Horseback Riding in Pennsylvania

Ride tall in the saddle on endless miles of picturesque trails winding through Pennsylvania

Saddle up and hit the riding trails–6,000 miles of them–in 12 Pennsylvania state forests, where nearly 2 million acres are available for cross-country riding. Designated horse trails that offer excellent riding through diverse landscapes include the 26-mile Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail loop in Elk State Forest and a pair of 25-mile loops on the Bridle Trail in the horse-camping-friendly Loyalsock State Forest. Impressive sights include spotting elk in their natural habitat and panoramic views from High Knob Overlook.

State parks also deliver hundreds of miles of riding opportunities. In the Clarion River tract between Cook Forest and Clear Creek state parks, riders can enjoy a two-hour loop that winds through beautiful pine plantations. Savor rugged wilderness beauty on a 22-mile trail that starts at Kettle Creek State Park and meanders Sproul State Forest. An equestrian concession at Philly-area Ridley Creek State Park offers riding lessons, horse boarding and more.

Get in touch with your inner cowpoke 

Malibu Dude Ranch in Milford, a working ranch since 1928, is a year-round Pocono Mountains destination offering wide-ranging activities and events, from cattle drives to rodeos. 

Cook Forest Scenic Trailride, Dude Ranch & Campground provides exceptional opportunities for horsing around in the PA Wilds, including package deals, special events, entertainment and appearances by equestrian experts. Horse-camping with your own mount is available at the spacious campground. 

If you prefer to pair trail time with deluxe lodgings and posh amenities, trot over to Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located in the Laurel Highlands


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