If you’re staying at Mt. Adams Horse Camp, don’t miss the Buck/Morrison/Wicky Loop! It’s a fun 9.5-mile ride across several creeks and through varied forest ecosystems to the memorable Wicky Creek Shelter.
Plus, the view of Mt. Adams from your campsite is arguably one of the best vistas from any campground in the Northwest.
Distance: 9.5 miles round trip
Elevation: 2,700 to 4,500 feet
This fun loop takes you along a shallow canyon on the Buck Creek Trail.
The Morrison Creek and Wicky Creek Trails travel through open, sun-dappled forest.
The Wicky Creek Shelter, a large wooden structure built for winter recreationists, is a nice lunch spot. It even has a picnic table and hitching rails.
Mt. Adams Horse Camp, has 12 sites with highline poles and cables, pull-through parking, stock water, picnic tables, fire rings, and a toilet. You’ll pay a camping fee, but there’s no fee for day-use parking.
Getting to Mt. Adams Horse Camp
From Trout Lake, take the Mt. Adams Recreation Hwy. north. In 1.3 miles, stay to the right when Buck Creek Road/Randle Road goes off to the left. Continue 0.6 mile and turn left on Road 80, a paved 1-lane road. In 2.3 miles, turn left on gravel Road 031. The horse camp is on your right in 0.5 mile.
You’ll find more information about the Buck/Morrison/Wicky Loop and other trails near Mt. Adams Horse Camp in Riding SW Washington Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, (Ponderosa Press, 2018), available at www.nwhorsetrails.com.