Best Horseback Riding in Nevada

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

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#1. Mount Rose


A day hike in the Carson Range offering spectacular views of the Lake Tahoe region of the Sierra Nevada. Hikers should beware of the strong winds that rake the mountain above timberline on most aftern…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Reno, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 11.2 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Charleston Peak National Scenic Trail


A day hike in the Spring Mountains along a high ridge with spectacular alpine views. Use caution if you attempt this hike in late spring or early summer: The higher sections of the trail may be covere…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Las Vegas, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 15.4 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Jones Creek/ Whites Creek Trail


A day hike in the Carson Range featuring outstanding views. The trail follows a jeep road for about 0.5 mile, then crosses Jones Creek. At the trail junction, turn right (east) to start the loop trail…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Reno, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 10.1 miles Best Trail in nv - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Flume Trail Loop


Welcome to the most photographed trail in Tahoe—the Flume Trail. With commercial shuttle service, there are several ways to explore this area. This loop connects the famed ride overlooking Lake Tahoe…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 22 miles
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#5. Tahoe Meadows to Marlette Lake to Flume Trail Point-to-Point Trail


Brilliant singletrack, spectacular views, and commercial shuttles make this the most popular bike route along the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). Riding here is nearly a social event. To limit congestion and k…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 23.7 miles
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#6. Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit


There are spectacular vistas of lake tahoe along much of this section of trail. some of these are the most stun- ning views to be found anywhere along the tahoe rim trail. In particular, the Christoph…
From the guidebook "The Tahoe Rim Trail: A Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 23.1 miles
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#7. Marlette Lake


A day hike or overnight backpack trip to Marlette Lake in the Carson Range. The North Canyon Trail generally follows North Canyon Creek for about 5 miles to Marlette Lake, a human-made reservoir. Ther…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Carson City, NV - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8.8 miles
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#8. North Twin River Loop


A long day hike or overnight backpack trip through a series of spectacular canyons in the Toiyabe Range. This is a loop hike using the South Twin River and North Twin River Trails. Although it can be…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Tonopah, NV - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 13.4 miles
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#9. Kingsbury Grade to Big Meadow


This trail section provides tremendous views of lake tahoe, carson Valley, desolation Wilderness, and the carson range. in addition, it has a wonderful high-elevation lake, star lake, and access to th…
From the guidebook "The Tahoe Rim Trail: A Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians"
Stateline, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 23.2 miles
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#10. Hobart Creek Reservoir


A day hike or overnight backpack trip to a historic water system in the Carson Range. This trail climbs from the shore of Lake Tahoe about 1.5 miles to Tunnel Creek station, a maintenance station on t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Carson City, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12.4 miles
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#11. Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail


A 4-day backpack trip in the Ruby Mountains along the crest of Nevada’s most alpine range featuring classic alpine scenery, glacial valleys, cirques, and mountain lakes and streams. Lamoille Canyon d…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Elko, NV - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 33.1 miles
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#12. Spooner Summit to Kingsbury Grade


The biggest highlight of this section is the spectacu- lar view of most of lake tahoe and the west shore from south Camp Peak. This unobstructed view looks directly up the en- trance of Emerald bay to…
From the guidebook "The Tahoe Rim Trail: A Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians"
Stateline, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 18.5 miles
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#13. Island Lake


A spectacular hike to a glacial lake perched high on the side of Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains. The Island Lake Trail starts from the north end of the trailhead parking area, and climbs north…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Elko, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 2.8 miles
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#14. Ophir Creek Trail


A day hike in the Carson Range near Lake Tahoe featuring the remnants of a massive landslide. This hike is a difficult and strenuous climb up the Ophir Creek drainage to the remains of Upper and Lower…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Washoe, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6.6 miles
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#15. Soldier Creek


A long day hike into a less used section of the Ruby Mountains. Follow the rough road across the creek, and upstream along the north side of Soldier Creek through open sage flats. After a mile, the ro…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Elko, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12.4 miles
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#16. Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe Meadows to Twin Lakes


Much of this section of the Tahoe Rim Trail closely follows the crest of the Carson Range, affording travelers excellent views of the Lake Tahoe Basin to the west and the Great Basin to the east. Asid…
From the guidebook "Top Trails Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 19 miles
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#17. Falls Canyon Trail


A short day hike in the Santa Rosa Range featuring access to the Santa Rosa–Paradise Peak Wilderness and a waterfall. Generally this trail stays along the creek until you get into the upper basin. Min…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Winnemucca, NV - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.2 miles
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#18. Desert Trail: High Rock Canyon Section


A multi-day backpack trip along a major section of the proposed National Scenic Desert Trail through the historic High Rock Canyon area. The Desert Trail is not a constructed trail or clearly defined…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Gerlach, NV - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 34.8 miles
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#19. Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail


A 6 to 7 day backpack in the Toiyabe Range along the Toiyabe Crest National Recreation Trail featuring far-ranging alpine and desert views, aspens, and alpine streams. Since its designation as a natio…
From the guidebook "Hiking Nevada: A Guide to the State's Greatest Adventures"
Austin, NV - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 60.5 miles
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#20. Spooner Summit to South Camp Peak Out-and-Back Trail


Head out on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) for a steady climb to South Camp Peak and a stellar view of the Tahoe Basin. This northern access to the peak involves more climbing and is less technical than th…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Lake Tahoe"
Incline Village, NV - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 11.2 miles
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