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Keenes Horse Camp

Located on the north side of Mt. Adams, Keenes Horse Camp is not to be missed!  The camp provides access to pretty forested loops, a 360-degree panorama from the summit of Green Mountain, and jaw-dropping mountain views in the Mt. Adams Wilderness. 

Keenes Horse Camp

Difficulty:  Moderate

Distance:  50+ miles of riding

Elevation:  4,350 feet

Keenes Horse Camp

The Riding

You can travel a short, fun loop to Horseshoe Lake.

Keenes Horse Camp

Or you can enjoy a longer loop to Midway Meadows.

Keenes Horse Camp

You can ride to the summit of Green Mountain, with its panoramic view that includes the tip of Mt. Rainier.

You can visit Lava Spring, where a steady stream of water gushes out of the base of an impressive lava flow.

Keenes Horse Camp

Don’t miss the Killen Creek/Muddy Meadows Loop, which features close-up views of Mt. Adams as well as panoramic views of Mt. Rainier, the Goat Rocks, and other nearby mountains.  Add in a waterfall and some pretty meadows, and you have the makings of a stunning ride!

The Camping

Keenes Horse Camp

Keenes Horse Camp (pronounced Key-nuss) was named after Keenes Meade, a Forest Service mule packer.  It features 13 sites with highline posts, picnic tables, and fire rings.  Sites 1-8 are pull-throughs that can accommodate larger rigs.  The camp has toilets, manure bins, stock water from a trough, and an accessible mounting ramp.  A fee is charged for overnight camping.  Day-use parking is available.

Learn More

Riding SW Washington Horse TrailsYou’ll find more information about Keenes Horse Camp and the surrounding trails in Riding SW Washington Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, available at

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