Best Horseback Riding in Minnesota

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

  • #1 Lake Maria State Park

    1 Reviews

    Monticello, MN

    Fourteen miles of hiking trails exist in this beautiful wooded forest dotted with marshes and lakes--and it’s all situated in a place where you’d never expect to find such seclusion. The park’s ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Fourteen miles of hiking trails exist in this beautiful wooded forest dotted with marshes and lakes--and it’s all situated ...

  • #2 Pillsbury State Forest

    1 Reviews

    Pillager, MN

    The trails at Pillsbury State Forest meander through a heavy forested area consisting of a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees. The woods are dotted with small lakes and ponds where you’re ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trails at Pillsbury State Forest meander through a heavy forested area consisting of a variety of deciduous and evergreen ...

  • #3 Lilydale Regional Park Brickyard Trail

    5 Reviews

    Cherokee Regional Park, MN

    Lilydale Regional Park Brickyard Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ramsey County and Dakota County, Minnesota. It is within Cherokee Regional Park and Lilydale-Harriet Island Park. ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Lilydale Regional Park Brickyard Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ramsey County and Dakota County, Minnesota. ...

  • #4 Maplewood State Park

    1 Reviews

    Pelican Rapids, MN

    If brilliant color and variety in landscape are what you’re looking for, Maplewood State Park is not to be missed. Late summer or fall, when the park’s leaves are at their peak, are the best ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    If brilliant color and variety in landscape are what you’re looking for, Maplewood State Park is not to be missed. Late summer ...

  • #5 St. Croix State Forest - Tamarack

    1 Reviews

    Hinckley, MN

    The focal point of the trails within the St. Croix National Forest is the wild and picturesque Tamarack River, a narrow, twisting river that slowly makes its way south to join the much larger ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The focal point of the trails within the St. Croix National Forest is the wild and picturesque Tamarack River, a narrow, ...

  • #6 Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    0 Reviews

    Shakopee, MN

    A popular bird haven, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge lies along the Minnesota River Valley, where the prairies and floodplains provide habitat for approximately 226 species of migrating ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A popular bird haven, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge lies along the Minnesota River Valley, where the prairies ...

  • #7 Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

    0 Reviews

    Garrison, MN

    This winding walk over a large terminal moraine and through a beautiful second- growth hardwood forest has scenic views of wetland areas with lots of potential wildlife viewing. Mille Lacs Kathio ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This winding walk over a large terminal moraine and through a beautiful second- growth hardwood forest has scenic views of ...

  • #8 Forestville State Park

    0 Reviews

    Preston, MN

    A short hike through a mostly equestrian park. Back in the mid-1800s when train companies were deciding where to lay the railroad lines through the countryside, they chose to bypass Forestville. ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A short hike through a mostly equestrian park. Back in the mid-1800s when train companies were deciding where to lay the ...

  • #9 Camden State Park

    0 Reviews

    Marshall, MN

    This park is part of a geological and biological zone that Joseph Nicollet called the Coteau des Prairie. It is a piece of the high prairie that divides the Mississippi and Missouri River watersheds. ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This park is part of a geological and biological zone that Joseph Nicollet called the Coteau des Prairie. It is a piece of ...

  • #10 Pillsbury State Forest

    1 Reviews

    Brainerd, MN

    Northwest of Brainerd. A hike through a glacier-built topography of rolling hills, ravines, and potholed lakes. Special attractions: Wildlife and ravines.
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Northwest of Brainerd. A hike through a glacier-built topography of rolling hills, ravines, and potholed lakes. Special attractions: ...

  • #11 Afton State Park

    1 Reviews

    Afton, MN

    Less than half an hour from Saint Paul, Afton State Park is proof positive that you don’t have to travel far to get away. Across 20 miles of trails, you’ll find everything from rugged climbs ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Less than half an hour from Saint Paul, Afton State Park is proof positive that you don’t have to travel far to get away. ...

  • #12 Saint Croix State Forest

    0 Reviews

    Hinckley, MN

    East of Hinckley; just north of Saint Croix State Park, this is a rugged horse/hiking trail that goes up and down the steep valley sides of the Lower Tamarack River. The loop around Tamarack ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    East of Hinckley; just north of Saint Croix State Park, this is a rugged horse/hiking trail that goes up and down the steep ...

  • #13 Douglas State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Douglas State Trail, MN

    Douglas State Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Goodhue County and Olmsted County, Minnesota. It is within Douglas Trail & City Park and Douglas State Trail. It is 15.5 miles long ...
    •  15.5 miles

    Douglas State Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Goodhue County and Olmsted County, Minnesota. It is within Douglas ...

  • #14 Great Northern Trail

    0 Reviews

    Elk River, MN

    The Great Northern Trail offers a paved north-south route across the city of Elk River on the fringe of the northwestern outskirts of Minneapolis. For nearly 5 miles, the rail-trail winds ...
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Great Northern Trail offers a paved north-south route across the city of Elk River on the fringe of the northwestern ...

  • #15 Great River Ridge State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Plainview, MN

    The Great River Ridge State Trail runs for 13 miles between County Road 9 just north of Eyota and Third Street Southwest just north of Wabasha Street in the town of Plainview, which serves as ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    The Great River Ridge State Trail runs for 13 miles between County Road 9 just north of Eyota and Third Street Southwest ...

  • #16 Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area

    0 Reviews

    Long Lake, MN

    Hiking the Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area is like learning a really great secret, the kind you’ll have no problem keeping all to yourself. Hidden behind a nondescript trailhead ...
    •  1 hour
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Hiking the Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area is like learning a really great secret, the kind you’ll have no problem ...

  • #17 Hardwood Creek Regional Trail

    0 Reviews

    Hugo, MN

    The Hardwood Creek Regional Trail is actually two parallel trails running along US 61 in rural Washington County. The paved trail is open for biking, walking, running, and in-line skating, while ...
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hardwood Creek Regional Trail is actually two parallel trails running along US 61 in rural Washington County. The paved ...

  • #18 Sunrise Prairie Trail

    0 Reviews

    North Branch, MN

    The Sunrise Prairie Trail runs north-south atop an unused right-of-way along a Burlington Northern Railroad corridor, traversing residential neighborhoods in the towns and mostly farmland in ...
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sunrise Prairie Trail runs north-south atop an unused right-of-way along a Burlington Northern Railroad corridor, traversing ...

  • #19 Dairyland Trail

    0 Reviews

    Elrosa, MN

    Phase one of the development of central Minnesota’s Dairyland Trail was completed in April 2013, allowing trail users to hike, bike, or ride a horse for more than 6 miles between the small towns ...
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Phase one of the development of central Minnesota’s Dairyland Trail was completed in April 2013, allowing trail users to ...

  • #20 Minnesota Valley State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Chaska, MN

    As of spring 2016, bridge access to the Minnesota Valley State Trail was still closed at Memorial Park in Shakopee until further notice. Check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website ...
    •  27.1 miles
    •  Guide

    As of spring 2016, bridge access to the Minnesota Valley State Trail was still closed at Memorial Park in Shakopee until ...