The view of the Three Sisters from the summit of Horsepasture is outstanding. The colorful flowers in July are as well. Hummingbirds fight over masses of skyrocket, and butterflies enjoy the many buckwheats. This short trail is one of the more popular ones in the area.
Trail: 2.6 miles round trip (4750–5660′)
Location: northeastern Lane County; Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River Ranger District
USGS Map: French Mountain; T17S.R6E.S4,8,9
Habitats: meadow, forest, rock
Bloom: June to August
Take Hwy 126, The McKenzie Highway, east to the town of McKenzie Bridge. Turn right on Horse Creek Rd. After 1.7 miles turn right onto 1993. Follow this single-lane, mostly-paved road uphill for 8.5 very windy miles to a hiker symbol on the right. There is a small pulloff parking area. If this is full, you can park a little farther up the road at a gated spur road on the left.
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