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Siuslaw National Forest - Horse Creek Campground

Near: FlorenceOR (Weather)
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3 Total
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17 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description Trails go thru lovely woods and open fields full of flowers from spring until late summer. Lots of beautiful views of the ocean, or of the town of Florence. Some are narrow and have water crossings, usally not deep. Trails can be very muddy and slick when it has been raining. Trails are all interlocking. Map of trails here, http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/recreation/tripplanning/newpflor/trails/coasthorse.shtml
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Campground vault toilet and somewhat level campsites with corrals. No potable water and no water in the camp itself. You have to go down one of the trails to a spring fed stock tank. There is a day use camp head also at the other end of these trails its called Dry lake trailhead.
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Siuslaw National Forest



, OR
Directions North of Florence on Hwy 101 turn right on Herman Peak Rd. Follow road a mile or two until Dry Lake Trailhead then to get to campground Continue 2.4 miles from Dry Lake Trailhead, or an easier trip with a horse trailer, from Florence, drive 10.5 miles to FS Rd (Horse Creek Road). Turn right on FS Rd 58 and travel 4.7 miles. Turn right to access the trailhead and facilities. The drive up Herman Peak road can be treacherous with a horse trailer in tow.
This information was provided by on 2/2/2004 9:52:40 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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