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.


Trail Riding Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley and Beyond

November 13, 2013
A member of the Shenandoah Trail Riding and Horseman's Association highlights her favorite Virginia horse trails in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, George Washington National Forest, Blue Ridge Mountains, Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area and beyond for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Susan St. Amand The motto for Virginia… Read more »

Missouri Horse Trails- Mark Twain National Forest and Beyond

November 11, 2013
Cristlyn Randazzo of Show Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen shares why she loves trail riding in Missouri, as part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Cristlyn Randazzo The smell of coffee floats in the air as I sit by the campfire and watch the mist rise from… Read more »

Horse Riding New Mexico- The Argentina Trail Loop Photo Journey

November 6, 2013
A New Mexico trail rider showcases a horseback ride on the Argentina Trail Loop near Ruidoso for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by "Dusty" I am a very frequent rider of New Mexico trails––nearly every day. I share my rides with friends via emails I call my "Horse… Read more »

Riding and Packing in the Beautiful Bitterroot Valley in Montana

November 5, 2013
Kathy Hundley of the Selway-Pintler Wilderness Back Country Horsemen reveals beautiful places to horseback ride in the Bitterroot Valley in southwestern Montana, part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. By Kathy Hundley The Bitterroot Valley of southwestern Montana has probably one of the most varied resources of potential riding located… Read more »

Horseback Riding Dome Rock State Wildlife Area, Colorado

November 3, 2013
Avid trail rider, Debbie Bibb, on the Board of Directors for the Trails and Open Space Coalition and a trail advocate for equestrians, shares her favorite trail near Colorado Springs for the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Debbie Bibb I’ve been trail riding in Colorado for well over… Read more »

Rock Bridge Canyon- Hodges, Alabama Horse Trails

October 23, 2013
Explore Alabama horse trails from Rock Bridge Canyon, where miles of picturesque trails wind through woodlands and canyons, part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Kari Kirby As I lay awake the night before the ride to Rock Bridge Canyon, I had the same pre-ride jitters that… Read more »

Louisiana’s Best Horse Trails

October 17, 2013
Members of the Louisiana Equine Council share some of their favorite horse trails, including in the diverse Kisatchie National Forest, as part of Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Neely Walker & Howard Cormier Louisiana’s best horse trails are in the Kisatchie National Forest, near the 37,500 acre Red… Read more »

Horseback Riding California’s Central Sierras

October 16, 2013
Great Horse Trails along The Texas Flat - California Meadow Loop in the Central Sierras, part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. by Sherry Antill & Ann Bates of Central Sierra Nevada Horse Trails The central Sierra’s of California offer horseback riders a plethora of trails for riders of… Read more »

Equestrian Trail Riding in South Carolina

October 14, 2013
Jim Edwards, a member of the Trails Committee of the South Carolina Horsemen’s Council, shares some of his most recent favorite equestrian trails in South Carolina, part of the Equitrekking 50 State Trail Riding Project. By Jim Edwards When asked, “What is your favorite horse trail in South Carolina?”, I am… Read more »

My Favorite Horseback Rides in New York

October 12, 2013
I’ve planned and taken two New York riding vacations, one at the Brookfield Trail System, and another at the Mohonk Preserve. Both featured ground-based facilities that served to make our stays most enjoyable. Learn more about these great NY horse trails in my article for Equitrekking's 50 State Trail Riding… Read more »