Horseback Riding

The Best Horseback Riding Trails in United States

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  • Rocky Canyon

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    Horseback Riding
    near Nicholia, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.97mi
    Elevation +
    2208f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 3.0
    Photo of Rocky Canyon Photo of Rocky Canyon Photo of Rocky Canyon

    At the end of this ride are two blind canyons theier bottoms are at 9,000 ft and the rims above are at 11,000 ft. The pictures are a mixture of one ride in late May and one in mid-June. The late may ride was rainy and th...

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  • Eagle Rock

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    Horseback Riding
    near Neeley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    9.61mi
    Elevation +
    335f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Eagle Rock Photo of Eagle Rock Photo of Eagle Rock

    This trail goes along the Snake River, South of American Falls. It is an early season ride to give horses exercise. Beautiful views of the Snake River. Good variety of terrain. Most trails are compact sand but there is s...

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  • Big Casino to boundary

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    Horseback Riding
    near Lower Stanley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.70mi
    Elevation +
    3422f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Big Casino to boundary Photo of Big Casino to boundary Photo of Big Casino to boundary

    Great ride! Did buddy ride by leaving Melonie’s car at boundary campground across from fish hatchery and then drove on to casino campground about 3-4 miles past lower Stanley. Started up Big Casino trailhead (little casi...

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  • Swamp-marten lake-trap creek

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    Horseback Riding
    near Cape Horn (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    12.06mi
    Elevation +
    1394f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Swamp-marten lake-trap creek Photo of Swamp-marten lake-trap creek Photo of Swamp-marten lake-trap creek

    From Stanley go 12.5 miles towards Lowman to trap creek trail head turn off and drop a trailer or car for buddy ride. Then advance with all horses to swamp creek turn off (another 2-2.5 miles). Ride up swamp creek to mar...

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  • Buckskin Basin

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    Horseback Riding
    near Inkom, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    10.41mi
    Elevation +
    2306f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Buckskin Basin Photo of Buckskin Basin Photo of Buckskin Basin

    This is my favorite trail in the Pocatello Area. Caution, the northern portion is cross country. Be sure to follow the track with your GPS. I like this ride because it has lots of variety. There are good views, rocky ...

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  • Pass creek lake

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    Horseback Riding
    near Lone Pine, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    14.46mi
    Elevation +
    1978f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Pass creek lake Photo of Pass creek lake Photo of Pass creek lake

    The limestone outcrops are impressive. The Lake is on a small terrace. Limestone deposited from a spring that feeds the lake may have deposited travertine at one time. Elevation is only 7,000 ft so this can be used as...

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  • City of Rocks

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    Horseback Riding
    near Almo, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    9.75mi
    Elevation +
    1558f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of City of Rocks Photo of City of Rocks Photo of City of Rocks

    This is a must do ride. It is a little outside our normal East Idaho Riding and because of the long drive I recommend an overnight stay. I have put together information on everything you need to know about where to stay ...

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  • Elk Meadows

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    Horseback Riding
    near Portneuf, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.41mi
    Elevation +
    1680f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Elk Meadows Photo of Elk Meadows Photo of Elk Meadows

    A classic ride in the Mink Creek Area. Can be done as soon as the snow melts about the end of May. Keep an eye out for the warming hut. It is a good place for lunch. Road Map to Trailhead may be obtained by putting yo...

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  • Pine Creek

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    Horseback Riding
    near Swan Valley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.01mi
    Elevation +
    1818f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Pine Creek Photo of Pine Creek Photo of Pine Creek

    The reason this ride is called Pine Creek is that the trailhead is accessed by turning off Pine Creek Rd (ID Hwy 31) then following Pine Creek Bench Rd to parking next to Farm Fields. The owners of the fields do not want...

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  • Pebble Creek

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    Horseback Riding
    near Pebble, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.55mi
    Elevation +
    2467f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Pebble Creek Photo of Pebble Creek Photo of Pebble Creek

    The ride starts near Big Springs Campground. There are two very nice equestrian camping sites. The Portneuf River Back Country Horsemen repaired the six corrals in 2015. There is a video of this project among the picture...

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  • Topponce Creek

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    Horseback Riding
    near Inkom, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    10.89mi
    Elevation +
    1391f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Topponce Creek Photo of Topponce Creek Photo of Topponce Creek

    This ride shares a trailhead with the Buckskin Basin Ride. The tributaries of Toponce Creek eventually drain into the Portneuf River out by the historic town of Chesterfield and the Chesterfield Reservoir. The middle ...

