Big River State Park Horseback Riding

The 14th most popular equestrian trail in Illinois.

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Near Keithsburg, the 2,900 acre Big River State Park has plenty of horseback riding.

For visitors coming from the south, east and west, BIG RIVER can be reached from Highway 164. The forest is well signed on Highway 164. Go north on the Oquawka-Keithsburg blacktop road for 9 miles. The office is located on the right.

For visitors coming from the north, take Highway 17 to Keithsburg. The forest is well signed on Highway 17. Turn left at Main Street and go to the next 4-way stop. Turn right (going south) and go 4 miles on the Oquawka-Keithsburg blacktop. The office is located on the left side of the road.

Overall, Big River State Park is the 14th most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Illinois.


Local Contact(s):  Big River State Park (309) 374-2496; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121; Illinois Horsemens Council (217) 585-1600; Illinois Trail Riders (618) 252-7338.

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  41.04772, -90.93158

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  13312


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