Giant City State Park Horseback Riding

The 17th most popular equestrian trail in Illinois.

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Near Makanda, the Giant City State Park has a nice 12 mile horseback riding loop.

To reach the trailhead from Murphysboro, head east on SR13 to US51. Head south on US51 to the park entrance. Turn left heading east into the park.

Overall, Giant City State Park is the 17th most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Illinois.

Giant City State Park Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Giant City State Park (618) 457-4836; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121; Illinois Horsemens Council (217) 585-1600; Illinois Trail Riders (618) 252-7338.

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Giant City Lodge (618) 457-4921

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.6037, -89.1867

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  13314

Giant City State Park Horseback Riding Map


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