South of Richmond and southeast of Scottsburg, the Staunton River State Park has miles of multi-use trails open to horseback riding.
Staunton River State Park is 18 miles east of South Boston. Take U.S. 360 to Route 344. Follow Route 344 for 10 miles to the park, located southeast of Scottsburg.
To reach the park from the north, follow US501 south to Halifax, Va. At intersection of U.S. 501 and state Route 360, turn left; go about eight miles. At intersection of state Route 360 and U.S. 360, go straight through the stoplight to Route 344. Travel 10 miles to the park entrance, which is southeast of Scottsburg.
Overall, Staunton River State Park is the 29th most popular horse trail of all 35 horseback rides in Virginia.