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 in Little Missouri State Park

February 25, 2018
Take a tour on horseback through some of North Dakota's most awe-inspiring terrain at Little Missouri State Park.   One of the best places to experience North Dakota's famous badlands is Little Missouri State Park and the best way to see it is from the saddle. This wild and rugged country… Read more »

Horseback Riding the Natchez Trace in Mississippi

February 15, 2018
Experience the scenic beauty and history of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail on horseback.  The "Old Natchez Trace" is a historic forest trail that was used by wildlife, indigenous people, and early settlers. The 444-mile long footpath ran through Chickasaw and Choctaw land and served as an ancient highway connecting… Read more »

Great USA Horse Trails- Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project

January 30, 2018
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 in the Pacific Northwest: Adventures from Trees to the Sea

January 29, 2018
Equitrekking contributor and author of Alta Mira Horsemanship shares some of her favorite spots to go horseback riding in the Pacific Northwest.  Usually, when I tell people that I moved from sunny San Diego, California to the melancholy vibes of Seattle, Washington, they don an expression of complete shock. “Why… Read more »

Exploring Washington’s Riverside State Park on Horseback

November 30, 2017
Equitrekking contributor Shelah Wetter describes the trails in Riverside State Park near Spokane, Washington as park of Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project.  Riverside State Park lies nine miles outside of the heart of Spokane, Washington. The park boasts 12,000 acres, 55 miles of trail, and is the largest state… Read more »

Best Places to Trail Ride on Oahu Island in Hawaii

November 28, 2017
Have you ever dreamed of horseback riding through a tropical paradise? Equitrekking contributor Stacey Chepren gives her recommendations on the best places to trail ride in the beautiful Aloha State.  I was fortunate enough to not only live in Hawaii for close to four years but also to bring my… Read more »

Horseback Riding at Myles Standish State Forest in Massachusetts

November 20, 2017
By Stacey Stearns I recently returned from competing in a 30-mile limited distance endurance ride at Myles Standish State Forest in Carver and Plymouth, Massachusetts. The ride was sponsored by the New England Arabian Trail Organization and sanctioned by the American Endurance Ride Conference. Trail riding at Myles Standish State… Read more »

Horseback Riding at Shel Clair Farms in Vincent, Alabama

November 17, 2017
Life is good on the farm. Equine photographer Mary Katherine Morris recounts a visit to Shel Clair Farms, a historic dairy farm in Vincent, AL, as part of Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project. Nestled in the heart of Central Alabama, Shel Clair Farms lies between Shelby County and St.… Read more »

Massachusetts Trails Roundup: Top 10 Places to Ride in the Bay State

November 9, 2017
By Stacey Stearns The Bay State has thousands of acres for equestrians to enjoy. From the Berkshires to the bay, there is something for everyone. Here are a few of my favorites to add to your trail riding bucket list. 1. Blue Hills Reservation, Milton  Twenty minutes outside of Boston… Read more »

Horseback Riding in Acadia National Park

October 27, 2017
Stacey Stearns describes trails in New England's Acadia National Park as part of Equitrekking’s 50 State Trail Riding Project. By Stacey Stearns You can’t get there from here. Well, you can, it’s just a long drive. But it will be worth it. Acadia became a national park in 1919 and… Read more »