Where to Horseback Ride


Select a region from the map or from the links below, or zoom in on the map for links to the parks.

North   -   South   -   East   -   West

North


Black Moshannon State Park

Snowmobile Trail provides access to many miles of equestrian trails in Moshannon State Forest.

Kettle Creek State Park

22 miles of trails
An equestrian trail, 22 miles in length, starts at Beaverdam Run and travels through the Sproul State Forest before returning to the trailhead. Overnight camping at the trailhead is by permit only. Contact the park office for information. Trail maps are available at the park office.

Raymond B. Winter State Park

The park provides parking and is a trailhead for equestrian trails in Bald Eagle State Forest.


South


Blue Knob State Park

Equestrian trails are marked with orange diamonds. The trailhead is across from the campground entrance at Chappells Field. Horseback riding is permitted along the right-hand side of park roads. Caution must be used on trails that pass through hunting areas. All groups conducting trail rides must secure a special use agreement.

Canoe Creek State Park

Equestrian trails loop through the north side of the park. Mattern, Hartman, and parts of Moores Hill trails can be reached from the parking lot off of Mattern Road. Horse rentals are not available in the area.

Codorus State Park

8 miles of trails
Ranger Trail travels over rolling hills, through forests and fields, crosses streams and passes near Lake Marburg. There are many views of the lake, including Ranger Overlook which has benches and hitching posts. The 40-trailer parking lot is off of the Main Launch Day Use Area entrance road.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Alfarata and Beaston trails, which are extensive trails in Tuscarora State Forest, meet in Fowlers Hollow State Park.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

In the northeast section of the park is an area set aside for horseback riding. This area includes several miles of wide, mowed, interconnecting trails that wind through reverting farm fields, pine plantations and deciduous woodlands. There is a large, gravel parking area off of Alpine Road, a short distance south of the intersection with PA 177. There are no horse rentals.

Penn-Roosevelt State Park

Thickhead Mountain Road, leading west from Penn-Roosevelt State Park, is closed to motor vehicles and along with the connecting Detweiler Road, makes an excellent trail ride. Horse rentals are not provided.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

A horseback riding area is in the southeast corner of the park.

Susquehannock State Park

The many trails throughout the park offer a beautiful setting for horseback riding in the river hills. Horseback riding is prohibited at the overlooks and on Rhododendron Trail. To accommodate riding clubs and horse-drawn wagons, a shaded hitching rail for horses is in the lower parking lot.


East


Big Pocono State Park

Horses are permitted on all of the hard surface roads shared by vehicles, and also South Trail and North Trail Lower Loop. Horses are prohibited on Indian and North trails.

Evansburg State Park

15 miles of trails
Riders can also use the right side berm of public roads. A trailhead parking lot for horse trailers is on Skippack Creek Road.

French Creek State Park

8 miles of trails
Horse-shoe Trail winds through the park and into adjacent lands. Horses are not permitted on other park trails.

Jacobsburg State Park

18.5 miles of trails
The network of trails makes the center's fields, woodlands and streams accessible to both students and the casual visitor. These facilities are for use by hikers, all-terrain bicyclists, horseback riders and cross-country skiers.

Lackawanna State Park

The multi-use trails can be used by horseback riders. Abington Trail is recommended. Trailer parking is available in the northeastern section of the park along Wallsville Road (PA 438).

Marsh Creek State Park

The bridle trails are in the western side of the park and have loops of various distances. Use extreme caution when riding in hunting areas during hunting seasons.

Nockamixon State Park

14 miles of trails
Riding is permitted on designated trails and roadsides throughout the park. Pedestrians should yield to horses. Horses may be rented at a private establishment near the park.

Promised Land State Park

Promised Land State Park provides access to selected equestrian trails on Delaware State Forest lands. Rentals are not available.

Ricketts Glen State Park

12.5 miles of trails
Horse riders may enjoy taking a 12.5-mile loop by riding the Cherry Run Trail, Fish Commission Road, and Mountain Springs Trail. Sights to see include: old railroad grades, Mountain Springs Lake (formerly used to make ice), and an old concrete dam once used to hold back Lake Leigh (now a dry lake). Riders must bring their own mounts. Horses cannot be rented.

Ridley Creek State Park

4.7 miles of trail
The trails begin in Picnic Area #8. A parking lot for trailers is at the trailhead.

Swatara State Park

10 miles of trails
Horseback riding is permitted on Bear Hole Trail and Swatara Rail Trail.

Tyler State Park

9 miles of trails
Horseback riders enjoy many miles of dirt trails on both sides of Neshaminy Creek. Please stay on established trails which are marked with equestrian symbol marker posts. Horseback riding is not permitted in the picnic areas.
Parking for horse trailers is near Number One Lane Trail in the large parking lot across from the craft center. Limited additional parking is available in the lot on PA 332 across from the Spring Garden Mill, and at the Schofield Ford Covered Bridge parking lot off of Swamp Road.

White Clay Creek State Park

8 miles of trails
An 8-mile equestrian trail traverses the entire length of the northern portion of the Preserve.


West


Cook Forest State Park

Equestrians can enjoy a two-hour loop trail that begins at a small parking lot on Forest Drive, connects to Old Logging Road Trail, and winds through beautiful pine plantations. Another equestrian trail begins at the trailhead, follows Hefren Run Trail and connects to Toms Run Road. The one hour loop next to the organized group camping area is heavily used by a vendor, and not recommended

Laurel Summit State Park

The park provides parking and is a trailhead for equestrian trails in Forbes State Forest.

Linn Run State Park

Horseback riding is permitted along Linn Run Road and on designated trails in Forbes State Forest.

Moraine State Park

20 miles of trails
There are about 20 miles of equestrian trails in the park. Riding is limited to designated trails and roadsides throughout the park.

Ohiopyle State Park

11.6 miles of trails
There is a designated horse trailer parking area located on Grover Road that has a fenced paddock and nearby water. Sections of the Sugarloaf Trail System, as well as the Pressley Ridge Trail, are open to horseback riding. These are shared-use trails; please use caution when riding.

Raccoon Creek State Park

16 miles of trails
Multi-use trails and roads provide horseback riders with an extensive bridle trail system. The equestrian trailhead parking lot is along PA 168 on the western border of the park. Access to the trail system is from the parking lot via the Appaloosa Spur Trail. All equestrian trails are blazed in yellow. There are no horse rentals.