Near Chariton, the 13,000 acre Stephens State Forest has 29 miles of horseback riding trails. Keep an eye out for wild turkeys.
The Whitebreast Unit, 3,207 acres, is located 2 miles south of and 2 miles west of the town of Lucas. It has two small lakes, two campgrounds and one equestrian campground. The unit is served by an all weather road.
Overall, Stephens State Forest is the 6th most popular horse trail of all 6 horseback rides in Iowa.