Horseback Riding

The Best Horseback Riding Trails in Idaho (United States)

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  • Rocky Canyon

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    near Nicholia, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.97mi
    Elevation +
    2208f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 3.0
    Photo ofRocky Canyon Photo ofRocky Canyon Photo ofRocky Canyon

    At the end of this ride are two blind canyons theier bottoms are at 9,000 ft and the rims above are at 11,000 ft. The pictures are a mixture of one ride in late May and one in mid-June. The late may ride was rainy and th...

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  • Eagle Rock

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    near Neeley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    9.61mi
    Elevation +
    335f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofEagle Rock Photo ofEagle Rock Photo ofEagle Rock

    This trail goes along the Snake River, South of American Falls. It is an early season ride to give horses exercise. Beautiful views of the Snake River. Good variety of terrain. Most trails are compact sand but there is s...

  • Buckskin Basin

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    near Inkom, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    10.41mi
    Elevation +
    2306f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofBuckskin Basin Photo ofBuckskin Basin Photo ofBuckskin Basin

    This is my favorite trail in the Pocatello Area. Caution, the northern portion is cross country. Be sure to follow the track with your GPS. I like this ride because it has lots of variety. There are good views, rocky ...

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  • Big Casino to boundary

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    near Lower Stanley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.70mi
    Elevation +
    3422f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofBig Casino to boundary Photo ofBig Casino to boundary Photo ofBig Casino to boundary

    Great ride! Did buddy ride by leaving Melonie’s car at boundary campground across from fish hatchery and then drove on to casino campground about 3-4 miles past lower Stanley. Started up Big Casino trailhead (little casi...

  • Swamp-marten lake-trap creek

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    near Cape Horn (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    12.06mi
    Elevation +
    1394f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofSwamp-marten lake-trap creek Photo ofSwamp-marten lake-trap creek Photo ofSwamp-marten lake-trap creek

    From Stanley go 12.5 miles towards Lowman to trap creek trail head turn off and drop a trailer or car for buddy ride. Then advance with all horses to swamp creek turn off (another 2-2.5 miles). Ride up swamp creek to mar...

  • Pass creek lake

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    near Lone Pine, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.46mi
    Elevation +
    1978f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofPass creek lake Photo ofPass creek lake Photo ofPass creek lake

    The limestone outcrops are impressive. The Lake is on a small terrace. Limestone deposited from a spring that feeds the lake may have deposited travertine at one time. Elevation is only 7,000 ft so this can be used as...

  • McNabb Crk to McKee Crk

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    near Inkom, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    7.50mi
    Elevation +
    2316f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofMcNabb Crk to McKee Crk Photo ofMcNabb Crk to McKee Crk Photo ofMcNabb Crk to McKee Crk

    The Portneuf River Back Country Horsemen are improving this trail by removing creek crossing. In the spring it is hard for hikers to keep their feet dry. The trail along the creek bottom is very pretty. There is a lot...

  • City of Rocks

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    near Almo, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    9.75mi
    Elevation +
    1558f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofCity of Rocks Photo ofCity of Rocks Photo ofCity of Rocks

    This is a must do ride. It is a little outside our normal East Idaho Riding and because of the long drive I recommend an overnight stay. I have put together information on everything you need to know about where to stay ...

  • Elk Meadows

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    near Portneuf, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.41mi
    Elevation +
    1680f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofElk Meadows Photo ofElk Meadows Photo ofElk Meadows

    A classic ride in the Mink Creek Area. Can be done as soon as the snow melts about the end of May. Keep an eye out for the warming hut. It is a good place for lunch. Road Map to Trailhead may be obtained by putting yo...

  • Pine Creek

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    near Swan Valley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.01mi
    Elevation +
    1818f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofPine Creek Photo ofPine Creek Photo ofPine Creek

    The reason this ride is called Pine Creek is that the trailhead is accessed by turning off Pine Creek Rd (ID Hwy 31) then following Pine Creek Bench Rd to parking next to Farm Fields. The owners of the fields do not want...

  • Pebble Creek

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    near Pebble, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.55mi
    Elevation +
    2467f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofPebble Creek Photo ofPebble Creek Photo ofPebble Creek

    The ride starts near Big Springs Campground. There are two very nice equestrian camping sites. The Portneuf River Back Country Horsemen repaired the six corrals in 2015. There is a video of this project among the picture...

  • Topponce Creek

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    near Inkom, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    10.89mi
    Elevation +
    1391f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofTopponce Creek Photo ofTopponce Creek Photo ofTopponce Creek

    This ride shares a trailhead with the Buckskin Basin Ride. The tributaries of Toponce Creek eventually drain into the Portneuf River out by the historic town of Chesterfield and the Chesterfield Reservoir. The middle ...

