Best Horseback Riding in Pennsylvania

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

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#1. Raccoon Creek State Park Campground


Raccoon Creek provides visitors with an extensive array of recreational opportunities that include swimming, fishing, and boating (only electric or nonpowered boats) on its small, 101-acre lake. Th…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Pennsylvania"
Hookstown, PA - Campgrounds, Horseback Riding
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#2. Leonard Harrison State Park Campground


Leonard Harrison is a good choice for people who don’t care to rough it too much but are averse to the many RV campgrounds outside the state park. Leonard Harrison State Park is located on the east ri…
From the guidebook "Best Tent Camping: Pennsylvania"
Wellsboro, PA - Campgrounds, Horseback Riding
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#3. Wissahickon Gorge North Loop


There are two major attractions on this hike that make this an absolute must for serious outdoor lovers. Hikers can investigate the history and historical significance of Northwest Philadelphia while…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Philadelphia"
Philadelphia, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 3.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Swatara State Park: Rail Trail/Bear Hole Loop


After a short walk along Swopes Valley Road, this hike picks up the Swatara Rail-Trail and follows it northwest for 3 miles to the Sand Siding Trail. Here the hike heads to the west, crossing the new…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg"
Pine Grove, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 7.3 miles
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#5. Wissahickon Gorge North Loop


There are two major attractions on this hike that make this an absolute must for serious outdoor lovers. Hikers can investigate the history and historical significance of Northwest Philadelphia while…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Philadelphia, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 5.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Skippack Creek Trail


This trail is within the Evansburg State Park in Montgomery County, 6 miles north of Norristown. The 4.7-mile loop runs 2.5 miles along each side of picturesque Skippack Creek. The hike can include…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Norristown, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4.7 miles
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#7. French Creek State Park


After you finish this 6.0-mile loop, you can visit historic Hopewell Furnace, a once- thriving industrial plantation built on the border of Berks and Chester Counties in 1771. See a restored ironworke…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Reading, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 6 miles
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#8. Susquehannock State Park


The park overlooks the Lower Susquehanna River in southern Lancaster County. There are just 5 miles of hiking within this 224-acre park, but the Bureau of Parks includes this tiny park on its list of…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Lancaster, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 3.5 miles
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#9. Logan Falls


This hike leads to one of the most dramatic waterfalls in northwestern Pennsylvania. You first walk on an abandoned rail bed that runs alongside Tionesta Creek, one of the nicest streams in the state.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Tionesta, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6 miles
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#10. Cook Forest State Park


This hike takes you into the Clarion River Valley and alongside the dark waters of the Clarion River. This descent is followed by a climb out of the gorge to River Valley and a heart-stopping view fro…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Clarion, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6.6 miles
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#11. Raccoon Creek State Park


Many of the casual visitors to Raccoon Creek State Park congregate in its eastern end, where 101-acre Raccoon Lake and most of the picnic areas are located. The western half of the park is not to be…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
Aliquippa, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8 miles
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#12. Riverview Park


Riverview Park, located just north of Pittsburgh’s downtown, was once an amusement park of sorts. Today its merry-go-round is long gone. If you enjoy walking through the woods and are intrigued by the…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
Bellevue, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 3.9 miles
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#13. Youghiogheny River Trail


The Youghiogheny (Yough) River Trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage—a 150- mile rail trail connecting Pittsburgh with Cumberland, Maryland, though a connection to the C&O Canal path will let y…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
West Newton, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing, Trail Running - 6 miles
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#14. Mountain Streams


This hike uses a number of trails that are part of the Mountain Streams trail system in Forbes State Forest. Sights along the way include Indian Creek, a very good trout stream (though in places you h…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
Ligonier, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6.7 miles
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#15. New Florence


This hike follows roads for its entire length, but don’t let that fool you. It is challenging. Only the middle portion of this hike, covering less than 2.0 miles, is even remotely flat. The rest of…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
New Florence, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 8.8 miles
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#16. Ohiopyle’s Sugarloaf-BaughmanLoop


Ohiopyle State Park sees a lot of traffic, especially in the warmer months. Spend time in the vicinity of the Youghiogheny (Yough) River and, with all of the hikers, bikers, rafters, and picnickers, i…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh"
Ohiopyle, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding - 7 miles
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#17. Mingo Creek


Mingo Creek County Park southwest of Pittsburgh is a true multiuse park, popular with everyone from horseback riders and picnickers to history buffs and model airplane operators. There’s plenty for hi…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh"
Courtney, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 3.1 miles
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#18. Yough River Trail


The Yough River Trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile rail trail connecting Pittsburgh with Cumberland, Maryland, though a connection to the C&O Canal path will let you go 316 miles…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh"
West Newton, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing, Trail Running - 6 miles
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#19. Tyler State Park - Covered Bridge


The area now known as Tyler State Park was once the homestead and farm of George F. Tyler and his wife. The 1,711-acre park is a popular place for horseback riding. The park also has numerous picnicki…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Newtown, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Walking - 2 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#20. Ridley Creek State Park


The park is sprawling, at nearly 3,000 acres, and it has something for everyone, from hiking and biking to fishing and horseback riding. Hunting Hill Mansion, in the main part of the park, is also a p…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Media, PA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking - 2 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press