Best Horseback Riding in Virginia

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

  • #1 New River Trail State Park View Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Galax, VA

    •  57 miles
    •  Guide

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote corner of Virginia, ...

  • #2 Mount Rogers Summit View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Troutdale, VA

    •  5 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Dispense with the suspense right off: This 5,729-foot monolith of volcanic rock—third loftiest mountain in the Southern Appalachians—is not hard ...

  • #3 Great Falls Overlook Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Great Falls, MD

    •  2-3 hours
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Great Falls Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.3 miles ...

  • #4 Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Abingdon, VA

    •  34.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning atop Whitetop Mountain, this spellbinding trail zips down the wild mountainside, over wooded canyons, beside fish-filled streams, to ...

  • #5 Great Falls Overlook Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    McLean, MD

    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Great Falls Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Potomac, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It is 0.3 miles ...

  • #6 Stephens Trail View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Edinburg, VA

    •  5 hours
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Camp Roosevelt opened in 1933 as America’s first Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Living in tents and earning $30 a week, unemployed men built ...

  • #7 First Landing State Park View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    •  2-3 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The ultimate surf-and-turf park, First Landing State Park is great for a tan—and far less crowded than the Atlantic beaches a few miles south. ...

  • #8 Fridley Gap View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Shenandoah, VA

    •  5 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Some days, you can hike for miles and feel like you never left the parking lot. Other times, it can feel like you walked through four different ...

  • #9 G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Linden, VA

    •  3-4 hours
    •  2-4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Virginia’s Department of Game & Inland Fisheries oversees thirty wildlife management areas around the state with the hunter and angler in mind. ...

  • #10 Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Arlington, VA

    •  45.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning amid the capital’s suburban sprawl, the ever popular W&OD Trail heads west through Virginia’s fabled green countryside, sprinkled with ...

  • #11 Pine Mountain Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Pound, VA

    •  8-10 hours
    •  15.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Pine Mountain Trail traces a razor’s edge along the Virginia-Kentucky border. You’re walking a geological fault line known as an overthrust plate—a ...

  • #12 Crawfish/Channel Rock View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Rural Retreat, VA

    •  6 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Originating in the flat bottomland and old fields of Crawfish Valley, the Crawfish–Channel Rock Trail ascends Brushy Mountain on steep, narrow ...

  • #13 Little Wilson Creek Wilderness View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Troutdale, VA

    •  5 hours
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Most hikers enter Little Wilson Creek Wilderness on trails out of Grayson Highlands State Park. Scales, an area named for the livestock scales ...

  • #14 Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Chincoteague Island, VA

    •  3-10 hours
    •  7.5-25 miles
    •  Guide

    Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate between cold, northern environs and temperate and tropical homes in Central and South America. ...

  • #15 Spec Mines View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Buchanan, VA

    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is 15 miles southwest of Buchanan and just south of Black Horse Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Scenery includes ...

  • #16 York River State Park View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Williamsburg, VA

    •  1-4 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The worm-eating warbler, common to Virginia’s Blue Ridge province, is also found in the coastal environment of York River State Park. After walking ...

  • #17 Belle Isle State Park View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Lancaster, VA

    •  1 hour
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Since colonial times, farmers have tilled the fields of Belle Isle; parts of this state park are farmed even today. Bird watchers, hikers, horseback ...

  • #18 Flat Top Mountain View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Wytheville, VA

    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is 25 miles north of Wytheville. Scenery includes endless groves of dense rhododendron. Despite the name of this ...

  • #19 Deerfield Horse Trail View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Staunton, VA

    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is 25 miles west of Staunton. Scenery includes spectacular views from the Breastworks and along the ridge. This ...

  • #20 Feathercamp Ridge View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Damascus, VA

    •  5 hours
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    If Mount Rogers’s summit is the heart, Iron Mountain is the backbone of southwest Virginia’s mountain playground. Its breadth, 80 miles from ...