Located in the US, the horseback riding in Vermont is known for five fun horse trails. The best Vermont horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Montpelier / Wells River Trail, Merck Forest, Silver Lake - Leicester Hollow Trail, Lefferts Pond, and Northeast Kingdom Equestrian Trails. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Vermont horseback riding trail below.
East of Montpelier, the 26,000 acre Groton State Forest has a vast network of horseback trails through rolling dense second growth forest. The Montpelier / Wells River Trail is a 14.5 mile horse trail along an old railroad grade. This multi-use trail passes prime deer, black bear and moose habitat.
Near Burke, the Northeast Kingdom Equestrian Trails are a 90 mile trail system on old logging roads, skid paths and narrow trails. Most of the routes are within the West Mountain Wildlife Management Area, but some are on private land. Users must be members of Vermont Horse Council and obtain an annual trail pass for $15. The income from trail passes is used for trail maintenance and insurance needed to keep the trails open.