If you’re looking for a great early-spring ride, the Warner Loop near Cyrus Horse Camp is for you! The trail is easy, the views are of the big-sky variety, and the footing isn’t muddy or slick even if the weather has been wet.
The ride begins at Cyrus Horse Camp and follows the Warner Loop Trail across real cowboy terrain: open grassland and low hills covered with junipers, sagebrush, and bunchgrass.
You’ll enjoy wide-open vistas that encompass Gray Butte, Pine Ridge, Haystack Butte, Grizzly Mountain, and Haystack Reservoir. And lots of sky. This is a great ride for a clear spring day because you’ll encounter few trees to block the welcome sunlight. Plus, in late spring the wildflowers are plentiful.
If you’d like to stay overnight and experience the other fun trails in this area, check out our post about Cyrus Horse Camp.
You’ll find more information about the Warner Loop and other trails near Cyrus Horse Camp in Riding Central Oregon Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, (Ponderosa Press, 2018), available at www.nwhorsetrails.com.