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.


 


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 »

Horse Camping at Buffalo River in Tennessee

July 13, 2017
In the heart of Tennessee lies one of the most beautiful and entertaining horse camping facilities. At Buffalo River Trail Ride in Waynesboro, you will find a 5,000 acre trail riding and camping facility situated alongside Buffalo River with many miles of trails, five waterfalls, and a bat cave. Office front and… Read more »

Horseback Riding Zion National Park in Utah-La Verkin Creek

July 3, 2017
An active member of the Back Country Horsemen of Utah and blogger about great Utah trails shares horse trails in Zion National Park, encompassing Lee's Pass, LaVerkin Creek and Kolob Arch, for Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Judy Nelson Horses traditionally have been used to explore Zion National… Read more »

Trail Riding the Kickapoo Valley Reserve in Wisconsin

July 3, 2017
Regardless of the time of year, the Kickapoo Valley Reserve is one of the most beautiful tracts of land in all of the Midwest.  by Patty Wisneski Kickapoo is an Algonquin word meaning “one who goes there, then here.” The Kickapoo Valley Reserve has been one of my favorite destinations for… Read more »

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 »