Best Horseback Riding in Michigan

This list represents the most popular horseback riding in Michigan. Use this list to plan your next Michigan horseback riding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Proud Lake Recreation Area


The Huron River Valley in metropolitan Oakland County provides the focal point for this major recreation area just minutes from downtown Detroit. The park was established in the mid-1940s and has chan…
From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Milford, MI - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 21 miles Best Trail in mi - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Shore-to-Shore Trail


The Shore-To-Shore Trail was the idea of trail riders looking for a lengthy horseback trek from shore to shore across the northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. With the help of Michigan Senator…
From the guidebook "Hiking Michigan"
Oscoda, MI - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 220 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Muncie Lakes Pathway


This is one of the most popular trail systems in the Traverse City region because of its proximity to the city and the fact that all loops are groomed. You’ll find the area covered with beautiful ha…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Traverse City, MI - Cross-Country Skiing, Horseback Riding - 9.8 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Waterloo Recreation Area: Green Lake Campground


Part of the experience, of course, is engaging with nature, and there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the heart of Waterloo than to pitch camp in the park’s rustic Green Lake Campground.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Michigan"
Chelsea, MI - Campgrounds, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#5. Pigeon River State Forest Campground


The state forest—with its hardwoods and pines, grassy clearings and fields, and wetlands—is an ideal environment for Rocky Mountain elk.…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Michigan"
Vanderbilt, MI - Campgrounds, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#6. Rosy Mound Natural Area


Explore the amazing dunes of the Lake Michigan shoreline with well maintained steps and boardwalks as well as interpretive signs, beach access, and scenic overlooks.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Grand Rapids Michigan"
Grand Haven, MI - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 2.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Proud Lake State Recreation Area: River Trail


The River Trail crosses through a huge swath of the Proud Lake State Recreation Area, giving hikers a good sense of the park’s varied landscape. The trail initially runs along the wooded southern bank…
From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Milford, MI - Horseback Riding, Walking - 5.7 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#8. Paint Creek Trail


The stretch of the Paint Creek Trail from Tienken Road to Silverbell Road is among the most scenic of the 8.9-mile linear park. The trail passes under beautiful canopies of trees as it runs parallel t…
From the guidebook "Five-Star Trails: Ann Arbor and Detroit"
Rochester, MI - Horseback Riding, Walking - 4.4 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press