Equestrian Trails Horseback Riding

The 69th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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In San Diego County near Imperial Beach, the Tijuana River Valley Equestrian Trails have miles of horseback riding trails over mesa, through forest, along river and 3 miles of beach.

Directions to trailhead:

To visitors center and Staging Area:

I-5 south to Tocayo Avenue, proceed west to the second traffic light, Hollister Street, turn left (south). At the stop sign (Sunset Avenue), you will see the Community Garden on your right, at the southwest corner of the intersection. Proceed through the intersection and over the new bridge. Turn right immediately after the bridge. Parking for the Bird and Butterfly Garden is in front of the Visitor Center. Staging Area parking for trail access is several hundred feet down the road.

To continue to the Ranger Station from the Bird and Butterfly Garden, proceed south on Hollister to Monument Road and turn left/east. The Ranger Station is about a half mile east on Monument on the south side of the road.

Overall, Equestrian Trails is the 69th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Equestrian Trails including Daley Ranch, Noble Canyon Loop, Horsethief Trailhead, Big Laguna Trail, Boulder Oaks and Pioneer Mail TrailheadPenny Pine Trailhead.


Local Contact(s):  California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Backcountry Horsemen (888) 302-BCHC.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

GPS:  32.554755, -117.084059

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  18033


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