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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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Alexandria, KY
20 miles, Multiple paths to take which adjust the difficulty of the trail, Ranges from easy to medium to difficult
Harrodsburg, KY
3 mile looped trail, Trailhead #1, turf trail through gently rolling hills, country side views
Whitley City, KY
4 mile looped trail, scenic cliff view at halfway point, dirt surface, rated easy


23 developed horse sites, water, electricity, tables, grills, hot showers, access to miles of horse trails, located on Bear Creek Rd. off Highway 742
Campbellsville, KY
.5 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, easy
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
Stearns, KY
5 miles, one way, Peters Mountain Trailhead to Bell Farm Horse Camp
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
Stearns, KY
14 miles, looped, Station Camp Equestrian Trailhead
Morehead, KY
16 miles, open to mountain bikers and hikers, easy terrain, connects from Sheltowee Trace
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