Best Connecticut Horse Trails

Connecticut has 11 horseback rides.

Located in the US, the horseback riding in Connecticut offers over ten good horse trail destinations. The best Connecticut horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Soapstone Mountain, Larkin State Bridle Trail, Airline North State Park Trail, Pachaug State Forest, and Natchaug State Forest. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Connecticut horseback riding trail below.


Soapstone Mountain

Near Somers and Stafford in the Shenipsit State Forest, the 15 mile Soapstone Mountain route is an out-and-back to the Soapstone summit (ascending 1,000 feet). The horse trail is shady, rolling and, best of all, dry. Overall, there are about 26 miles of trails in the 6,126 acre Shenipsit State Forest.  MORE INFO

White Memorial Conservation Center

Near Goshen and Litchfield in northwestern Connecticut, the White Memorial Conservation Center is a 4,000 acre preserve with over 35 miles of well-marked and maintained multi-use trails. The horseback riding trails are not too rocky and have many great views.  MORE INFO

Hidden Valley Reservation

Near Washington and New Milford, the 650 acre Hidden Valley Reservation contains a network of 15 miles of roads and trails open to horseback riding. Climbing out of the Shepaug River valley, trail riding is only permitted on posted trails and carriage roads only.  MORE INFO

Air Line Trail

Northeast of East Hampton, the Air Line Trail is a 23 mile railroad grade open to horseback riding. This southern section runs from East Hampton northeast to Windham. There are numerous trailhead access points along the route.  MORE INFO