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Horseback Riding Trails

As the Horse Capital of the World, Kentucky is serious about horsing around. There are numerous trail systems and parks that can provide weeks of riding at a time. These trail systems are located throughout the commonwealth area and make for a variety of ride experiences with varied terrain and diverse wildlife. Kentucky's equestrian trails are located in close proximity to both primitive and well-appointed horse camps and stables. These fine equine facilities help make it easy to get on the trail, whether you’re an experienced equestrian or new to riding horses. There’s no better way for visitors to get a tour of the Kentucky outdoors.

Search for different rides around Kentucky below and click on each for a map, directions and details. Start planning a trip to your new favorite destination for horseback riding trails!

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Mammoth Cave, KY
60 miles, accessed via Maple Springs & Lincoln trailheads, hiking, several horse camps in area provide access to trails
Whitley City, KY
.5 mile linear trail, trailhead at KY 700/Yahoo Arch trail, ends at Markers Arch, follows old road along ridgetop, descends to Markers Arch, easy difficulty


Lexington, KY
4 miles, grass, travels around perimeter of park, numerous sports fields, equestrian use, 660 acre park,
Harrodsburg, KY
2 mile looped trail, Trailhead #3, follow rock fences through rolling fields, panoramic views of West Lot and Shaker Village, rated easy
Greenup, KY
The Michael Tygart Loop Trail begins at the Jesse Stuart Lodge and follows the Fern Valley Trail for about half a mile then goes off the the left. The trail is marked in yell...
Louisa, KY
Operated by Lawrence County Saddle Club, 20+ miles, open to hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders, located near campground, limited number of stalls avail...
Stearns, KY
3.5 miles from Terry Cemetery Trailhead, 6.1 miles from Peters Mountain Trailhead, ends at Big South Fork river
Whitley City, KY
3.3 mile linear trail, follows ridge line, dirt surface, difficulty rating easy
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