Shotgun Creek & Horse Rock

  • Easy (Shotgun Creek)
  • 3.4-mile loop
  • 300 feet elevation gain

  • Open all year
  • Easy (Horse Rock)
  • 3 miles round trip
  • 620 feet elevation gain

In the rustic Mohawk Valley just half an hour from Eugene, Shotgun Creek is a popular picnicking park with a woodsy loop hike. Nearby Horse Rock offers another good hiking goal. This weird rock wall has a shallow cave, flower meadows, and views of snowy Cascade summits from Mt. Hood to Diamond Peak.

To find Shotgun Creek …

This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.