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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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Campbellsville, KY
1 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, easy
Greenup, KY
Carpenter's Run Trail starts in the same location as the Claylick Loop Trail except it turns left at the trail sign and then you follow the red blazes. Carpenter's Run also f...


Stearns, KY
1.6 mile linear trail, begins at Blue Heron Mining Camp , follows old mining tram, moderately steep prior to reaching overlook, part of the Kentucky Trail
Olive Hill, KY
Multi use trail within Tygart State Forest that explores the picturesque valley of the stream less Cave Branch Creek which is flowing underground through Bat Cave before it re...
Stearns, KY
Access via Jack's Ridge Loop at 7.1 miles, or Duncan Hollow at 9.1 miles, Charit Creek Lodge from Bandy Creek Trailhead
Stearns, KY
5.6 miles, one way, Middle Creek Equestrian Trailhead
Harrodsburg, KY
1/2 mile linear trail, access from Shawnee Run Trail, pass abandon calcite mine (do not enter mine), rated moderate
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