Best San Diego Horse Trails

The San Diego area has 9 horse trails out of the 82 horseback rides found in California.

  October 1, 2018

Located in California, the horseback riding in San Diego offers more than a half-dozen beautiful horseback trails. The best San Diego horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Noble Canyon Loop, Daley Ranch, Horsethief Trailhead, Boulder Oaks, and Pioneer Mail Trailhead. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a San Diego horseback riding trail below.



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FEATURED:  Noble Canyon Loop

  San Diego, California

  July 12, 2016

East of San Diego and El Cajon, the 18 mile Nobel Canyon loop offers some of the most beautiful scenery around for horseback riding. On the western slopes of the Laguna Mountains, the route passes through light pine and oak forest, and combines rocky horse trail with fire roads for a total vertical of almost 2,000 feet. This is a challenging, rocky trail acending scrub brush covered mountains.


FEATURED:  Big Laguna Trail

  San Diego, California

  July 22, 2016

East of San Diego and El Cajon in the scenic Laguna Mountains, the Big Laguna Trail is a 4 mile one-way route open to horseback riders. The Big Laguna Trail offers a pleasant ride through mountain meadows dotted with pines and large boulders where you can take in the view of Big Laguna Lake.


FEATURED:  Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

  San Diego, California

  October 1, 2018

East of San Diego near Anza, the 600,000 acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has 110 miles of horseback riding trails. The Coyote Canyon Horse Trail from the Vern Whitaker Horse Camp is a great place to start.