Best horseback riding trails in Mexico

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Explore the most popular horseback riding trails in Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of horseback riding trails in Mexico
Top trails (10)
#1 - Monte Tlaloc via Rio Frio
Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 8 h
Mount Tlaloc, a non-active volcano, is part of the Iztaccihuatl Popocatepetl National Park located in the state of Mexico and close to the state of Puebla, is the ninth highest mountain in Mexico with 4150 meters above sea level. At the summit, you will find ruins of an archeological site where the Aztecs performed ceremonies offering human sacrifices, mostly children, dedicated to Tlaloc the god of the rain. Mont Tlaloc is considered the world’s highest temple site. You walk on a dirt road that goes through a beautiful forest with fantastic views. About 2.2 miles you can continue to your left on a narrow path not well maintained or follow the same dirt road to your right; both go by the side of the arroyo. The left side joins again the dirt road near the mile 3.1. At the mile 4.0 the path continues on a steepest narrow trail with some rocky sections not difficult to climb. Once at the top you can also see the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes in addition to the magnificent landscape in all directions.Show more
#2 - Costa Azul Canyon
Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
This is a multi-use trail open to OHV users, horseback riders, and hikers. Easy trail down a local dirt/sand road through the bottom of a Canyon, with minimal vehicle traffic. There is a washed out stream so the trail is muddy in areas but mostly easy sand to walk in. Very quiet and scenic. There are also some tame horses and cattle walking freely on the trail. The trail head can be reached from the beach or you can drive under the bridge from the highway, where there is parking. Show more
#3 - Rancho Casian
Las Delicias, Baja California, Mexico
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
One of the possible entertainment alternatives in Tijuana are the ranches and the Casian Ranch offers possibilities of both sporting and social events, cabins, grills, and rental of all the necessary elements, it has parking, bathrooms, it has a farm, routes of 6 and 10 km for hiking and exploration (like the popular "Banquita"), among others. Some activities are free and others require a fee.Show more
#4 - Sotano del Barro
Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
Beautiful, but difficult trail in the Sierra Gorda. It features one of the deepest sinkholes in the world, and is also home of the military macaws (Ara militaris), a beautiful green and noisy large parrot and medium-sized macaw. Although you can do it on your own, you can contact an agency in Jalpan de Serra. A guide will take you to the small community of Santa Maria de Cocos and then another guide from the community will be assigned. The trailhead is at the end of the small community near the basketball court (21.32833, -99.65302). From this point you will walk up for about 2 hours on a well-marked, but steep trail until you arrive to the sinkhole. If you want to see the macaws, leave the cave early in the morning. You need to be at the trailhead at about 4am (this depends on the time of sunrise). Your guide will give you a head lamp to illuminate the trail and see where to walk. At the top, you will enjoy watching the birds flying out of the cave, an unforgettable experience! A good pair of hiking boots and a stick will help you a lot, especially when going down. Be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water.Show more
#5 - Cora Waterfall Trail
San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
#6 - Rancho Guadalupe a Rancho Santa Teresa
Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Length: 8.6 mi
#7 - Valle del Conejo
Parque Nacional Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla - La Marquesa
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 48 m
A pleasant green space to connect with nature. The Conejo Valley is one of the most popular sites in La Marquesa, an area considered the lung of the CDMX, to enjoy walks, horseback riding, picnics, among other recreational activities. It also has cabins and places where you can taste typical food.Show more
#8 - Parque El Tecolote
Valle de Juárez, Jalisco, Mexico
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 23 m
El Tecolote is an ecotourism park a short distance from Mazamitla, which offers experiences in nature, an area of cabins, camping, and pleasant forest and mountain trails to enjoy with the family, such as the one that goes to a beautiful spring. Other activities offered are horseback riding and zip-lining.Show more
#9 - Rancho Bustamante Loop
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Ideal place for a short walk, with views of the sea and San Diego Bay. Bring sun protection and keep in mind that there are some loose stones on the way, so you should wear good shoes.Show more
#10 - San Isidro - Laguna Tecocomulco
Tlanalapa, Hidalgo, Mexico
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Length: 44.4 mi • Est. Multi-day