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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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Mammoth Cave, KY
8.7 miles, begins at Maple Springs trailhead,
Campbellsville, KY
1 mile, spur off Marina Main Trail, moderate
Jamestown, KY
Operating from Memorial Day through Labor Day, guided trail rides, depart every hour


Harrodsburg, KY
6 mile looped trail, access through surrounding connector trails, field and forest terrain with vista views, Fulling Mill site waterfall, rated moderate
Simpsonville, KY
400 acres, 8.4 miles of trails, mostly forested, indoor arena & 8 stall stable
Tollesboro, KY
280 miles through Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork, travels from outside Morehead through Stearns and into Tennessee, some sections paved, some sections open to...
Campbellsville, KY
2 miles, spur off Marina Main Trail, moderate
Pikeville, KY
Approx. 30 mile trail system, located adjacent to Fishtrap Lake WMA & Fishtrap Lake State Park, campground, picnic area, hosts Spring and Fall Trail Ride, closed during huntin...
Stearns, KY
4.0 miles, one way from lodge to river, Charit Creek Equestrian Trailhead
Middlesboro, KY
2.6 miles, begins at Sugar Run Picnic area, ends at intersection with Ridge Trail, strenuous, access at Sugar Run picnic area
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