Western settlers explored much of America on horseback. Today, many of our parks, forests, and wilderness areas can still be explored on the back of a horse for a unique natural adventure. Many Federal recreation areas offer trail riding as well as
off-trail riding. Stables and guides may be available at some public land recreation areas. Licensing, fees and seasonal restrictions vary from site to site. For detailed information on a particular site, please contact that site directly.
Find Recreation Areas with Horseback Riding Activities
What do we mean by Horseback Riding?
RecML, the recreation standard that is being developed, describes Horseback
horseback riding (general) and horseback riding on trails
Practice Good Stewardship of our Trails / Roadways/ Public Lands:
You can help to take good care of our trails, roadways, and public lands so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions
Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
Make sure that you ride on the designated trail, roadway, or public land in that area. Check with your destination ahead of time to make ensure that the area you plan to ride in is allowed.
Don't ride in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to riders to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.