Horseback Riding

The Best Horseback Riding Trails in United States

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  • Crane Creek

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    near McCammon, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    8.17mi
    Elevation +
    2024f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofCrane Creek Photo ofCrane Creek Photo ofCrane Creek

    Muddy trails can be slippery so do not go on this ride after a rain. Nice large parking area. The Crane Creak Ride is within the Portneuf Wildlife Management Area "WMA." The Idaho Department of Fish and Game manages t...

  • Minor lake to Prairie loop

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    near Galena, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.23mi
    Elevation +
    1785f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofMinor lake to Prairie loop Photo ofMinor lake to Prairie loop Photo ofMinor lake to Prairie loop

    Minor lake to Prairie loop. First time it was open to do the loop in several years. Cheryl, Evie, Lily.

  • Bear Creek Hot Spring

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    near Palisades, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.21mi
    Elevation +
    1591f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofBear Creek Hot Spring Photo ofBear Creek Hot Spring Photo ofBear Creek Hot Spring

    Bear Creek Hot Spring created a travertine terrace over thousands of years just like Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone. Interestingly there is a cold spring just a few hundred feet away. The terrace now has a layer of s...

  • Wild Horse Ride

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    near Crystal (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.14mi
    Elevation +
    2146f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofWild Horse Ride Photo ofWild Horse Ride Photo ofWild Horse Ride

    The location of this ride is the East Fork of the Salmon River. A good time to do this ride is the end of June. The weather will not be too cold or too hot. There are some clear trails leading to higher elevation but we ...

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  • Marten Lake

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    near Cape Horn (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.43mi
    Elevation +
    1312f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofMarten Lake Photo ofMarten Lake Photo ofMarten Lake

    Headed up Swamp Creek and looped around toward Trap Creek. Once at Trap Creek, had to ride through a mess of downed trees and meadow that was a bit soggy, but not marsh to get back to our trailer. Advise a second car to ...

  • Jones Creek

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    near Wolverine, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    8.68mi
    Elevation +
    1362f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofJones Creek Photo ofJones Creek Photo ofJones Creek

    The highpoint of this ride is a narrow canyon whose walls are probably composed of volcanic tuff. Tuff is rock made of compressed volcanic ash. It is sculpted by erosion into cliffs, spires, caves and all kinds of intere...

  • Rainy Creek

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    near Swan Valley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.28mi
    Elevation +
    1624f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofRainy Creek Photo ofRainy Creek Photo ofRainy Creek

    Rainy Creek is a good ride. Lots of variety, mountain streams, high mountains, meadows. It is a rocky ride and sometimes the stream flows down the trail. It doesn't really gain that much elevation so it can be ridden in ...

  • Indian Mountain

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    near Blackrock, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    5.40mi
    Elevation +
    1447f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofIndian Mountain Photo ofIndian Mountain Photo ofIndian Mountain

    Cows and cow pies. But on the good side, the chokecherries were sweet and yummy. The Serviceberries had turned into raisins but they were still good. Probably a good mid Spring ride when the grass is green and the cows h...

  • Fisher creek to Williams Creek

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    near Obsidian, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.90mi
    Elevation +
    1683f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofFisher creek to Williams Creek Photo ofFisher creek to Williams Creek Photo ofFisher creek to Williams Creek

    Buddy ride. Parked a trailer at Williams creek turn off just past obsidian right off road. Then went back with all horses to fisher creek subdivision and went back and parked just past houses and turned around by old bro...

  • Firebox Meadows

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    near Hahn, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    15.28mi
    Elevation +
    2490f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofFirebox Meadows Photo ofFirebox Meadows Photo ofFirebox Meadows

    This ride is in Sawmill Canyon. It starts by going up a four-wheeler road. At the top, it then follows a road that is closed to motorized travel. There was significant downfall across the road but It was not hard to go a...

  • Golden Gate

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    near Palisades, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    18.98mi
    Elevation +
    2303f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo ofGolden Gate Photo ofGolden Gate Photo ofGolden Gate

    Golden Gate is an exciting loop into the country north of Bear Creek. During the last half of the ride you travel along high ridges. I don't know where the name "Golden Gate" comes from. it is a location labeled on Forre...

