New Detour at Horseshoe Lake (near 160th St - Town Line Rd)

The “temporary detour” at Horseshoe Lake has an even more "temporary detour!” The short detour to avoid the Horseshoe Lake Bridge (closed due to water over the bridge) has been changed due to dangerous flooding across 160th St, which was part of the detour. We’ve identified a new detour route, this one is 3 miles, between 144th St (Ice Age Drive) and 160th St (Town Line Rd) via 255th Ave (Town Line Rd.).

The trail is open for in-and-back hiking from 144th St (Ice Age Drive) eastward and back, about 2.7 miles 1 way, which is fine for day hikes.

The temporary puncheon set up on the flooded roadbed late last season floated away when the spring water level rose. Stepping off the roadbed left one hiker in chest-deep water. As a result, use the alternate detour south of the trail until water levels recede.

You can only get to the east end of the detour route via vehicle by driving east from 144th St (Ice Age Dr). The road is blocked at the Horseshoe Lake parking area, a short distance south of the trail. Access from Hwy M via 160th St is closed.

Signs are posted at either end of the detour.

We’re working on a fix for this detour, so check back in mid April.

See the poster.