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 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 »

Alaska Horse Trails- Anchorage’s Ruth Arcand Park and Beyond

April 11, 2016
Learn about horseback riding in accessible Ruth Arcand Park in Anchorage and how to ride beyond for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Pamela Dunlap-Shohl When I first moved to Anchorage in the early 80's I'd never realized that the trails available to equestrians were so close. I also… 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 »

Sky Meadows State Park Horseback Rides in Virginia

November 5, 2015
Riding amid the changing autumn leaves at this Virginia state park is a special experience. Susan St. Amand describes it in this 50 State Trail Riding Project article. by Susan St. Amand Recently on a seasonally beautiful autumn day, members of the Shenandoah Trail Riding and Horseman's Association sponsored and… Read more »

Trail Riding at Big South Fork Recreation Area in Tennessee

October 7, 2015
Wild weather didn’t stop Susan St. Amand from having fun at Big South Fork Recreation Area as part of Equitrekking’s 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Susan St. Amand About Big South Fork Recreation Area Big South Fork Recreation Area is located on the Northeastern end of Tennessee, straddling the… Read more »

Ride Wisconsin: Halls Creek and Bush Lake Flats

March 18, 2015
Learn about one of the best-kept secrets in Northeastern Wisconsin, a great place to horseback ride that's part of Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Patty Wisneski Wisconsin is a beautiful state and offers many different trail-riding experiences. Riding horses is our heritage; it is important to preserve that heritage.… Read more »

Trail Riding in the Green Mountain State—Vermont

January 13, 2015
Did you know you can ride an elite system of bridle trails from the Rockefeller Era in Vermont? Learn about great horse trails near Woodstock, in the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and beyond from Chelle Grald of the Green Mountain Horse Association–– part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding… Read more »