This list represents the most popular horseback riding in North Carolina. Use this list to plan your next North Carolina horseback riding trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Uwharrie National Forest
Wonderful, woodsy circuit hikes are possible in Uwharrie National Forest, some of substantial length. Uwharrie and Dutchman’s ...
#2 Pilot Mountain State Park
New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock may have the gall to claim the name, but Pilot Mountain is the definitive monadnock in this ...
#3 American Tobacco Trail
If ever a trail could be described as being greater than the sum of its parts, it would be the American Tobacco Trail. The ...
#4 Appalachian Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Appalachian Trail is a hiking and horse trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...
#5 Chasteen Creek Trail
Chasteen Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...
#6 William B. Umstead State Park
The park has 22 miles of hiking-only trails and 13 miles of “MUTs”—not dogs, but “multiuse trails” for horseback riding, ...
#7 Shining Creek Path
Shining Rock Wilderness, NC
Shining Creek Path is a hiking and biking trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Shining Rock Wilderness. ...
You might be a little wary of hiking a trail called “Boogerman,” but there’s no cause for alarm. Robert “Boogerman” Palmer, ...
#9 Moses Cone Memorial Park
Blowing Rock, NC
More than 25 miles of road-width carriage paths wander lightly on the land, creating easy avenues for carefree strolls. At ...
#10 Deep Creek Trail
Deep Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...
#11 Silers Bald and Forney Creek
Bryson City, NC
It would be hard to pick a better two-night backpack than this one. You get to sleep in a backcountry shelter (everyone needs ...
#12 Charlies Bunion and Bradley Fork
This is a terrific three-day hike, encompassing much of what the Smokies have to offer. You spend half the time hiking on ...
Fontana Dam, NC
Shuckstack Tower is an old fire tower, one of few remaining in the park. At its base are the old tower-keeper’s cistern and ...
#14 South Mountains State Park
Connellys Springs, NC
South Mountains State Park is in the largest and loftiest of the mountain ranges that lie east of the Blue Ridge. The range ...
#15 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains is the country’s most popular national park. The distinction is more than proximity to nearby urban ...
#16 Goldmine Loop
At only a little over 3 miles long and offering a fine hiking experience far away from the big crowds in other areas of the ...
#17 Laurel River Trail
Madison County, NC
Laurel River Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, North Carolina. It is 0.5 miles long and begins ...
#18 Bent Creek Trail
Buncombe County, NC
Bent Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is 2.1 miles long and begins ...
#19 Big Creek Trail
Big Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...
#20 Big Fork Ridge Trail
Big Fork Ridge Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Haywood County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National ...
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