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.
Search for different rides around Kentucky below and click on each for a map, directions and details.
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.5 mile, loop, spur off Marina Main Trail, easy
2 mile loop, begins near visitor center, easy-moderate
Whitley City, KY
1.86 mile looped trail, follows pine ridge for most of trail, area of sandstone "step-up" rocks, dirt surface, rated moderate difficulty
.5 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, moderate
5 mile, trailhead located near Wilderness Road Campground, ends at intersection with Ridge Trail, strenuous, access near Wilderness Road campground
3.3 miles, looped, begins at trailhead parking lot, trail is for intermediate drivers, sharp turns, steep hills
9 miles, traverse east side of lake, trails through areas open to hunting so riders should be careful during hunting seasons, scenic trails/views, wildlife viewing
Olive Hill, KY
The Green Trail connects Olive Hill to the beautiful trail system at Carter Caves State Resort Park. It begins at the Depot Trailhead, Tygart St., downtown Olive Hill. This ...
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