This is the latest mountain bike trail added to the Hawes Trail System in March 2018. This trail is an alternate route to the existing Wild Horse Trail - AKA Lead Trail.
This trail is used by bikers, hikers, equestrians and yes, even wild horses, so be aware. And if you're lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of a deer or javelina... I saw tracks of both crossing the bike trail when I hiked the trail.
High Horse Trail begins at a point one mile east of Bush Highway along the existing Wild Horse Trail, reconnecting at the 3 mile point of the Wild Horse Trail, so, from the point the two trails diverge to the point they reconnect is the same distance for either trail..
High Horse Trail forks off to the south (a right turn if you are heading east) then travels roughly parallel to the Wild Horse Trail, albeit at a slightly higher elevation.
High Horse provides practically the same type of terrain as Wild Horse, with plenty of ups & downs, tight turns, switch-backs and of course dry wash crossings.
I've been told it is more fun to ride west-to-east, even though I have not biked it yet, based on how many times I saw a rider walking up a number of spots, I believe I'd favor it east-to-west, along a gradual descent.
When hiking you likely wouldn't notice the difference.
None - Bring your own. (Oh yeah, please don't leave empty bottles along the trails or where you park)
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.