Sitting on an elevation of 5,800 feet at Salmon River’s South Fork, the dog-friendly Hidden Horse Equestrian Campground is an excellent ground for horse owners. It is on the south edge of the Klamath National Forest, which sprawls over 2 million acres touching the California and Oregon border.
The Klamath National Forest features mountains, streams, and lakes, with elevations ranging from around 500 feet to 9,000 feet. The plant life here is truly diverse, with around 400 animal species. Some small mammals visit the campsites. Large trailers are not advised and some level areas allow tenting. It is a great place for forest birding and wildlife viewing, especially along the river. From the scenic backdrop of mountains to lakeside serenity, this partially shaded campground offers many reasons for campers to revisit. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash while you’re there.
There are 6 campsites (no hookup) at Hidden Horse, each with a picnic table and four 12'x12' corral stalls. Watering troughs are not provided, so be sure to bring your own buckets. Drinking water is provided during peak season. Also, don’t forget to include poop bags in your preparations; you should clean up after Fido. One of the campsites is accessible for people with disabilities. Reservations are only available for site #6. This is also the site that provides pull-through parking. Overnight horse camping is provided, while day-use parking is available for trailers. The Forest Service recommends and requests you to bring certified weed-free feed for your horses.
The campground is next to the Trinity Alps Wilderness, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, and Russian Wilderness. You can ride up to these trailheads that lead to numerous wilderness lakes and countless miles of trails. These provide excellent hiking and, of course, horseback riding opportunities. There is also a reservable group site within 10 miles. All in all, a great campground for dog-owning equestrians.