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Saddle Dam Area

Vancouver-area riders are lucky to have easy access to the fun trails and logging roads near Saddle Dam, the dam that creates Yale Lake.  Located off Hwy. 503, the Saddle Dam area trails explore a ridge northwest of the lake and offer terrific riding opportunities.   

The Riding

You can ride to Frasier Pond, 

 Saddle Dam Area

or to a viewpoint on a high shoulder of the ridge (from which you can see Lake Merwin's Cresap Bay and Frasier Pond below you).  

 Saddle Dam Area

You can take the Saddle Dam Trail, which roughly follows the shore of Yale Lake.

Saddle Dam Area

Or you can just explore the logging roads in the area.

Saddle Dam Area

No matter where you ride, the Saddle Dam area will not disappoint.

Saddle Dam Area

More Information

The riding near the Saddle Dam is featured in Riding Southwest Washington Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, available at

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