Horsepasture Mountain

AreaWestern Cascades
(Willamette National Forest)
Best time to visitLate June to mid-July
Blooming NowNo
Elevation4700-5660 feet
Trail Info2.8 miles round-trip, 900 feet elevation gain

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


This is a relatively easy hike to an alpine meadow with tremendous views of the Three Sisters. On clear days you should also have very good views of Mount Jefferson, Three-Fingered Jack, Mount Washington, Mount Bachelor, and Diamond Peak to the south.

For more information, visit the Cascadia Wildlands Project web site.


Take Highway 126 east from Eugene/Springfield for approximately 42 miles. After McKenzie Bridge, just past the McKenzie Bridge General Store, turn right onto Horse Creek Road and proceed 1.7 miles. Just beyond Horse Creek Campground, turn right onto FS Road 1993, which is mostly paved but has some gravel stretches. After approximately 8.5 miles, you will see the Horsepasture Trailhead on your right, along with a small turnout which will accommodate 3-4 cars.

Trip Reports

DateSubmitted by
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07/21/2012Eugene Reynolds
05/27/2012Eugene Reynolds
07/03/2007Tanya Harvey

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Three Sisters from Horsepasture Mountain

Three Sisters from Horsepasture Mountain

Mount Jefferson and Three Fingered Jack from Horsepasture Mountain

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