Located in Ohio, the horseback riding in Columbus is known for four scenic horseback trail rides. The best Columbus horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Alum Creek State Park, Buck Creek State Park, Great Seal State Park, and Paint Creek State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Columbus horseback riding trail below.
North of Columbus near Delaware, the Alum Creek State Park has 38 miles of trails open to horseback riding. The terrain has plenty of hills, stumps, and steams. The horse trails wind along the lakeshore through mature beech-maple forests and across deep ravines.
South of Columbus and north of Chillicothe, the 1,900 acre Great Seal State Park has 17 miles of trails open to horseback riding. The 2.1 mile Sugarloaf Mountain Trail (yellow) climbs through dense maple-dominated forests to the crest of Sugarloaf. This loop is short and rises almost 500 feet in less than a quarter mile. The 7.8 mile Shawnee Ridge Trail (blue) comprises Bald Hill, Sand Hills and parts of Rocky Knob. Several steep sections are part of this forested trail. The aggressive 6.4 mile Mt. Ives Trail (orange) winds along Mt. Ives and provides several scenic vistas.
West of Chillicothe and Bainbridge, the Paint Creek State Park has 25 miles of trails open to horseback riding. These horse trails are open to hiking and mountain biking so use care while riding.