Featured HORSE TRAILS
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.
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.
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.
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.