Best Tennessee Horse Trails

Tennessee has 21 horseback rides.

  October 10, 2018

Located in the US, the horseback riding in Tennessee offers over twenty awesome horseback riding trails. The best Tennessee horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Nashville, Cedars Of Lebanon State Park, Bandy Creek, Chickasaw State Park, and Haw Ridge Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Tennessee horseback riding trail below.

Where Can I Ride Horses In Tennessee?




Southwest of Nashville near Wildersville, the Natchez Trace State Park has 250 miles of horseback riding trails. Natchez Trace is located in Carroll, Henderson, and Benton counties in western Tennessee.  MORE INFO

Cedars Of Lebanon State Park

East of Nashville and south of Lebanon, the 1,000 acre Cedars Of Lebanon State Park has 12 miles of horseback riding trails. Within the park, there are horse stables located at the trailhead.  MORE INFO

Haw Ridge Park

West of Knoxville and east of Oak Ridge, the Haw Ridge Park has 20 miles of horseback riding trails. There are steep, technical climbs and plenty of roots and rocks. Since these horse trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers, make sure to use care when riding.  MORE INFO

Cooper Road Trail

North of Chilhowee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Cooper Road Trail is a 10.5 mile route open to horseback riding. Cooper Road Trail is part of a 19 mile loop including Rabbit Creek Trail.  MORE INFO

Panther Creek State Park

Northeast of Knoxville and west of Morristown, the Panther Creek State Park has several loop trails open to horseback riding. Panther Creek State Park is located between Morristown and Jefferson City.  MORE INFO

Welch Ridge Trail

North of Bryson City in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Welch Ridge Trail is a 78 mile route open to horseback riding. Welch Ridge Trail is part of a 24 mile loop including Bear Creek Trail and Jones Creek Trail. There are 50 more miles of trails in the area.  MORE INFO

Chestnut Mountain Horse Trail

South of Etowah, the Chestnut Mountain Horse Trail is a 5.7 mile route. It winds along the mountainside to Iron Gap and on into the Gee Creek Wilderness. Along the horse trails, there are amazing vistas of the Hiwassee River Gorge.  MORE INFO

Why Not Ranch

Near Duck River, the Why Not Ranch has 1,000 acres with 35 miles of well-marked horseback riding trails. Some horse trails may be perceived as challenging for novice riders and most of the trails have water crossings at one point or another.  MORE INFO