Best Horseback Riding in Oregon

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

  • #1 Pamelia Lake

    3 Reviews

    Detroit, OR

    This singletrack route travels through a magnificent old-growth forest to the shores of Pamelia Lake. Take a step back in time when you run on this gorgeous singletrack trail through towering ...
    •  50 minutes to 1 hour
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This singletrack route travels through a magnificent old-growth forest to the shores of Pamelia Lake. Take a step back in ...

  • #2 Deschutes River Trail

    3 Reviews

    Dalles, OR

    Take a scenic desert tour in a canyon above the Deschutes River. Visit the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Goldendale, and the Dalles, and you’ve got an aesthetic, tasty, and interesting weekend. ...
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Take a scenic desert tour in a canyon above the Deschutes River. Visit the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Goldendale, and the ...

  • #3 Timothy Lake Loop

    0 Reviews

    Government Camp, OR

    A zippy singletrack trail that follows the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest. Mountain views. Bridge crossings. It’s hard to beat running on smooth singletrack around a ...
    •  2.25 to 3 hours
    •  11.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A zippy singletrack trail that follows the shores of Timothy Lake in the Mount Hood National Forest. Mountain views. Bridge ...

  • #4 Herman Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A good overnight route with loop options back on the Benson Plateau. Herman Creek is known for its old growth fir and cedar forest. The best trees are past the Casey Creek junction. For an ...
    •  Overnight
    •  12.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A good overnight route with loop options back on the Benson Plateau. Herman Creek is known for its old growth fir and cedar ...

  • #5 Banks-Vernonia State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Banks, OR

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 miles east of the coastal town of Seaside. Both trail endpoints—at Banks ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    The Banks-Vernonia Trail stretches through the hills east of the Coast Mountains. It’s 35 miles west of Portland, and 52 ...

  • #6 Mount Pisgah Arboretum Loop

    2 Reviews

    Eugene, OR

    This loop route begins in the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and takes you on a journey through oak woodlands, open meadows, and cool evergreen forest. This loop route takes you through the many different ...
    •  1.25 to 2 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop route begins in the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and takes you on a journey through oak woodlands, open meadows, and ...

  • #7 OC&E–Woods Line State Trail by Klamath Rails-to-Trails Group

    1 Reviews

    Klamath Falls, OR

    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, skateboarders, and other nonmotorized travelers have one thing in ...
    •  98 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore the 98-mile OC&E–Woods Line State Trail for its solitude and panoramic views. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, equestrians, ...

  • #8 Mount Hebo Road

    5 Reviews

    Siuslaw National Forest, OR

    Mount Hebo Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Tillamook County and Yamhill County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 3,127 feet altitude. ...
    •  3.2 miles

    Mount Hebo Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Tillamook County and Yamhill County, Oregon. It is within Siuslaw ...

  • #9 Springwater Corridor

    0 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast section of a system of nature trails encircling Portland. Ride, walk, or skate the trail to enjoy parks, botanical gardens, and wetlands—not to ...
    •  16.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Springwater Corridor is the major southeast section of a system of nature trails encircling Portland. Ride, walk, or ...

  • #10 Casey Creek Loop

    2 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A healthy day hike with a good climb up Nick Eaton Ridge from the Herman Creek Trail. The Casey Creek Loop is an 11.2 mile day hike, with an overnight option at the Casey Creek Trail junction. ...
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A healthy day hike with a good climb up Nick Eaton Ridge from the Herman Creek Trail. The Casey Creek Loop is an 11.2 mile ...

  • #11 Pacific Crest Trail to Wahtum Lake

    1 Reviews

    Hood River, OR

    A difficult overnight route with loop options back onto the Herman Creek Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail 2000 is probably not the most popular trail in the Gorge, but it runs a close third behind ...
    •  Overnight
    •  14.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A difficult overnight route with loop options back onto the Herman Creek Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail 2000 is probably ...

  • #12 Smith Rock State Park Loop

    0 Reviews

    Redmond, OR

    Dirt trail that explores the spectacular Crooked River Canyon and then climbs to the summit of Misery Ridge. Mountain views. Bridge crossings. Cruise through a desert canyon along the meandering ...
    •  1.25 to 1.75 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Dirt trail that explores the spectacular Crooked River Canyon and then climbs to the summit of Misery Ridge. Mountain views. ...

  • #13 Mill Creek Wilderness

    2 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    Located in the 17,000-acre Mill Creek Wilderness of the Ochoco National Forest, this route takes you on a trek along bubbling Mill Creek, passing through a forest of ponderosa pine, grand fir, ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the 17,000-acre Mill Creek Wilderness of the Ochoco National Forest, this route takes you on a trek along bubbling ...

  • #14 Gray Butte to Smith Rock State Park

    1 Reviews

    Redmond, OR

    High-desert trail that skirts the northwest edge of Gray Butte and then takes you into the Crooked River Canyon at Smith Rock State Park. Bridge crossings. Mountain views. If you love deserts ...
    •  2 to 2.5 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    High-desert trail that skirts the northwest edge of Gray Butte and then takes you into the Crooked River Canyon at Smith ...

  • #15 Tryon Creek State Park Loop

    0 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Singletrack trail that loops through a second-growth forest of big-leaf maple, red cedar, alder, and Douglas fir in Tryon Creek State Park. Bridge crossinGs. Wood stairs. This 645-acre state ...
    •  40 minutes to 1 hour
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Singletrack trail that loops through a second-growth forest of big-leaf maple, red cedar, alder, and Douglas fir in Tryon ...

  • #16 Coquille River Lighthouse

    1 Reviews

    Bandon, OR

    This route takes you on a beach trek in Bullards Beach State Park to view the historic Coquille River Lighthouse. Bullards Beach State Park is sandwiched between the Coquille River and the Pacific ...
    •  1.25 to 2 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This route takes you on a beach trek in Bullards Beach State Park to view the historic Coquille River Lighthouse. Bullards ...

  • #17 Gray Butte

    1 Reviews

    Bend, OR

    This route travels through a fragrant sage-and-juniper landscape of the Crooked River National Grasslands. At the trail’s turnaround point, you’ll have grand views of the Central Cascade Mou ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This route travels through a fragrant sage-and-juniper landscape of the Crooked River National Grasslands. At the trail’s ...

  • #18 Powell Butte Nature Park Loop

    0 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This route takes you through open meadowlands and thick forest in Powell Butte Nature Park in Southeast Portland. City and mountain views. Powell Butte Nature Park is located on an extinct volcano ...
    •  25 to 40 minutes
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This route takes you through open meadowlands and thick forest in Powell Butte Nature Park in Southeast Portland. City and ...

  • #19 Park Meadow

    1 Reviews

    Sisters, OR

    This hike takes you into a high alpine meadow in the Three Sisters Wilderness with gorgeous views of Broken Top and South Sister. This route begins by winding through a thick forest of mountain ...
    •  2.5-3.5 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you into a high alpine meadow in the Three Sisters Wilderness with gorgeous views of Broken Top and South ...

  • #20 Banks-Vernonia State Trail

    0 Reviews

    Buxton, OR

    A wide gravel multi-use trail that travels through a second-growth Douglas fir forest. You’ll enjoy the smooth graded surface on this 20-mile multi-use trail that travels through a serene forest ...
    •  30 to 40 minutes
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A wide gravel multi-use trail that travels through a second-growth Douglas fir forest. You’ll enjoy the smooth graded surface ...