Located in Washington, the horseback riding in Olympic National Forest offers more than a half-dozen beautiful horseback trails. The best Olympic National Forest horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Foothills Trail, Mount Muller Trail, Sadie Creek Trail, Dungeness Trail / Gold Creek Trail, and Duckabush Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Olympic National Forest horseback riding trail below.
West of Port Angeles, the 13 mile Mount Muller Trail is a new trail constructed in the 1990's for horseback riding. The route passes through second generation forest and at the summit offers vistas of Mount Olympus, the strait and Vancouver Island.
Northwest of Olympia and Shelton, the spectacular Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail is an excellent 10 mile ride through lowland old-growth forest with abundant wildlife and lowland wildflowers. NOTE: Trail can be muddy during periods of heavy rain.
Northwest of Olympia, Hoodsport and Duckabush, the 6.7 mile Duckabush Trail is a challenging horseback ride through old growth forest beyond Big Hump with numerous campsites along the river. The trailhead facilities include stock unloading area, toilet, trailhead register, and permit box for Olympic National Park overnight permits.