Black Bear - Horseshoe Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,199' 365 m
Descent: -1,193' -364 m
High: 9,314' 2,839 m
Low: 8,225' 2,507 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“A quiet and remote escape that provides exposure to a variety of terrain.”— Max Krueger
Follow Mule Deer Trail for a short while and hang a right onto Horseshoe Trail Alternate. From here, the trail is a mix of singletrack and wider trail. There are some short rocky sections but mostly the trail is smooth. At about the 3.7 mile mark, this joins the main Horseshoe Trail and continues south.
Finally, near the end of the Horseshoe Trail, cut right across a small wooden bridge and follow Horseshoe Connector Trail back to the Black Bear Trail and ultimately the Ralston Roost Trailhead.