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Humboldt County, CA
  • I love going to Horse Mountain because it is untamed wilderness that really gives you the wilderness snow experience
  • It was exhausting to hike through but quite an experience
  • You should definitely bring chains to drive up Horse Mountain, and I strongly recommend four wheel drive
  • The best thing about Horse Mountain is that it's close to Eureka and Arcata- only about 90 minutes

    • by jamesa9791
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      The Horse Mountain Recreation area is a great place to explore the snow in Humboldt County. Take 101 to highway 299 east, and go about 30 miles to Titlow Hill Road.

      Turn right and go about two miles up to the parking lot.

      I love going to Horse Mountain because it is


      untamed wilderness that really gives you the wilderness snow experience.

      Today there was about three feet of deep powder.

      It was exhausting to hike through but quite an experience!

      You should definitely bring chains to drive up Horse Mountain, and I strongly recommend four wheel drive.

      If you don’t have experience ...


      • driving in snow and ice, don’t try it! The road is a little too steep and windy for those unsure of their capabilities.

        As a related note, you should not be surprised to see some trucks, snowmobiles, and ATV’s on the access roads.

        To enjoy the nature you just need to get

        off of the roads and onto the hillsides.

        Horse Mountain is appropriate for hiking, sledding, recreational vehicle use, and minor backcountry skiing (no ski lifts).

        If you ask around you can usually find a great slope for skiing/sledding.

        The best thing about Horse Mountain is that it’s close to Eureka and Arcata- only about 90 minutes.

        Have a good trip!




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