Best Horseback Riding in New Jersey

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

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#1. South Mountain and Rahway River


This trail shadows the Rahway River, climbing up through the bottomlands, reaching the 25-foot-high Hemlock Falls before looping back on a bridle path. The nearly level hike has one steep rise and a r…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Springfield, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Watchung Reservation and Blue Brook


This walk takes you on a journey through geological history, across sandstone and shale. We ramble through a deserted village and visit the Nature and Science Center, the first such exhibition in New…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
New Providence, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Long Pond Ironworks


Travel to the New Jersey state line for a historical hike through an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century iron mining community. Roam across the New York border into the massive Sterling Forest parkland…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Awosting, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 7.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Monks Mountain


This short loop is ideal for those seeking a more leisurely walk through part of a state park that encompasses close to 3,000 acres. Highlights include a sweeping vista of Monksville Reservoir and sev…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Hewitt, NJ - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 2.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. South Mountain Reservation


The largest park in Essex Country, South Mountain Reservation encompasses over 2,000 acres of land, including 19 miles of blazed hiking trails, numerous picnic areas, a zoo, an ice rink, and sweeping…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Springfield, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 5.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Watchung Reservation


A longer hike through the largest property in the Union County Park System leads past a deserted village, a pair of quiet ponds, a stately evergreen forest, and an abandoned copper mineand offers an o…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
New Providence, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 7.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Baldpate Mountain - Ted Stiles Preserve


Although Baldpate Mountain is the highest point in Mercer County, this route goes through a relatively flat section of the park. The mountain is a tiny one, at only 470 feet. But in a coastal plain ar…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Titusville, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 4.5 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press