Located in Texas, the horseback riding in Houston is known for five fun horse trails. The best Houston horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Big Sandy Creek Horse Trail, Sam Houston National Forest, Lake Somerville State Park, Lake Houston State Park, and Brazos Bend State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Houston horseback riding trail below.
North of Houston and just northeast of Conroe, the Sam Houston National Forest has 67 miles of multi-use trails. There are 2 one-way loops marked by red arrows. Since these horse trails are normally closed after rainfall to protect them, please make sure to call before riding if concerned.
Between Houston and Austin, Lake Somerville State Park consists of two sections. The Birch Creek area has 19 miles of horse trails and the Nails Creek area has 13 miles of horse trails. The 13 mile Main Trail connects both districts horse camps by following the western shores of Lake Sommerville and Flag Pond.
Southwest of Houston and south of Richmond, the 4,900 acre Brazos Bend State Park is one of Texas most beautiful parks. Situated along the Brazos River, there are 25 miles of trails open to horseback riding through bottomland-hardwood forest and past lakes. There are gravel and paved trails. All of the horse trails are marked with brown signs. Keep an eye out for gators in the lakes!