Located in the US, the horseback riding in New Jersey offers over fifteen beautiful and scenic horse trail rides. The best New Jersey horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Kittatinny Valley State Park, Wharton State Forest, Allaire State Park, Allamuchy Mountain State Park, and Ringwood State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a New Jersey horseback riding trail below.
Northwest of Dover near Andover in the Kittatinny Valley State Park, the Sussex Branch Trail is a 20 mile route open to equestrians. This 20-mile horse trail skirts swamps, lakes, fields and several small communities. Since the trail's existence is so closely tied to its former use as a railroad, the right-of-way contains significant cultural features including created cuts, fills, grading and bridge abutments.
Northwest of Stanhope, the 6900 acre Allamuchy Mountain State Park has 42 miles of trails open to horseback riding that crisscross forests and marshlands. These horse trails are split with 15 miles in the Allamuchy Natural Area and 25 miles of unmarked trails in the northern section of Allamuchy.
East of Wilmington near Hammonton, the 110,000 acre Wharton State Forest has over 500+ miles of sandy roads open to horseback riding. The horse trails pass through pine forests with white sandy areas and several river crossings. The main horse staging area is near Harrisville.
North of Newark and east of Vernon in Sussex County, the Wawayanda State Park has 21 miles of horseback riding trails. The rolling horse trails offer nice views of mountains and valleys. The main park entrance is off Warwick Turnpike.
West of Atlantic City and south of Vineland near Woodbine, the 20,700 acre Belleplain State Forest in Cumberland County has 27 miles of trails for horseback riding. The horse trails follow along flat old roads and abandoned railroad grades.
Northwest of Newark near Ringwood in Bergen County, the 4,200 acre Ramapo Mountain State Forest has 26 miles of horse trails. The best trailhead is located opposite the entrance to Camp Tamarack.
North of Newark and Newton in Sussex County, the 15,700 Stokes State Forest has 31 miles of horse trails. There are several equestrian access points in the forest.