50 State Trail Riding Project

Great horse trails in every U.S. state contributed by the equestrian community... you! Get inspired to get outdoors and horseback ride, because the more we horse lovers utilize our trails, the better chance we’ll have in keeping them open to horses. Contact us to contribute and share your favorite trails.


 


Horseback Riding Arizona’s Tonto National Forest

June 22, 2017
Trading in Chicago winters for Arizona sunshine was a no-brainer. Instead of slogging through slush in downtown Chicago, I explored the canyons, washes and rugged trails of the Tonto National Forest on horseback. The fifth-largest national forest in the United States, Tonto boasts nearly 900 miles of trails. For several… Read more »

Riding the Metolius-Windigo Trail in Central Oregon

June 19, 2017
Author and equestrian Kim McCarrel of Oregon Equestrian Trails writes about a diverse Central Oregon horse trail, the Metolius-Windigo Trail, a lower-elevation alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail, for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Kim McCarrel When most people think of Oregon, the image that usually comes to… Read more »

Great USA Horse Trails- Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project

June 19, 2017
Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project highlights great horse trails in every U.S. state contributed by the equestrian community... you! Find great riding destinations across the USA where you can bring your horse and sometimes also ride with local outfitters. Get inspired to get outdoors and horseback ride, because the… Read more »

Horseback Riding Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

January 21, 2017
Illinois is nicknamed “the Prairie State,” yet less than .01 percent of the state’s original prairie remains. At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, just an hour from Chicago, volunteers and the US Forest Service are working to restore tallgrass prairie to the largest open space in the Chicago metropolitan area. Equestrians… Read more »

Horseback Riding Around the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia

September 24, 2016
A great place to trail ride in West Virginia and visit a historic town with a cool old railroad, part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail RIding Project. Over the Labor Day weekend, I traveled with a group of members from the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association to Durbin,… Read more »

Horseback Riding The State Arboretum of Virginia – Blandy Experimental Farm

June 28, 2016
Learn about a beautiful arboretum with miles of trails to ride not far from Washington, DC and Winchester, Virginia, part of the 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Susan St. Amand Known as the “Commonwealth's Public Gardens”, Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre research center for the University of Virginia. Bequeathed… Read more »

Riding the Alaska Basin-Buck Mountain Pass

April 29, 2016
Ride into the High Country with Amy and Maggie of Wilderness Horseback Journeys blog as they take on the Alaska Basin-Buck Mountain Pass in Wyoming. We did the Alaska Basin to Buck Mt. Pass in early October last year, because of it’s high elevation it is recommended that you don’t… Read more »

Mammoth Cave National Park’s First Creek Trail in Kentucky

February 4, 2016
A passionate trail rider who volunteers with the Mammoth chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen describes a trail riding experience we all might hope to enjoy in Kentucky's Cave Country. by Doris Dorsey How does one begin to tell tales of a trail when living adjacent to it most of their life? Mammoth… Read more »

Trail Riding Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia

January 4, 2016
Members of the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Association began the 2016 New Year on the right “hoof” by hitting the trails at one of Virginia's top-rated state parks and one of the best in the nation, Shenandoah River State Park, located eight miles south of Front Royal, Virginia. by Susan… Read more »

Horseback Riding the Bucktail Trail in West Virginia

November 17, 2015
Riding the Bucktail Trail in the George Washington National Forest in West Virginia, part of the 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Susan St. Amand On another late, crisp autumn day, the Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman's Assocation organized and sponsored another spectacular trail ride on the Bucktail Trail situated across… Read more »