Bring your horse or mule and riding gear to the equestrian parking lot of Elijah Bristow State Park and celebrate the New Year riding a variety of trail loops along Lost Creek and the Middle Fork Willamette River. Open fields, oak woodlands, cottonwood and Douglas fir forest make this ride scenic as well as peaceful. Hopefully the Pengra elk herd will be around.
This ride is part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes occurring throughout the country. To see more visit: https://www.stateparks.org/special-programs/first-day-hikes/
Meet time: 11 AM
Foot in stirrup: 12 PM
Meet at: Elijah Bristow Equestrian Lot
Trail Names: Heron, Elk, River, and more.
Rating: Easy to moderate.
Length: 1-3 hours; lots of trail loop options.
Things to note: No dogs please. Hot drinks and snack available 11 AM-12 PM. Bring plenty of warm clothes, especially gloves, warm coat, and hat. No registration required. Oregon Equestrian Trails organization is co-leading this event with a Park Ranger staff.