Best Wisconsin Horse Trails

Wisconsin has 24 horseback rides.

  October 10, 2018

Located in the US, the horseback riding in Wisconsin offers over twenty awesome horseback riding trails. The best Wisconsin horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Wildcat Mountain State Park, Kettle Moraine State Forest - South, Kettle Moraine State Forest - North, Governor Dodge State Park, and Buffalo River State Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Wisconsin horseback riding trail below.

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Horseshoe Lake Saddle Trail

Near Washburn in Bayfield County, the Horseshoe Lake area has great 12 mile trail over green rolling hillsides near crystal clear lakes. The horse trail weaves through towering pine and spruce forest. The best access is at the Horseshoe Lake Saddle Campground.  MORE INFO

Ahnapee State Trail

North of Green Bay, the 30 mile Ahnapee State Trail is open to horseback riding and runs from Casco to Algoma to Sturgeon Bay along an old railgrade. This horse trail passes pass through the Ahnapee Wildlife Refuge and Forestville Millpond. Bedrock outcrops of the Niagara Escarpment can be found throughout the state park. The trails is part of the 1,000-mile Ice Age Trail.  MORE INFO

Black River State Forest

Near Black River Falls in Jackson County, the 67,000 acre Black River State Forest has 34 miles of horseback riding trails through pine and oak forests. The Forest lies on the edge of the glaciated central plain east of the rough coulee region or driftless area of Wisconsin.  MORE INFO

Flambeau Trail System

East of Park Falls in Price County, the Flambeau Trail System has 60 miles of signed horseback routes on rolling terrain. The horse trail system is popular for rolling terrain, tree lined corridors, wooden bridges, and vistas overlooking bogs and lakes. Along the trail, there are several points of interest including the Smith Rapids Covered Bridge, Round Lake Logging Dam, and Camp Nine Springs.  MORE INFO

Smith Rapids Saddle Trail

East of Park Falls, the Smith Rapids Saddle Trail is a 18.5 mile horseback riding route. The well-marked trail traverses flat to gently rolling terrain. There are open vistas with tremendous views of the South Fork of the Flambeau River.  MORE INFO

Wild Rock Horse Trail

Near Fairchild, the Wild Rock Horse Trail is a 40+ mile trail that winds and loops through a portion of the 133,000 acre Clark County Forest. The horse trail system utilizes forest lands ranging from easy to more difficult terrain. When riding in the Wild Rock area a trail pass must be purchased. Daily and season trail passes are available at Wild Rock Park and the Clark County Forestry & Parks Office.  MORE INFO

Wild Rivers Trail

In Douglas County, a 47 mile stretch of the Wild Rivers State Trail runs from Superior south to Wascott. The main trailhead is located south of Superior near the intersection of county highways C and A. The horse trail passes through deep sections of the Douglas County Forest.  MORE INFO

Dugan Run Horse Trail System

East of Spooner and west of Stone Lake in Washburn County, the Dugan Run Horse Trail System has 25 miles of horseback riding trails. These marked and signed horse trails are a mixture of logging roads, narrow trail and shared ATV routes. Dugan Run Horse Trail System trails wind through rolling, forested terrain.  MORE INFO