Featured HORSE TRAILS
Southeast of Syracuse near Sherburne in southeastern Madison County, the 130 mile Brookfield Trail System for horseback riding traverses the 13,000 acre Brookfield State Forest. The horse trail system is also shared with mountain bikers and is marked with numbering. The rolling route combines trails and closed forest service roads.
Southeast of Malone in the 12,000 acre Deer River State Forest, the Deer River Horse Trail consists of a series of interconnecting loop horse trails. The horseback riding routes are well marked and traverse gently rolling forested hills.
East of Ithaca and west of Dryden, the Hammond Hill State Forest has 11 miles of marked horseback riding trails. The white-blazed Finger Lake Trail crosses the forest.
Southeast of Buffalo and northeast of Portageville in Wyoming County, the Letchworth State Park has 70 miles of routes open to horseback riding. The horse trails pass through lush forest along the Genessee River gorge and pass three major waterfalls. A 21.5 mile section of the Finger Lakes Trail passes through the park as well.
East of Seneca Lake and Burdett, the Interloken Trail is a 12 mile route open to horseback riding on a limited basis. The Interloken Trail traverses the Forest north to south and is a branch of the Finger Lakes Trail system. It passes through various terrain and vegetation. The southern portions are somewhat steeper and more forested, while the northern portions are flatter and more open through some pastures.
Southeast of Syracuse and east of Fabius in Onondaga County, the 2,700 acre Highland Forest County Park has over 20 miles of trails open to horseback riding. This area is known as the Adirondacks of Central New York with rugged forest terrain. Pre-registration is required to ride on park trails.
North of NYC and southeast of Newburgh, the Clarence Fahnesock State Park has over 70 miles of routes open to horseback riding. Many horse trails are also shared with mountain bikers and hikers. All the trails are blazed with round plastic discs of varying colors, or painted rectangular marks.
South of Walton in the western Catskills, the 7,200 acre Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area has 24 miles of marked horseback riding rolling through forest and meadows. These scenic horse trails pass lakes and waterfalls.
Southwest of Ellicotville near Onoville in Cattaraugus County, the Pine Hills State Forest has 24 miles of forested equestrian trails. These wide horse trails are mainly on old logging roads and are marked with DEC markers.