Best Kansas Horse Trails

Kansas has 4 horseback rides.

  October 2, 2018

Located in the US, the horseback riding in Kansas is known for four scenic horseback trail rides. The best Kansas horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Horsethief Canyon, Perry Lake Trail, Santa Fe Companion Trail, and Turkey Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Kansas horseback riding trail below.

Where Can I Ride Horses In Kansas?

FEATURED:  Santa Fe Companion Trail

  Cimarron Grasslands, Kansas

  October 2, 2018

North of Elkhart in the Cimarron National Grasslands, the Santa Fe Companion Trail is a 19 mile one-way horseback riding route. The eastern terminus of the Companion Trail is the Conestoga Trailhead located 3 miles east of the Wilburton Crossing.

FEATURED:  Turkey Trail

  Cimarron Grasslands, Kansas

  April 3, 2018

North of Elkhart in the Cimarron National Grasslands, the Turkey Trail is a 10.5 mile one-way horseback riding route. The Turkey Trail begins at the far eastern end of Cottonwood Picnic Grounds near the southern end of the Cimarron River bridge on highway 27. The trail ends one mile east of Wilburton Crossing. The trail runs along an old dirt road and is relative flat, though sandy.

FEATURED:  Perry Lake Trail


  July 16, 2016

East of Topeka and north of Lawrence in the Perry State Park, the Perry Lake Trail is a 30 mile horseback riding route through deep forest around the name sake lake. A 7 mile stretch is shared by hikers, bikers and equestrians.

FEATURED:  Horsethief Canyon


  July 20, 2016

North of Wichita and southwest of Salina, the Kanopolis State Park has 25 miles of horseback riding trails. The multi-use trail system rolls through sandstone formations and tall bluffs. The Horsethief Canyon area is a popular day use area.