Equestrian Camp Loop via West Hardy Ridge Trail and Equestrian Trail

1 review #106 hike out of 624 in
8.5 mi
4 hrs 27 min
1,781 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate loop trail in Beacon Rock State Park.

This trail goes by Equestrian Camp.

Getting Started

Take equestrian trail to hardy ridge trail east or west and do the loop.

Taking Children

Experience hiking children or keep a watchful eye as there are drop offs on top.

This is an alternate route for Equestrian Camp Loop via Phlox Point Trail.

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    2 years, 9 months ago
    Visited 4/19/19. Hiked 7.62 miles, non-stop rain the whole way. Took me 4hrs. Saw a female turkey! Road up to equestrian trailhead is in good shape. Bathrooms were clean, although on a more warm day they probably would have been stinky. I hiked up east hardy ridge/equestrian and down west hardy ridge. The upper trail is foot traffic only. Several trees down on upper hardy ridge and a couple patches of snow on the side of the trail. Other than that the trail was in good condition. There are two equestrian camps at the parking area, beautiful spots E1 and E2, they are $12.00/night. Pay station at the kiosk. You need a discover pass to park here for day use. I also saw several picnic trails. Numerous hiking options. Only saw 1 other car come in as I was leaving and saw no one on the trail. Started at 4:30am and finished at 8:30am. Large parking area here, road in is one lane width in most places.
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Public Tracks

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