Located in Minnesota, the horseback riding in Duluth is known for three cool horse rides. The best Duluth horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Big Aspen Horse Trail, St Croix State Forest, and McCarthy Beach State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Duluth horseback riding trail below.
North of Duluth and Virginia, the Big Aspen Trail is a 20 mile multi-purpose route open to horseback riding. The looping trail system follows old logging roads and railroad grades while passing through pine and hardwood forests. It has a hard-packed dirt and grass surface. This trail is also popular with hikers, mountain bikers and ATV riders.
South of Duluth and southwest of Marksville in Pine County, the St Croix State Forest has 25 miles of trails open to horseback riding. The horse trails can be accessed by either campground. The trail runs from Boulder Campground along the west bank of the Tamarack River, past the equestrian campground, crosses the river and then parallels the river in a southerly direction to Pine Point near the confluence of the Tamarack and the St. Croix Rivers.
Northwest of Duluth and Virginia, the McCarthy Beach State Park has 9 miles of horse trails through deeply wooded forest. The trails follow rolling ridge lines on moraines between lakes and ponds.