Best Horseback Riding in Montana

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

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#1. Selway River


Here is an epic journey unlike any other in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Over its nearly 50-mile distance along the Selway River, this mainline trail crosses two USFS ranger districts in two nati…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Darby, MT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 49.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Truman Gulch


Located 8 miles north of Bozeman on the west flank of the Bridger Range, immediately southeast of Springhill Community. Highlights: Cool, shady singletrack with a challenging but eminently rideable…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Bozeman"
Bozeman, MT - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Sperry Chalet via Gunsight Pass Trail


A challenging, 3,500-foot climb offers viewpoints at every other switchback for the first 1.5 miles. Next up is a tromp under the Douglas Fir montane, until, at last, the trees open up to reveal water…
From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
West Glacier, MT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#4. Snyder Lake Trail


Families enjoy this walk, 4.4 miles each way, passing through thick timber and past huckleberry bushes to Snyder Lake. At the lake, large flat rocks provide the perfect spot for picnics below towering…
From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Lake McDonald, MT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8.4 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#5. Mount Henry Trail to Scenic Point


As one of the park’s iconic trails, the Mount Henry Trail provides hikers with unique options to access Scenic Point. Historically, visitors rode horses on the trail, as they can today from East Glaci…
From the guidebook "Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone"
Kiowa, MT - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12.66 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#6. Rattlesnake Creek to Spring Gulch Loop


Enjoy a leisurely walk up the Rattlesnake on a network of trails tracing the course of the creek. Traverse past secret beaches and quiet swimming holes. Then climb out of the drainage onto the Wallman…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 8.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Sawmill Gulch to Curry Gulch Loop


This hike ties four key Rattlesnake National Recreation Area drainages into a tidy loop close to town. A large meadow, ridgetop, historic site, and creek bottom mark the diverse landscape on this walk…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 5.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Ravine Creek Trail


Ravine Creek is Grant Creek’s little-known backdoor access point to the Rattlesnake Wilderness and Recreation Area. This trail instantly places hikers into thick Douglas fir forest as it winds up the…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Missoula"
Missoula, MT - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 6.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides