Located in Pennsylvania, the horseback riding in Philadelphia is known for two nice riding trails. The best Philadelphia horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Wissahickon Valley and Horse-Shoe Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Philadelphia horseback riding trail below.
Near Philadelphia in the Delaware Valley, the 9,000 acre Fairmount Park has a scenic 4,000 acre northwest section called the Wissahickon Valley. The Wissahickon Trail System is a 20+ mile network with some of the best horseback riding in the northeast over varied terrain. The system is well-marked and consists of looping trails through ancient elms and oaks.
Starting in Valley Forge, the Horse-Shoe Trail is a 140 mile horseback riding route running to the Appalachian Trail. The trail travels through the following counties as you head from Valley Forge northwest to the Appalachian Trail: Chester County (32.4 miles), Berks County (29.1 miles), Lancaster County (24.2 miles), Lebanon County (19.4 miles), and Dauphin County (35.2 miles). The trail begins in Valley Forge National Park, other access points include Warwick County Park, French Creek State Park, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Swatara State Park, and the Appalachian Trail. The trail is marked by yellow blazes.