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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 riding experiences. Kentucky's equestrian trails are located in close proximity to some of the finest horse camps and stables in the world. These fine facilities help make it easy to get on the trail, whether you’re an experienced equestrian or new to riding horses.

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23 developed horse sites, water, electricity, tables, grills, hot showers, access to miles of horse trails, located on Bear Creek Rd. off Highway 742
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Campbellsville, KY
.5 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, easy
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Whitley City, KY
3.27 mile looped trail, follows ridgetop for 1 mile, descends to Barren Fork, follow Sheltowee trace near creek to complete loop, dirt surface, moderate difficulty
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
5 miles, one way, Peters Mountain Trailhead to Bell Farm Horse Camp
Daniel Boone Country London, KY
2.7 miles, looped, trialhead on Forest Road 457, located on old logging road along Big Dog Branch, several hardened creek fords require care when crossing
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
14 miles, looped, Station Camp Equestrian Trailhead
Kentuckys Appalacians Morehead, KY
16 miles, open to mountain bikers and hikers, easy terrain, connects from Sheltowee Trace
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
2.3 miles, from Charit Creek Lodge Trailhead, one way to Jacks Ridge Loop
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Stearns, KY
11.4 miles, one way, from Peters Mountain Trailhead, leads to Blue Heron river ford
Kentuckys Appalacians Pikeville, KY
2.3 miles, stables, horse rentals available
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