Best Horseback Riding Trails in United States

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on Mima Falls Trail
15 hours ago

hiking

Disappointed. Not impressed with the "waterfall" barely even a waterfall. There are no signs showing where to go to get to it. If you continue on from the waterfall you enter a 15 mile loop. The 5.5 miles it says on the description is not a loop. There is horse poop everywhere on the trail but there is a pretty view if you accidentally hike 5 more miles in above the trees.

on Difficult Run Trail
15 hours ago

hiking

I actually found this hike on another app but because it didn't have enough details and I couldn't record my hike, I switched over to the All Trails app. To start, you're actually looking for the Colvin Mill parking when you arrive. Not exactly sure if you're allowed to park there but every review online directs you there. Just note that they close their gate at sunset so plan accordingly. After you park, you walk down the street back towards Leesburg Pike and off to your left you'll see a gravel path that, at the time of writing this review, was a construction zone. However you can enter the area and once you see the construction buildng stay to the right. The start of the trail is right behind the bungalows. The hike is actually multiple trails, with the first being Difficult Run Trail. This part is mostly flat with you winding through people's backyard but once you get closer to the river, the trail picks up in incline and it becomes the Ridge Trail. Once you hit the river, the trail then becomes the River Trail, which is where you'll begin to see some small boulders. However this is also where you'll get the best view. The hike only takes in part of the River Trail before it reaches a park/bathroom area. At that point you'll begin you're turnaround towards the Swamp Trail which will lead you back to the Ridge Trail which will then lead you back to the Difficult Run Trail for you to head back to your starting point. The hike although has some elevation is easily achievable even for a beginner. However to not underestimate the length of the trail. With some added detour for pictures your hike can end up close to 12mile roundtrip. I encourage hikers to bring Camelback's (or other types of water bag). When you run out of water you can refill them at the restroom stop. Towels would be helpful if you sweat a lot and if it's hot out, some sunscreen would be nice as well. The paths for the most part are shaded but there are quite a few areas that are exposed to sun. Lastly, if you feel that hike is too long, there are many trails that you can cut through to get there/get back quicker, just make sure you stay on the trail (there are deers and other animals out there). So there you go. Grab a buddy, go out there and take the scenic in. Stay hydrated and have fun!

on Pinnacle Peak Trail
16 hours ago

hiking

on Rapid River
16 hours ago

Beautiful hike.

on Wheeler Peak New Mexico H...
17 hours ago

hiking

We summited Wheeler on July 6 2016, taking the Bull of the Woods trail from the trail head near all the large condo construction. Both of us guys are in reasonable shape for 68 year olds, and the hike up was no problem. Reached the summit in about 6 hours and it was crowded on this bluebird day. No snow on the trail either. Several hikers told us we could descend easily on the Williams lake trail, and since it was much shorter, we chose that descent, much to our regret. It is much steeper and much rougher and has loose rocks in many spots. We both believe we could have descended the way we came up in the same time it took us on the much shorter trail. Another reviewer mentions this additional huge problem: when you reach the road on the Williams trail and your car is at Bull of the Woods trail head, you are still MILES! from your car. We were told it was 4-5 miles, and it was 85 degrees and we were done, so we hitchhiked and the ride took about fifteen minutes. Still loved it for the experience and the awesome views!

on Bell Mountain Loop Trail
17 hours ago

Due to flooding on the Ozark trail we decided to go to "higher" ground and ended up at Bell mountain. Started our trip at the A hwy TH. The trail quickly starts to climb but not at an extreme grade, very manageable. When you get to the loop/split go right especially if you are wanting to stay overnight. There are multiple spots to make camp, we opted for one right out on the ridge. The sunrise in the morning is absolutely beautiful, we had a clear, warm morning with dense fog down in the valley. Leaving the ridge you'll continue down before heading west- then south. There are 2 water crossing with good "camp sites" . From there its a looong trek back up to meet up with spur to TH.
If backpacking overnight refer to map and make sure to refill all water containers as there is no other reliable water source until you come off the ridge. Also good luck finding any down trees/wood for a fire on ridge.
Overall it was a great "plan B" and would recommend it.

on Jubilee Trail
18 hours ago

hiking

Enjoyed the primitive-ness of this trail. The trail is mainly clay on the portion we were on, and it was a little slippery in spots due to the rain the night before. There were two water crossings over a small stream on the route, which was cool for the kids. The area around the water was sandy rock, and there wasn't much mud there. The section around the bean field was a little strange, but we were able to stay on track due to the trampled down waist high weeds from other folks who pass through before us. Will be back to try the eastern section soon.

on Noland Divide Trail
18 hours ago

camping

The campsite was a mile of the trail and almost all downhill and up hill back up.

on Mesa Lakes Trail
18 hours ago

This is such a beautiful hike, the scenery is amazing. The trails are easy to walk. The water is the most beautiful shades of blue and green. One of my favorite hikes.

on North Fork Shanahan Trail
19 hours ago

hiking

An easy, well maintained trail close to boulder. There were very few people hiking today and no mountain biking allowed, which is a nice change. Hiked almost 7.5 miles today. There are many options for distance and scenery depending on which of the many intersecting trails you decide to take. Started at the trailhead by homestead trail.

on White Oak Trail
19 hours ago

camping

Went with a friend for a single night trip. The trail is pretty easy/moderate, mostly flat except for the decent to the river. Was a little disappointed that you cannot really access the river, was hoping to do some swimming. Entire hike to the campsite and back we had to wield a large stick in front of us to clear spider webs across the path, I've never seen so many on one trail before! Also, TICKS. After returning back to our car, we found dozens and dozens of seed ticks between the two of us. I would recommend waiting until late fall to do this trail, or get some really good repellent! Campsite does have a nice flat area for up to two tents and fire pit with a few large tree trunks to sit on.

on El Moro Canyon Loop Trail
19 hours ago

Good view, but not elevated enough for me

on Eider Creek
19 hours ago

on Eider Creek
19 hours ago

Steep in the beginning for ~ 2.0 miles. Then it flattened out and was a nice hike through old aspens. Didn't see a sole.

on Mount Belford
19 hours ago

hiking

As my first 14er, I was extremely satisfied! Not only simply because I did it, but because of how unique each point of the trail is! We did the steep switch backs in the way up (park ranger said that there are 105 of them) and for the way down we took the gradually descending loop that takes you arrive the valley on the back side of the mountain. Now that does add an extra mile or so taking that route down, but it was so worth it because you avoid doing the same thing twice.

on Go John Trail
19 hours ago

hiking

Beautiful scenery in the North valley.
Definitely a good work out.
The middle third is very rocky so not suitable for flip flops or soft footwear.
The trail is such that this is not a speed hike. It took me 1hour 45 minutes.
Entrance to the park is $6.00 enforced only by an honor system.
The views are well worth that.
Definitely recommend.