Best Horseback Riding in Texas

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

  • #1 Trinity Trail

    8 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    This is a moderate day hike along the shores of Lake Lavon. Lake Lavon, managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, rests in an area of gently rolling grasslands. Here and there patches of woods ...
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a moderate day hike along the shores of Lake Lavon. Lake Lavon, managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, rests ...

  • #2 Government Canyon State Natural Area, Lytle’s Loop Trail

    2 Reviews

    San Antonio, TX

    This is a relatively new park with more than 36 miles of trails in two areas, the Frontcountry and the Backcountry. Texas Parks and Wildlife purchased this 8600-plus-acre park in cooperation ...
    •  2.4 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a relatively new park with more than 36 miles of trails in two areas, the Frontcountry and the Backcountry. Texas ...

  • #3 Hill Country State Natural Area, Comanche Bluff Trail

    0 Reviews

    Bandera, TX

    This park opened in 1984 and has 40 miles of multiuse trails crisscrossing 5369 acres of grassy valleys, steep limestone hills, and spring-fed streams. The donors of the bulk of the park’s acreage ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This park opened in 1984 and has 40 miles of multiuse trails crisscrossing 5369 acres of grassy valleys, steep limestone ...

  • #4 Hill Country State Natural Area, Loop to Wilderness Camp Trail

    0 Reviews

    Bandera, TX

    This 5369-acre park, most of it donated by the Merrick Bar-O Ranch with the stipulation that it be kept natural and untouched, has 40 miles of multiuse trails. This particular hike is a classic ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This 5369-acre park, most of it donated by the Merrick Bar-O Ranch with the stipulation that it be kept natural and untouched, ...

  • #5 Jones Trail

    1 Reviews

    William Goodrich Jones State Forest, TX

    Jones Trail is a hiking trail in Conroe, Texas. It is within William Goodrich Jones State Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 178 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles ...
    •  1.6 miles

    Jones Trail is a hiking trail in Conroe, Texas. It is within William Goodrich Jones State Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and ...

  • #6 Pundt Park: Spring Creek Greenway and Fallen Pine Trail

    1 Reviews

    Spring, TX

    This hike is for those who like to mix open woods with heavy woods, small ponds, cypress bogs, and cleared resting areas. It is a new trail, having been completed in mid-2009, and is one of the ...
    •  1.25 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is for those who like to mix open woods with heavy woods, small ponds, cypress bogs, and cleared resting areas. ...

  • #7 Guadalupe River State Park: Loops 2 and 3

    1 Reviews

    Boerne, TX

    This is a park for river lovers. The Guadalupe River’s 4 miles of frontage is awesome. The river’s banks are lined with 100–foot-high bald cypress trees and several swirling rapids along steep ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a park for river lovers. The Guadalupe River’s 4 miles of frontage is awesome. The river’s banks are lined with 100–foot-high ...

  • #8 Lake Somerville Trailway

    1 Reviews

    Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit, TX

    Lake Somerville Trailway is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lee County, Texas. It is within Lake Somerville State Park - Nails Creek Unit. It is two miles long and begins at 264 feet altitude. ...
    •  2.0 miles

    Lake Somerville Trailway is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lee County, Texas. It is within Lake Somerville State Park ...

  • #9 Mary Moore Searight: Metro Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Manchaca, TX

    This park has a number of intersecting trails, totaling over 6 miles, which makes it easy to alter the hike depending on the time available and amount of solitude wanted. These trails can be ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This park has a number of intersecting trails, totaling over 6 miles, which makes it easy to alter the hike depending on ...

  • #10 Bear Creek Nature Trail

    0 Reviews

    Addicks, TX

    Hike over an area that had been farmed by German immigrants and their descendants for one hundred years. At Bear Creek Pioneers Park, deer are common and frogs and empty snail shells are numerous. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike over an area that had been farmed by German immigrants and their descendants for one hundred years. At Bear Creek Pioneers ...

  • #11 Walnut Grove Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    This 5-mile, out-and-back trail hugs the south shore of Lake Grapevine, offering stunning views and surprising solitude. The upper part of the trail runs through woods and the lower part goes ...
    •  2 hours
    •  5 miles

    This 5-mile, out-and-back trail hugs the south shore of Lake Grapevine, offering stunning views and surprising solitude. ...

  • #12 Lake Ray Roberts Greenbelt Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    This 5-mile out-and-back hike through dense forest by the banks of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River links Lake Ray Roberts to Lake Lewisville and offers great bird watching and plenty of wildlife, ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5 miles

    This 5-mile out-and-back hike through dense forest by the banks of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River links Lake Ray Roberts ...

  • #13 McKinney Roughs Nature Park:Buckeye Trail

    0 Reviews

    Crawford, TX

    It’s always great to find a new trail, such as the Buckeye Trail in McKinney Roughs Nature Park qualifies, which opened in late 2007. This is really a connector trail between the Road Runner ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    It’s always great to find a new trail, such as the Buckeye Trail in McKinney Roughs Nature Park qualifies, which opened in ...

  • #14 Hill Country State Natural Area: Wilderness and Twin Peaks Trails

    0 Reviews

    Bandera, TX

    Sections of the Wilderness Trail combined with the Twin Peaks Trail is hiking at its best in the Hill Country State Natural Area. A combination of single-track and double-track trails add interest. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Sections of the Wilderness Trail combined with the Twin Peaks Trail is hiking at its best in the Hill Country State Natural ...

  • #15 Bear Creek Nature Trail

    0 Reviews

    Addicks, TX

    Hike over an area that had been farmed by German immigrants and their descendants for one hundred years. Deer are common, as are frogs and empty snail shells. Late spring through early fall, ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike over an area that had been farmed by German immigrants and their descendants for one hundred years. Deer are common, ...

  • #16 Loyd Park Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    This 1-mile loop trail through hardwood bottomland skirts the edge of Walnut Creek by Joe Pool Lake, where some try their luck at catching crappie, catfish, and bass. It’s pricey to enter the ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles

    This 1-mile loop trail through hardwood bottomland skirts the edge of Walnut Creek by Joe Pool Lake, where some try their ...

  • #17 Rocky Point Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    This 3-mile out-and-back hike starts out in a suburban subdivision before heading into forests where it follows a shaded creek to the shores of Lake Grapevine. A couple of creek crossings are ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles

    This 3-mile out-and-back hike starts out in a suburban subdivision before heading into forests where it follows a shaded ...

  • #18 McKinney Roughs Nature Park:Riverside Trails

    0 Reviews

    Garfield, TX

    This route combines the best of the 17 miles of McKinney Roughs Nature Park’s crisscrossed collection of loops and out-and-back trails into one spectacular 2.5-mile hike. Start from the flat ...
    •  1.75 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This route combines the best of the 17 miles of McKinney Roughs Nature Park’s crisscrossed collection of loops and out-and-back ...

  • #19 Bob Jones Nature Center Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    This short loop through woods, fields, and wetlands is ideal for families with small children. The adjacent nature center features hands-on exhibits, educational programs, and a gift shop. While ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.7 miles

    This short loop through woods, fields, and wetlands is ideal for families with small children. The adjacent nature center ...

  • #20 Walnut Grove Trail

    0 Reviews

    Westlake, TX

    This 3-mile trail hugs the south shore of Lake Grapevine, offering stunning views and surprising solitude. The first part of the trail is through woods; the second part is along the shoreline. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This 3-mile trail hugs the south shore of Lake Grapevine, offering stunning views and surprising solitude. The first part ...