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.

  • #1 North-South Lake loop

    9 Reviews

    Haines Falls, NY

    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 ...
    •  5-7 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping ...

  • #2 Minnewaska State Park Preserve

    6 Reviews

    New Paltz, NY

    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 ...
    •  11.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A former resort and the one-time battleground between developers and environmentalists, this state park preserve unfurls ...

  • #3 Stump Pond Loop Trail

    4 Reviews

    Hauppauge, NY

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #4 Rockefeller Preserve Trail

    2 Reviews

    Pocantico Hills, NY

    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 ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Offering 1066 acres of unspoiled forest, meadows, and wetlands, Rockefeller State Park Preserve is the ideal location for ...

  • #5 Walt Whitman Trail

    2 Reviews

    West Hills, NY

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Named for the famous poet who resided in this area in the late 1800s, the Walt Whitman Trail in West Hills County Park offers ...

  • #6 Letchworth Trail

    2 Reviews

    Mount Morris, NY

    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 ...
    •  14-16 hours
    •  24.8 niles miles
    •  Guide

    Across the Genesee River Gorge from developed Letchworth State Park, this linear foot trail explores the wilder eastern rim. ...

  • #7 Hither Hills State Park

    1 Reviews

    Montauk, NY

    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, ...
    •  8-9 hours
    •  13.5-14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    On Long Island’s east end, this 1,755-acre state park brings together a superb lineup: walking dunes, “phantom forests,” ...

  • #8 Bear Swamp State Forest - Long Loop

    1 Reviews

    Cortland, NY

    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 ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed by 13 miles of trails through shady forest. Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers ...

  • #9 Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area

    0 Reviews

    Rocky Point, NY

    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 ...
    •  5.5-7.5 hours
    •  10.9 miles
    •  Guide

    For $1, New York State purchased this 5,100-acre pine barrens and oak-wooded parcel formerly used by Radio Corporation of ...

  • #10 Bear Swamp State Forest - Short Loop

    0 Reviews

    Skaneateles, NY

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed by 13 miles of trails through shady forest. Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers ...

  • #11 Old Erie Canal Heritage Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dewitt, NY

    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 ...
    •  36 miles
    •  Guide

    Between DeWitt and Rome, east of Syracuse, this linear New York state park salutes a 36-mile vestige of the historic 363-mile ...

  • #12 Genesee County Park and Forest Trail

    0 Reviews

    Batavia, NY

    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 c ...
    •  70 minutes
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Genesee County Park and Forest is the first and oldest county forest in New York State and owes its existence to Genesee ...

  • #13 The Long Path

    0 Reviews

    East Berne, NY

    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. ...
    •  Day trip
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Long Path, similar to Vermont’s Long Trail, was proposed in the 1930s for hikers and skiers to travel on a trail from ...

  • #14 Hammond Hill State Forest Trails

    1 Reviews

    Dryden, NY

    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, ...
    •  24.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Hammond Hill was established as a state forest between 1935 and 1950 in an effort to reduce soil erosion, produce forest ...

  • #15 Beaver Creek Swamp Loop

    0 Reviews

    Waterville, NY

    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 ...
    •  5.5-6.5 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    In southeast Madison County, this loop in Beaver Creek State Forest travels the wooded and meadow outskirts of Beaver Creek ...

  • #16 Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

    4 Reviews

    Yates County, NY

    Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Yates County, New York. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 512 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.5 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  6.7 miles

    Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Yates County, New York. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 512 feet ...

  • #17 Allegany State Park

    4 Reviews

    Allegany State Park, NY

    Allegany State Park is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Cattaraugus County, New York. It is within Allegany State Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 1,467 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Allegany State Park is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Cattaraugus County, New York. It is within Allegany State Park. ...

  • #18 Dryden Lake Park Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dryden, NY

    The Southern Central Railroad was built in 1865 to connect Sayre, Pennsylvania to Auburn. It became part of the Lehigh Valley System and was abandoned in 1976. The tracks were taken up and sold ...
    •  1.2 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Southern Central Railroad was built in 1865 to connect Sayre, Pennsylvania to Auburn. It became part of the Lehigh Valley ...

  • #19 Interloken National Recreation Trail

    0 Reviews

    Watkins Glen, NY

    Northeast of Watkins Glen, the gentle ridges and open flats of New York State’s one and only national forest were once inhabited by Iroquois Indians and later partitioned into military parcels ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Northeast of Watkins Glen, the gentle ridges and open flats of New York State’s one and only national forest were once inhabited ...

  • #20 Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dresden, NY

    The strip of land you will be biking from Seneca Lake to Keuka Lake is steeped in history. You’ll see the evidence of places and events from several bygone eras as you pedal westward. Surface: ...
    •  1 hour
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The strip of land you will be biking from Seneca Lake to Keuka Lake is steeped in history. You’ll see the evidence of places ...