Best Pennsylvania Horse Trails

Pennsylvania has 11 horseback rides.

  October 2, 2018

Located in the US, the horseback riding in Pennsylvania offers over ten good horse trail destinations. The best Pennsylvania horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Pohopoco Tract Area, Blue Marsh Lake Trail, Mountain Streams Trail System, Blue Knob State Park, and Ohiopyle State Park Trails. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Pennsylvania horseback riding trail below.

Where Can I Ride Horses In Pennsylvania?


FEATURED:  Mountain Streams Trail System

  Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

  June 27, 2016

Southeast of Pittsburgh and Donegal in the Forbes State Forest, the 10+ mile Mountain Streams Trail System is open to horseback riding. The backbone of the system is the 7.7 mile Mountain Streams Trail. There are several trailheads located on SR31.

FEATURED:  Wissahickon Valley

  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  July 14, 2016

Near Philadelphia in the Delaware Valley, the 9,000 acre Fairmount Park has a scenic 4,000 acre northwest section called the Wissahickon Valley. The Wissahickon Trail System is a 20+ mile network with some of the best horseback riding in the northeast over varied terrain. The system is well-marked and consists of looping trails through ancient elms and oaks.

FEATURED:  Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail


  August 5, 2016

Near Benezette in Elk County, the Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail is a 26 mile horseback riding route. There are several road crossings where the trail can be accessed and two loops for shorter trail rides. The horse trail is blazed in blue horseshoes.

FEATURED:  Horse-Shoe Trail

  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  July 28, 2016

Starting in Valley Forge, the Horse-Shoe Trail is a 140 mile horseback riding route running to the Appalachian Trail. The trail travels through the following counties as you head from Valley Forge northwest to the Appalachian Trail: Chester County (32.4 miles), Berks County (29.1 miles), Lancaster County (24.2 miles), Lebanon County (19.4 miles), and Dauphin County (35.2 miles). The trail begins in Valley Forge National Park, other access points include Warwick County Park, French Creek State Park, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Swatara State Park, and the Appalachian Trail. The trail is marked by yellow blazes.