Best Indiana Horse Trails

Indiana has 11 horseback rides.

Located in the US, the horseback riding in Indiana offers over ten good horse trail destinations. The best Indiana horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Owenputnam State Forest, Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Nebo Ridge, Youngs Creek Trail, and Birdseye Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Indiana horseback riding trail below.


Nebo Ridge

Located 35 miles east of Bloomington in the Hoosier National Forest, the Nebo Ridge loop is a challenging 15 mile horseback riding trail through dense woods. Also known as the Knobstone Trail, it is shared with hikers and mountain bikers. It connects with over 60 miles of trails and dirt roads.  MORE INFO

Hickory Ridge Trail

Northeast of Bedford near Heltonville in the Hoosier National Forest, the Hickory Ridge Trail is a 46 mile horseback riding trail network. The Hickory Ridge trailhead has trailer parking and a camping area.  MORE INFO

Youngs Creek Trail

South of Paoli and west of Pine Valley in the Hoosier National Forest, the Youngs Creek Trail is a 10.5 mile horseback riding route. This is one of the most demanding trails in the Hoosier National Forest. Try riding this trail clockwise, though be prepared for tough climbs and rocks either direction.  MORE INFO

Shirley Creek Horse Trail

Northwest of Paoli near West Baden Springs in the Hoosier National Forest, the Shirley Creek Trail is a 19.5 mile horseback riding route. The route is wooded and passes rock formations with varied terrain. The horse trail network has many loops and are very rolling.  MORE INFO