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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6 mile looped trail, Trailhead #3, pass brickshop, where Shakers tanned leather and pumped water into the Waterhouse, rated moderate
24 miles, multi-use, weather restriction program in place to limit impact on trails-call ahead,
1/2 mile linear trail, Trailhead #1 weave in and out of giant Sycamores and Red Oaks, crosses Shawnee Run creek, rated easy
12-14 miles, approx. 4 hour ride, trailhead located near on Elk View Road, well marked trail, good for both wagon and horseback, creek crossings, both wooded and open fields, ...
18-20 miles, 6 hour ride, trailhead located near ATV training center on Elk View Road, beautiful ponds, creek crossings, breathtaking scenery, shaded timber, $5 fee for non-me...
5-7 miles, trailhead off Highway 80 on west side of Highway 2209, takes riders past cave entrance, riders must have permission to ride, call Roger Bolen
1.5 miles, spur off North Trail, easy
874 acre state forest, open for public hunting, hiking trails under construction that will lead through the forest and near Carter Caves SRP, no off-road vehicles
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