  • Blackrock Canyon

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    near Blackrock, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    7.00mi
    Elevation +
    1647f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofBlackrock Canyon Photo ofBlackrock Canyon Photo ofBlackrock Canyon

    This is a good Fall ride. The trail going down can be obscure and downfall can be a problem if the Portneuf River Back Country Horsemen have not cleared it. Check their site to see if they are going on the ride and join ...

  • Stanley lake-elk mountain loop

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    near Stanley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.19mi
    Elevation +
    945f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofStanley lake-elk mountain loop Photo ofStanley lake-elk mountain loop Photo ofStanley lake-elk mountain loop

    Start at Stanley lake-parking is up and to right of lake. Don’t park in campground. Went with Cheryl and Michele on Ela and started ride about 2:30. Stopped and ate in first big meadow we came to. Fairly easy with not mu...

  • Lake Channel

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    near Quigley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    10.03mi
    Elevation +
    482f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofLake Channel Photo ofLake Channel Photo ofLake Channel

    This trail goes along the Snake River, South of American Falls. It is an early season ride to give horses exercise. Beautiful views of the Snake River. Good variety of terrain. Most trails are compact sand but there is s...

  • Swamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr.

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    near Cape Horn (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.87mi
    Elevation +
    1440f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSwamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr. Photo ofSwamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr. Photo ofSwamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr.

    Swamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr. Drive toward Lowman 12.5 miles from Stanley. Pass Trap Cr. TH and park in big meadow on L side of highway. Buddy ride/car pool to Swamp Cr. TH (about 2.5 miles up highway). Campground ...

  • Little casino to sunny gulch buddy ride

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    near Lower Stanley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.29mi
    Elevation +
    1742f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofLittle casino to sunny gulch buddy ride Photo ofLittle casino to sunny gulch buddy ride Photo ofLittle casino to sunny gulch buddy ride

    Buddy ride. Drop one vehicle at sunny gulch second entrance just past redfish. Then Go past lower Stanley towards sunbeam several Miles and turn and go over bridge that says casino trail heads. (Big and little start ther...

  • Webber Creek

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    near Nicholia (historical), Montana (United States)
    Distance
    8.10mi
    Elevation +
    2753f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofWebber Creek Photo ofWebber Creek Photo ofWebber Creek

    The ride, one way, is more than eight miles long and includes 4000 ft of climbing. The trail is rocky and barefoot horses get sore. Total fatigue score calculation (16.2 miles/3 + 3950/1000) equals 9.4. The top lake is a...

  • Rash Canyon

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    near Swan Valley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.82mi
    Elevation +
    1831f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofRash Canyon Photo ofRash Canyon Photo ofRash Canyon

    The is a great late spring or early summer ride. After climbing to Fourth of July Ridge the return route will go down the south fork of Fall Creek. Another ride in this area is the Echo Creek ride which starts lower on t...

  • Moonlight Mine

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    near Pocatello, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    8.99mi
    Elevation +
    1801f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofMoonlight Mine Photo ofMoonlight Mine Photo ofMoonlight Mine

    Long forgotten are the Chinese who dug this horizontal shaft mine, in sight of another mountain nearby called "Chinks" peak until its name was changed to chinese peak. They came for gold in the 1860s, made up 28.5% of Id...

  • Fog Hill Trek

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    near The String, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    15.18mi
    Elevation +
    3219f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofFog Hill Trek Photo ofFog Hill Trek Photo ofFog Hill Trek

    The trailhead is a large parking area high up on the N Fork of Rainy Creek. The road to the trailhead starts at Pine Creek Pass (NF-253). This trailhead is the lunch spot for the Rainy Creek Ride. The trek was done to...

  • Saint Anthony Sand Dunes

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    near Sarilda, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    7.76mi
    Elevation +
    135f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofSaint Anthony Sand Dunes Photo ofSaint Anthony Sand Dunes Photo ofSaint Anthony Sand Dunes

    Easy Spring Ride. We had to work our way around a fence that you can see in one of the pictures. It was interesting riding on the dunes. Rides in the this section of the Desert are closed until May 1st to protect wild...

  • Malad Summit

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    near Daniels, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    1716f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofMalad Summit Photo ofMalad Summit Photo ofMalad Summit

    Located S end of Portneuf River Area, E side of Elkhorn Peak The trail makes a loop between Mill Creek and Canyon Creek. Unfortunately for horseback riders, most other trails in this general area have been groomed for...

  • Mesa falls

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    near Warm River, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    17.17mi
    Elevation +
    1070f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofMesa falls Photo ofMesa falls Photo ofMesa falls

    Mesa Falls is one of the last rides of the season. Trailer Parking is in a large pull off on the NW side of the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway. Parking is right above the canyon used by Bear Gulch Ski Basin. The Ski area closed...

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