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Riley Horse Camp Campground (Oregon) Make a Reservation

Mt. Hood National Forest
541 328-0909
45.38139 / -121.85944

Riley Horse Camp is an equestrian facility located northwest of Oregon’s majestic Mt. Hood.  It was built by a group of equestrian volunteers in the 1960s. Horse corrals are tucked into the forest near the campsites, and several horseback riding trails can be accessed from the campground. The campground offers single-family equestrian sites for tent and RV camping. Campers must have horses. Horse corrals and hitching racks are provided.  Most recently a group of volunteers from the Territorial Riders Back Country Horsemen & Mt. Hood Chapter Oregon Equestrain Trails helped to move two corrals and build nine new corrals.  We’ve provided photos of the volunteers building the new corrals.

Campsites 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 have four-horse corrals. Campsites 9, 10, 12 and 14 have two-horse corrals, and campsite 11 is a one horse corral site.  Campsites 2, 3 and 13 have cross-ties for horses, but not much room to park.

Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Utility hookups are not available. Parking surfaces are gravel.

A variety of recreational and sightseeing opportunities are available for visitors to enjoy. Several hiking, biking and horseback riding trails can be accessed from the campground, including the 5.3-mile Cast Creek Trail, which was reconstructed in 1998 and leads from the campground to the Zigzag Mountain Trail. Combined with the nearby 4.9-mile Horseshoe Ridge Trail and part of the Zigzag Mountain Trail, visitors can make a nearly 14-mile excursion. The Sandy River Trail follows the river and stretches about 3 miles.

Fishing is available in nearby Lost Creek, as well as the Sandy River, which is not far from the campground.

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From Sandy, travel Highway 26 for 18 miles to Zigzag. Turn north onto Lolo Pass Road. Continue for about 4 miles, then turn right on Forest Road 1825 and continue for less than a mile. Bear right, staying on Forest Road 1825, and cross the Sandy River Bridge. Continue for another half-mile, to Forest Roads 1825-382. Turn right, cross Lost Creek Bridge, and the campground will be almost immediately on the right.

  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Stables
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Mountains
  • Pacific Northwest
  • River
Campsite Types
  • Equestrian
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

1, 2, 5, 7.


From: April To: Early September