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.

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#1. Pamelia Lake


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 old-grow…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Detroit, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 4.4 miles BestHiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Timothy Lake Loop


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 pristine…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Government Camp, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 11.4 miles
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#3. Deschutes River Trail


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. The cany…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Dalles, OR - Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 18 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Herman Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake


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…
From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Hood River, OR - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 12.1 miles
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#5. Banks-Vernonia State Trail


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 and at…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Banks, OR - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 21 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

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


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 common…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Klamath Falls, OR - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Trail Running - 98 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#7. Row River Trail


This abandoned railroad line left us five Howe truss bridges and twenty-three pile trestles to cross. Ospreys and eagles, a small town, covered bridges, and prairie wildflowers will delight you as you…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Cottage Grove, OR - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 15.6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. Springwater Corridor


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 mention…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Portland, OR - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 16.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#9. Casey Creek Loop


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. The cli…
From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Hood River, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 11.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Pacific Crest Trail to Wahtum Lake


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 Multn…
From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Hood River, OR - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 14.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Smith Rock State Park Loop


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 Crook…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Redmond, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 4 miles
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#12. Mill Creek Wilderness


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, and Dou…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Bend & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5.4 miles
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#13. Gray Butte to Smith Rock State Park


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 and soli…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Redmond, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 8.8 miles
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#14. Mount Pisgah Arboretum Loop


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 lan…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Eugene, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 4.7 miles
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#15. Coquille River Lighthouse


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 Oce…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Oregon Coast"
Bandon, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.4 miles
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#16. Deschutes River Trail


A beautiful river trail just outside Bend’s city limits. Views. The Deschutes River Trail is one of the premier running trails around Bend. It twists and turns along the lava-strewn Deschutes River…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Bend, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 4.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Tryon Creek State Park Loop


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 park is a…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 4 miles
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#18. Powell Butte Nature Park Loop


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 tha…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Portland, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.5 miles
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#19. Tumalo Falls


A grand singletrack trail journeys through a sunny pine-scented forest, along the contours of Tumalo Creek, and to a spectacular viewpoint of Tumalo Falls. This fun route takes you uphill through a pi…
From the guidebook "Trail Running Oregon"
Bend, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 7.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Gray Butte


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 Mountains.…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Bend & Central Oregon"
Bend, OR - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 3.8 miles
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