  • Moody Meadows

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    near Sam, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    17.87mi
    Elevation +
    3192f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofMoody Meadows Photo ofMoody Meadows Photo ofMoody Meadows

    A good Fall ride. Lots of variety. It follows the south fork of Canyon Creek up to Blacktail Creek then to Blacktail Pass where the route follows a road through the Thousand Springs Area. Eventually the trail follows a s...

  • Harriman State Park

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    near Last Chance, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.22mi
    Elevation +
    449f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofHarriman State Park Photo ofHarriman State Park Photo ofHarriman State Park

    This one of the last rides each year. Elk are bugling in September. If you ride up the creeks you can usually find several elk. You might not find a bull elk but you can sure hear them. There is lots of water and waterfo...

  • Lead Draw

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    near Portneuf, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    8.18mi
    Elevation +
    1762f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofLead Draw Photo ofLead Draw Photo ofLead Draw

    The East Fork Mink Creek Road does not open until May 15th. The Lead Draw trailhead is located just before the road gate. Near the end of the ride, the route traverses the Mink Creek Nordic Ski Area. There are no mines i...

  • Alice Lake

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    near Sawtooth City (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.44mi
    Elevation +
    1762f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofAlice Lake Photo ofAlice Lake Photo ofAlice Lake

    Alice Lake on Ela and Cheryl on Amar.

  • Apollo to table memorial ride

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    near Easley Hot Springs, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    1394f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofApollo to table memorial ride Photo ofApollo to table memorial ride Photo ofApollo to table memorial ride

    Apollo to table memorial ride. Turn off at baker creek and go in 6 miles and after going over Norton bridge there will be a parking area to right. Then ride horse on main road further up the road about 1/4 Mile and turn ...

  • Grand prize

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    near Galena, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    7.59mi
    Elevation +
    1345f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofGrand prize Photo ofGrand prize Photo ofGrand prize

    Up pole creek to park at an opening. I have a saved trail that I recorded driving out from where we parked so I’d know where to drive back in again. Road is extremely rough for truck! Maybe can navigate in reverse the dr...

  • Castle Rocks

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    near Almo, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    5.80mi
    Elevation +
    1010f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofCastle Rocks Photo ofCastle Rocks Photo ofCastle Rocks

    This is a nice short ride of about 6 miles and 900 ft of climbing. The ride follows a small stream up among sculptured granite monoliths. At the end of the ride, I took the trail around the actual "Castle Rock" where sev...

  • Junipers

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    near Jenkins Will, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    9.06mi
    Elevation +
    535f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofJunipers Photo ofJunipers Photo ofJunipers

    A good spring ride that opens after May 15. The ride is about 9.5 miles long with total climbing of 1200 feet. The trail is sand with occasional rock. There was an effort to raise elk nearby but all that is left is a lar...

  • Hidden lake

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    near Judkins, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.50mi
    Elevation +
    2169f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofHidden lake Photo ofHidden lake Photo ofHidden lake

    The trailhead of this ride and a ride to Hidden Corrals is Coyote Meadows. To help find Coyote meadows I made a track of the directions from U.S. Route 20. The CalTopo map below will have a track for the drive to Coyote ...

  • Coffin Lake

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    near Lakeview, Montana (United States)
    Distance
    9.87mi
    Elevation +
    1906f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofCoffin Lake Photo ofCoffin Lake Photo ofCoffin Lake

    Beautiful ride on a well-groomed trail. This year (2018) riders have been seeing wolf pups. Bear sign is also obvious. I was told that fishing was good in this lake. This was the only campsite that I saw at the lake. ...

  • Pioneer Cabin Corral Creek RD

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    near Elkhorn Village, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    9.17mi
    Elevation +
    2828f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofPioneer Cabin Corral Creek RD Photo ofPioneer Cabin Corral Creek RD Photo ofPioneer Cabin Corral Creek RD

    Riders: Cheryl Hymas, Lisa Paulos, Sandra Capps, Deby, and Sonja Humphries. We rode to Pioneer cabin. It was a steep steep climb, and we encountered shale.

  • Deer Park

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    near Independence (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.81mi
    Elevation +
    30f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo ofDeer Park Photo ofDeer Park Photo ofDeer Park

    The ride is located right next to the Menan Buttes. It is a Spring ride along the Snake River. Sometimes Moose will be seen in the area as well as whitetail deer. Click View more below to open map in CalTopo

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