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.

  • #1 Proud Lake Recreation Area

    2 Reviews

    Milford, MI

    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 ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    The Huron River Valley in metropolitan Oakland County provides the focal point for this major recreation area just minutes ...

  • #2 Shore-to-Shore Trail

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    Oscoda, MI

    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 ...
    •  220 miles
    •  Guide

    The Shore-To-Shore Trail was the idea of trail riders looking for a lengthy horseback trek from shore to shore across the ...

  • #3 Muncie Lakes Pathway

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    Traverse City, MI

    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 ...
    •  Day trip
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most popular trail systems in the Traverse City region because of its proximity to the city and the fact ...

  • #4 Rosy Mound Natural Area

    1 Reviews

    Grand Haven, MI

    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.
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore the amazing dunes of the Lake Michigan shoreline with well maintained steps and boardwalks as well as interpretive ...

  • #5 Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

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    Midland, MI

    Located in central Michigan, the 30-mile paved Pere Marquette Rail-Trail (PMRT) offers a family-friendly recreational corridor through pastoral countryside and charming small towns. An extremely ...
    •  30 miles
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    Located in central Michigan, the 30-mile paved Pere Marquette Rail-Trail (PMRT) offers a family-friendly recreational corridor ...

  • #6 Proud Lake State Recreation Area: River Trail

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    Milford, MI

    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 ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The River Trail crosses through a huge swath of the Proud Lake State Recreation Area, giving hikers a good sense of the park’s ...

  • #7 Paint Creek Trail

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    Rochester, MI

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The stretch of the Paint Creek Trail from Tienken Road to Silverbell Road is among the most scenic of the 8.9-mile linear ...

  • #8 Paint Creek Trail

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    Lake Orion, MI

    Even though the Paint Creek Trail is Michigan’s oldest nonmotorized rail-trail, the occasional face-lifts and renovations keep it looking as young as ever. Established in 1983, the crushed-limestone ...
    •  8.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Even though the Paint Creek Trail is Michigan’s oldest nonmotorized rail-trail, the occasional face-lifts and renovations ...

  • #9 North Eastern State Trail

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    Cheboygan, MI

    The 71-mile North Eastern State Trail, along the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, provides a mostly solitary and meditative experience as you travel through wetlands, farmland, forests, and ...
    •  71 miles
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    The 71-mile North Eastern State Trail, along the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway, provides a mostly solitary and meditative ...

  • #10 Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

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    Midland, MI

    Many factors contribute to the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail’s popularity. It runs for 30 miles on smooth asphalt that is well maintained and, at 14 feet, wide enough to ride or walk side-by-side. ...
    •  30 miles
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    Many factors contribute to the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail’s popularity. It runs for 30 miles on smooth asphalt that is well ...

  • #11 William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

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    Montague, MI

    The name tells the tale of the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park. Rolling for 22 paved miles through the farms, orchards, and forests of western Michigan between Hart and ...
    •  22.7 miles
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    The name tells the tale of the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park. Rolling for 22 paved miles through ...

  • #12 Musketawa Trail

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    Marne, MI

    The Musketawa Trail is one of the best places to get away from it all if you live and work in the western Michigan population centers of Muskegon or Grand Rapids. The 25-mile paved rail-trail ...
    •  25 miles
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    The Musketawa Trail is one of the best places to get away from it all if you live and work in the western Michigan population ...

  • #13 Lakelands Trail State Park

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    Hamburg, MI

    Teradition says that Michigan has 11,000 lakes. The astern section of the Lakelands Trail State Park passes through a chain of them as it rolls from the town of Hamburg and Lakeland to Munith ...
    •  26 miles
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    Teradition says that Michigan has 11,000 lakes. The astern section of the Lakelands Trail State Park passes through a chain ...

  • #14 North Central State Trail

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    Mackinaw City, MI

    The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multiuse trail adventure into the hills, agricultural areas, woods, and waterways of Michigan, with connections to well-established tourist towns ...
    •  62 miles
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    The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multiuse trail adventure into the hills, agricultural areas, woods, and waterways ...

  • #15 Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

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    Saginaw, MI

    The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail offers a year-round rural retreat from the urban confines of Saginaw. Rolling through a continuous woodsy border past farms, fields, and game areas for 11 miles, ...
    •  11 miles
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    The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail offers a year-round rural retreat from the urban confines of Saginaw. Rolling through a continuous ...

  • #16 Bill Nicholls Trail

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    Greenland, MI

    The Bill Nicholls Trail wanders for 41 miles through the Upper Peninsula’s scenic Copper Country, where visitors can spot wildlife and see remnants of the copper mining that flourished for more ...
    •  41.5 miles
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    The Bill Nicholls Trail wanders for 41 miles through the Upper Peninsula’s scenic Copper Country, where visitors can spot ...

  • #17 Kal-Haven Trail

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    South Haven, MI

    MKore than a half-dozen old railroad towns between alamazoo and South Haven offer rest and replenishment to travelers using the Kal-Haven Trail. The 34-mile crushed-limestone rail-trail links ...
    •  34 miles
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    MKore than a half-dozen old railroad towns between alamazoo and South Haven offer rest and replenishment to travelers using ...

  • #18 Wadhams to Avoca Trail

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    Avoca, MI

    The Wadhams to Avoca Trail passes through 12 miles of woods and farmland in southeastern Michigan, but it’s the historic railroad bridge over Mill Creek that’s the big draw. Everyone from solo ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The Wadhams to Avoca Trail passes through 12 miles of woods and farmland in southeastern Michigan, but it’s the historic ...