Best Horseback Riding in New York

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

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#1. North-South Lake loop


This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping up cherished views and passing cultural sites. Waterfalls, azalea and mounta…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Haines Falls, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 9.3 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Minnewaska State Park Preserve


A former resort and the one-time battleground between developers and environmentalists, this state park preserve unfurls a welcoming and tranquil natural realm. The site boasts white-cliff escarpment…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
New Paltz, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 11.8 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Keuka Lake Outlet Trail


The strip of land you will be walking from Seneca Lake to Keuka Lake is steeped in history. You'll see evidence of places and events from several bygone eras as you walk westward. In the middle of the…
From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Dresden, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 7.5 miles
Published by Footprint Press

#4. Stump Pond Loop Trail


With 627 acres of parkland for you and your dog to enjoy, a hike at Blydenburgh County Park offers a casual day out in eastern Suffolk County all the year through. Located at the headwaters of the Nis…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Hauppauge, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4.5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#5. Rockefeller Preserve Trail


Offering 1066 acres of unspoiled forest, meadows, and wetlands, Rockefeller State Park Preserve is the ideal location for a day out with your best friend. Once the site of the Rockefeller family’s Poc…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
Pocantico Hills, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8.25 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#6. Letchworth Trail


Across the Genesee River Gorge from developed Letchworth State Park, this linear foot trail explores the wilder eastern rim. It travels in mixed woods and snares occasional river overlooks and grand w…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Mount Morris, NY - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 24.8 niles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. D&H Canal Heritage Corridor


Completed in 1828, the Delaware & Hudson Canal was the first million-dollar private enterprise in America. During its seventy years of active duty, it was the main economic artery for the Northeast. I…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: New York"
Wurtsboro, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails - 90 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. Hither Hills State Park


On Long Island’s east end, this 1,755-acre state park brings together a superb lineup: walking dunes, “phantom forests,” a pristine mile of Atlantic beach, the cobbled shore of Napeague Bay, and Goff…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Montauk, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 13.5-14.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Walt Whitman Trail


Named for the famous poet who resided in this area in the late 1800s, the Walt Whitman Trail in West Hills County Park offers an invigorating hike for both dogs and their owners in western Suffolk Cou…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New York City & Beyond"
West Hills, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4.25 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#10. Bear Swamp State Forest - Long Loop


This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed by 13 miles of trails through shady forest. Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers sculpted the Finger Lakes, leaving steep valley walls and flat-topped ridges. N…
From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Cortland, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 7.8 miles
Published by Footprint Press

#11. Bear Swamp State Forest - Short Loop


This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed by 13 miles of trails through shady forest. Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers sculpted the Finger Lakes, leaving steep valley walls and flat-topped ridges. N…
From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Skaneateles, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.4 miles
Published by Footprint Press

#12. Old Erie Canal Heritage Trail


Between DeWitt and Rome, east of Syracuse, this linear New York state park salutes a 36-mile vestige of the historic 363-mile Erie Canal, which linked the Hudson River to the Great Lakes. One of the g…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Dewitt, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing, Trail Running - 36 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area


For $1, New York State purchased this 5,100-acre pine barrens and oak-wooded parcel formerly used by Radio Corporation of America (RCA) for transatlantic broadcasting. Now only the concrete footings o…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Rocky Point, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 10.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Eagle Hill Trail Loop


The Rockefeller Preserve is characterized by a variety of wildlife habitats, woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a twenty-four-acre lake. Twenty miles of carriage roads take visitors on intimate wooded…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: New York"
Tarrytown, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing, Trail Running - 4.8 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#15. Eagle Hill Trail Loop


The Rockefeller Preserve is characterized by a variety of wildlife habitats, woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a twenty-four-acre lake. Twenty miles of carriage roads take visitors on intimate wooded…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: New York"
Tarrytown, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 4.8 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#16. Spruce Bog Trail Loop


Twenty miles of multiuse trails have been developed throughout the park, including several for handicapped participants. A self-guided nature trail was created as a cooperative environmental program b…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: New York"
Grafton, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#17. Hammond Hill State Forest Trails


Hammond Hill was established as a state forest between 1935 and 1950 in an effort to reduce soil erosion, produce forest products, and provide recreational opportunities. Once depleted farmland, it wa…
From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Dryden, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 24.1 miles
Published by Footprint Press

#18. The Long Path


The Long Path, similar to Vermont’s Long Trail, was proposed in the 1930s for hikers and skiers to travel on a trail from New York City north to the Adirondack Mountains and the Canadian border. The L…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: New York"
East Berne, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing - 2.6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#19. Genesee County Park and Forest Trail


Genesee County Park and Forest is the first and oldest county forest in New York State and owes its existence to Genesee County opening a home for the poor and a residence for the care and confinement…
From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Batavia, NY - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 4.4 miles
Published by Footprint Press

#20. Beaver Creek Swamp Loop


In southeast Madison County, this loop in Beaver Creek State Forest travels the wooded and meadow outskirts of Beaver Creek Swamp. The well-marked circuit is part of the extensive 130-mile Brookfield…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Waterville, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing - 9.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides