Allegheny Trail Horseback Riding

The 9th most popular equestrian trail in Virginia.

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West of Covington in the George Washington National Forest, a 12 mile section of the Allegheny Trail for horses crosses and follows the eastern continential divide in the rugged Allegheny mountains. Sections are nice for horseback riding. The Allgeheny Trailhead can be reached by exiting I-64 at Jerrys Run (Exit 1).

Overall, Allegheny Trail is the 9th most popular horse trail of all 35 horseback rides in Virginia. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Allegheny Trail including Cumberland Mountain Trail, Shenandoah Mountain Horse Trail System, North Mountain, Signal Knob Loop, Glenwood Horse Trail and Dry Run TrailWild Oak Trail.


Local Contact(s):  George Washington National Forest (540) 265-5100; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882.

Best Season:  May - Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.79507, -80.19267

Date Published:  3/16/2016

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  14657


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