Located in Virginia, the horseback riding in Mount Rogers is known for three cool horse rides. The best Mount Rogers horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, Virgina Creeper Trail, and Iron Mountain. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Mount Rogers horseback riding trail below.
Near Damascus in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is a 33.4 mile bridleway along an old rail bed from Abingdon in the west to just past Whitetop Station in the east. Much of the horseback riding route winds through the southern mountains of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The pathway has a gentle climb and the surface is crushed limestone.
Northeast of Damascus in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Iron Mountain Trail is a 22 mile horseback ride traversing Iron Mountain plateau through thick meadows of wildflowers and old growth hemlocks. This scenic bridle trail was an old stretch of the Appalachian Trail and runs through dense oak and birch forest with plenty of rhododendrons.