Cyrus Horse Camp
Crooked River National Grassland - USFS
photo credits: Courtesy USFS
813 S.W. Hwy. 97
Madras, OR 97741
Trail Summary Data
- General Trail Location: Central/Eastern Oregon
- Average Trail Terrain: Mix
- Total Trail Miles: 20+
- Camping : Yes
- Parking : Good
- Restrooms : Yes
- Potable Water : No
In 1992 this high desert horse camp was constructed with the help of volunteers amidst the remnants of an old homestead and orchard just a short distance from Haystack Reservoir. The facility is available for horse camping, standard camping, and RV camping opportunities. There are numerous trails on the Crooked River National Grassland that provide for fun and challenging horseback rides. Description courtesy USFS.
Trail Type, Distance & Elevation:
The most accessible trails from the Cyrus Horse camp are the Cole Loop and the Warner Loop trails. These loops are a part of the larger Ridge Rider Endurance Trail.
Cole Loop - 25 miles RT - Very Challenging Terrain - steep and long trail.
Warner Loop - 12.5 miles RT - Less Challenging Terrain.
These trails are open to multiple users including hikers, mountain bikes and motorized vehicles. Other trails that are a short trailer ride from Cyrus Horse Camp include: Alder Springs Road, Gray Butte, Henderson Flat, Skull Hollow Loop, and Tam-a-lau.
For detailed directions, specific trail descriptions and maps see pg. 187 ”Riding Central Oregon Horse Trails” by Kim McCarrel
January (subject to weather conditions) - December (subject to weather conditions) - call ahead to verify conditions. Weather conditions can render some trails unsafe - check weather forecast and trail conditions before you ride.
This campsite is easily accessible.
Camping & Corral Availability:
This facility has 5 campsites and 8 corrals.
Drinking water is NOT available. Amenities at the campground include - 5 standard campsites, 8 corrals, 2 hitching racks, 1 water trough, 1 manure pit, 1 wooden picnic table and 1 combination fire ring/grill per campsite, 1 vault outhouse for the campground, 1 informational signboard. Please Note: Stock water may or may not be available. Please call the Crooked River National Grasslands Office (541) 475-9272 or Ochoco National Forest Office (541) 416-6500 for verification.
Rules & Regulations:
No user fee for this area. No reservations - first come first served. Weed Free Hay required. All USFS rules and regulations apply.
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