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  • Stanley lake-elk mountain loop

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    Horseback Riding
    near Stanley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.19mi
    Elevation +
    945f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Stanley lake-elk mountain loop Photo of Stanley lake-elk mountain loop Photo of Stanley lake-elk mountain loop

    Start at Stanley lake-parking is up and to right of lake. Don’t park in campground. Went with Cheryl and Michele on Ela and started ride about 2:30. Stopped and ate in first big meadow we came to. Fairly easy with not mu...

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  • Lake Channel

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    Horseback Riding
    near Quigley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    10.03mi
    Elevation +
    482f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Lake Channel Photo of Lake Channel Photo of Lake Channel

    This trail goes along the Snake River, South of American Falls. It is an early season ride to give horses exercise. Beautiful views of the Snake River. Good variety of terrain. Most trails are compact sand but there is s...

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  • Swamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr.

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    Horseback Riding
    near Cape Horn (historical), Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    11.87mi
    Elevation +
    1440f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Swamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr. Photo of Swamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr. Photo of Swamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr.

    Swamp Cr. - Martin Lake - Trap Cr. Drive toward Lowman 12.5 miles from Stanley. Pass Trap Cr. TH and park in big meadow on L side of highway. Buddy ride/car pool to Swamp Cr. TH (about 2.5 miles up highway). Campground ...

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  • Webber Creek

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    Horseback Riding
    near Nicholia (historical), Montana (United States)
    Distance
    8.10mi
    Elevation +
    2753f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Webber Creek Photo of Webber Creek Photo of Webber Creek

    The ride, one way, is more than eight miles long and includes 4000 ft of climbing. The trail is rocky and barefoot horses get sore. Total fatigue score calculation (16.2 miles/3 + 3950/1000) equals 9.4. The top lake is a...

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  • Rash Canyon

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    Horseback Riding
    near Swan Valley, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    13.82mi
    Elevation +
    1831f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Rash Canyon Photo of Rash Canyon Photo of Rash Canyon

    The is a great late spring or early summer ride. After climbing to Fourth of July Ridge the return route will go down the south fork of Fall Creek. Another ride in this area is the Echo Creek ride which starts lower on t...

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  • Moonlight Mine

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    Horseback Riding
    near Pocatello, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    8.99mi
    Elevation +
    1801f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Moonlight Mine Photo of Moonlight Mine Photo of Moonlight Mine

    Long forgotten are the Chinese who dug this horizontal shaft mine, in sight of another mountain nearby called "Chinks" peak until its name was changed to chinese peak. They came for gold in the 1860s, made up 28.5% of Id...

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  • Alaska Basin

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    Horseback Riding
    near Alta, Wyoming (United States)
    Distance
    16.66mi
    Elevation +
    3832f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Alaska Basin Photo of Alaska Basin Photo of Alaska Basin

    Best time to ride is August or September. It climbs to Hurricane Pass which has a good view of the Tetons. Many riders go back the way they came, however for the adventuresome, the map shows the route down Roaring Creek ...

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  • Fog Hill Trek

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    Horseback Riding
    near The String, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    15.18mi
    Elevation +
    3219f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Fog Hill Trek Photo of Fog Hill Trek Photo of Fog Hill Trek

    The trailhead is a large parking area high up on the N Fork of Rainy Creek. The road to the trailhead starts at Pine Creek Pass (NF-253). This trailhead is the lunch spot for the Rainy Creek Ride. The trek was done to...

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  • Malad Summit

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    Horseback Riding
    near Daniels, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    1716f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Malad Summit Photo of Malad Summit Photo of Malad Summit

    Located S end of Portneuf River Area, E side of Elkhorn Peak The trail makes a loop between Mill Creek and Canyon Creek. Unfortunately for horseback riders, most other trails in this general area have been groomed for...

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  • Blair Lake

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    Horseback Riding
    near Staley Springs, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    8.64mi
    Elevation +
    1890f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Blair Lake Photo of Blair Lake Photo of Blair Lake

    Milage above is one way. I would recommend the alternate trailhead. The Continental Divide Trail "CDT" route from Red Rock Pass is not particularly interesting and has some risky spots. The first caution icon is place...

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  • Blackrock Canyon

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    Horseback Riding
    near Blackrock, Idaho (United States)
    Distance
    7.00mi
    Elevation +
    1647f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Blackrock Canyon Photo of Blackrock Canyon Photo of Blackrock Canyon

    This is a good Fall ride. The trail going down can be obscure and downfall can be a problem if the Portneuf River Back Country Horsemen have not cleared it. Check their site to see if they are going on the ride and join ...

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