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.


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 »

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 »

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 »