Kinkaid Lake Trail Horseback Riding

The 18th most popular equestrian trail in Illinois.

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West of Murphysboro near Ava, the Kinkaid Lake Trail is a 15 mile (one-way) horseback riding trail along the western shore of Kinkaid Lake. The trail is pbazled with white diamonds.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Murphysboro, head west on SR149 for 8 miles. Turn right on SR3 for 4.5 miles. Turn right on SR151 for 5 miles. Just before Johnson Creek Road, look for the trailhead parking area on the right (can be difficult to find).

Overall, Kinkaid Lake Trail is the 18th most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Illinois. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Kinkaid Lake Trail including Garden Of The Gods Trails, One Horse Gap Trail System, River-To-River Trail - East, Beaver Horse Trail, Cedar Lake Trail System and Johnson Creek Recreation AreaRiver-To-River Trail - West.

Kinkaid Lake Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Shawnee National Forest (618) 687-1731; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121; Phoenix Cycles (618) 549-3612; Shawnee Mountain Bike Assoc. (618) 252-3577.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Johnson Creek Horse Camp (618) 287-2201; Bear Branch Horse Camp (618) 672-4249

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.84043, -89.51713

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15891

Kinkaid Lake Trail Horseback Riding Map


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