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Horse Lake Trail provides access to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and several possible loops past pristine lakes and through old growth mountain hemlock forest. Mosquitoes are a bit hungry early in the summer.
Note: The trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness Area shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness Permits are required for both day-use and overnight travel in the Wilderness from Memorial Day Weekend until Oct. 31. Permits are available at the trailhead.

Directions: From Bend, Horse Lake Trail begins from Elk Lake Trailhead, located 33 miles west of Bend on Century Drive. Northwest Forest Pass required.

Elevation: 4,650 feet

Elevation Gain: 650 feet

Distance: 4 miles

Usage: Light

Difficulty: Moderate

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Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

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