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.
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.
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.
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.
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.