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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1.5 miles, spur off North Trail, easy
Follow the Red Trail markings from the trailhead for a loop which finishes back at your starting point. It involves paved road up to the City Lake property, and dirt trail wit...
.5 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, easy
Multi use ridgetop trail within Tygart State Forest follows the border around a hardwood tree reforestation project. During the warm season users need to be prepared for tick...
.5 mile, paved/sidewalk, 16 acre park,
6 miles, one way from Station Camp Equestrian Trailhead, leads to Station Camp Crossing
5.15 miles, trailhead located on Forest Rd. 5181, ends at Forest Rd. 5186, sharp turns, hills, general forest hazards, rated intermediate difficulty rating
.5 mile, spur off North Trail, scenic overlook, moderate
200+ miles of trails in Daniel Boone National Forest, all horses must have Coggins papers, spectacular streams, views, bluffs, wildflowers and wild life.
8 miles, easy, gentle terrain, follows Licking River, also open to foot traffic
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