Bessie Butte/Horse Butte Trailhead Besse Butte
This is a short but scenic ride to the top of Bessie Butte and back. The Horse Butte area has many other trails to choose from as well.

The most straightforward way to get there, and without having to drive on a bouncy gravel road is: From Bend take Hwy 20 east towards Burns for one mile, take a right on Ward Rd, follow it 1.3 miles until it T's, then take the left to stay on Ward. Continue another 2 miles then turn right on Billadeau Rd. When Billadeau crosses over Arnold Market Rd. the name changes to Horse Butte Rd. After 3.2 miles the pavement ends and you will have several options for parking. Immediately on the right there is a spot right next to Horse Butte which is a bright red cinder cone. I usually park there but on this particular day there was someone in the way so I continued on gravel road 1815 for half a mile and then took a right on Rd 800 at the sign for Horse Butte TH. From here there are several pullouts to choose from, or you can continue to the actual trailhead which is less than half a mile farther. However the road gets a little more bumpy and washed out, so most people park along Rd 800. I parked in a large pullout on the right, a trail runs directly behind this to the TH or you can just ride down the road.
 (From Holly Blogs Her Adventures)

Hit the horse trails with Holly as she shares her adventures on the trail.