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 McDowell Mountain Park Trail in Arizona

September 2, 2017
Longtime equestrian and Marchador breeder Lynn Kelley showcases the McDowell Mountain Park Trail in Maricopa County, Arizona for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Lynn Kelley Adjacent to the Scottsdale Preserve is McDowell Mountain Park with similar terrain and well-marked trails. The Sonoran Desert is rich in vegetation, birds… Read more »

Horseback Riding the Florida Greenway– Shangrila

August 31, 2017
In the mid-1980s the State of Florida started a project to set aside public land for conservation and recreation purposes. Linear trails, or greenways, long and narrow strips of land many times following abandoned railroad right-of-ways, stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River, occupying much of… Read more »

Pennsylvania Horse Trails Through the Seasons

August 28, 2017
Members from the Pennsylvania Chapter of Women on the Edge Trail Riders Debbie Crone and Aleta Seifert share their favorite horse trails throughout the seasons, part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Debbie Crone and Aleta Seifert The state of Pennsylvania has much to offer the horseback… Read more »

Horseback Riding Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Arizona

August 24, 2017
Longtime rider and horse breeder Lynn Kelley shares great horse trails in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Arizona, part of Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” —- Navajo proverb by Lynn Kelley We are so fortunate… Read more »

Arkansas Horseback Riding Pedestal Rock- Ozark National Forest

August 16, 2017
Learn about favorite Arkansas trails of the Arkansas Trail Riders Association as part of Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Tina Taylor and Sherry Resecker Cowboy Up Horse Camp in Pelsor, Arkansas is a great place for riding, some of it is easy, however there are many difficult trails… Read more »

Narrow Gauge Trails in Barron County, Wisconsin

August 12, 2017
A member of the Barron County Horse Trail Association shares a great place to horseback ride in Wisconsin in the Barron County Forest for the 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Elaine Madison Up until recently there was only a single recreation trail open for horseback riding in the Rice Lake,… Read more »

Equestrian Tips for Trail Riding Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest

August 6, 2017
Avid trail rider Connie McNabb shares the beauty of Southern Illinois’ geologic wonder–– Shawnee National Forest with the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. By Connie McNabb To say trail riders new to exploring Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois are surprised and amazed at the geologic diversity, and unparalleled… Read more »

Experience Nevada’s Diversity Riding The American Discovery Trail

August 6, 2017
From wildflower meadows and craggy mountain canyons to crisp blue lakes and deep sand dunes, Samantha Szesciorka and her horse cross the state of Nevada on the ADT Equestrian Trail and describe the experience for Equitrekking’s 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Samantha Szesciorka Nevada is often presented as one… Read more »

Kentucky Horse Trails at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

July 14, 2017
Something for Everyone in the Heart of the Bluegrass from Janet Eaton of the Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen for Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Janet Eaton Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill near Harrodsburg in the central region of Kentucky offers more than 3000 acres of wild area… Read more »

Horse Riding the Pacific Crest Trail in San Diego County

July 14, 2017
An active equestrian who frequents horse and mule trails in San Diego County shares great equine trails along the Southern Tip of the Pacific Crest Trail for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. By Clare Maudsley The Pacific Crest Trail stretches 2,650 miles from the Mexican border to Canada.… Read more »