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 Old Rag Fire Road

    27 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 3,329 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.3 miles

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #2 New River Trail State Park

    14 Reviews

    Galax, VA

    Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote corner of Virginia, where the river and forest and historical mining ...
    •  57 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #3 Mount Rogers Summit

    4 Reviews

    Troutdale, VA

    Dispense with the suspense right off: This 5,729-foot monolith of volcanic rock—third loftiest mountain in the Southern Appalachians—is not hard to climb. Yes, you must hike 7 miles to reach ...
    •  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 ...

  • #4 Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

    6 Reviews

    Abingdon, VA

    Beginning atop Whitetop Mountain, this spellbinding trail zips down the wild mountainside, over wooded canyons, beside fish-filled streams, to its midway point at Damascus. Beyond town, the scenery ...
    •  34.3 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #5 Stephens Trail

    4 Reviews

    Edinburg, VA

    Camp Roosevelt opened in 1933 as America’s first Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Living in tents and earning $30 a week, unemployed men built the roads, campgrounds, picnic shelters, and fire ...
    •  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, ...

  • #6 Fridley Gap

    3 Reviews

    Shenandoah, VA

    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 worlds in a single afternoon. Thankfully, you’ll ...
    •  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 ...

  • #7 First Landing State Park

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    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. The “surf ” is the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, ...
    •  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 ...

  • #8 G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area

    3 Reviews

    Linden, VA

    Virginia’s Department of Game & Inland Fisheries oversees thirty wildlife management areas around the state with the hunter and angler in mind. Fields are kept clear to attract grazing animals, ...
    •  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 ...

  • #9 Hazel Mountain Trail

    5 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Hazel Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 2,846 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.0 miles

    Hazel Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #10 Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park

    1 Reviews

    Arlington, VA

    Beginning amid the capital’s suburban sprawl, the ever popular W&OD Trail heads west through Virginia’s fabled green countryside, sprinkled with horse farms, pastures, little towns, and burbling ...
    •  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, ...

  • #11 Pine Mountain Trail

    1 Reviews

    Pound, VA

    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 chunk of the earth’s crust that buckled, broke, ...
    •  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 ...

  • #12 Crawfish/Channel Rock

    1 Reviews

    Rural Retreat, VA

    Originating in the flat bottomland and old fields of Crawfish Valley, the Crawfish–Channel Rock Trail ascends Brushy Mountain on steep, narrow footpaths to run northeast parallel to Walker Mountain. ...
    •  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 ...

  • #13 Little Wilson Creek Wilderness

    2 Reviews

    Troutdale, VA

    Most hikers enter Little Wilson Creek Wilderness on trails out of Grayson Highlands State Park. Scales, an area named for the livestock scales once located here, makes a great alternate starting ...
    •  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 ...

  • #14 Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    2 Reviews

    Chincoteague Island, VA

    Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate between cold, northern environs and temperate and tropical homes in Central and South America. En route, their needs are simple: an occasional ...
    •  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 ...

  • #15 Spec Mines

    2 Reviews

    Buchanan, VA

    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 forest roads surrounded by dense woods and awesome ...
    •  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. ...

  • #16 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail

    5 Reviews

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, VA

    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park and Dierrsen Wildlife Management Area. ...
    •  18.6 miles

    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is within Chesapeake & Ohio ...

  • #17 York River State Park

    1 Reviews

    Williamsburg, VA

    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 through the park’s forests, thick with mountain ...
    •  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 ...

  • #18 Belle Isle State Park

    0 Reviews

    Lancaster, VA

    Since colonial times, farmers have tilled the fields of Belle Isle; parts of this state park are farmed even today. Bird watchers, hikers, horseback riders, and cyclists in the mood for wide-open ...
    •  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 ...

  • #19 Flat Top Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Wytheville, VA

    This ride's general location is 25 miles north of Wytheville. Scenery includes endless groves of dense rhododendron. Despite the name of this loop and the mountain it traverses, there's nothing ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #20 Feathercamp Ridge

    0 Reviews

    Damascus, VA

    If Mount Rogers’s summit is the heart, Iron Mountain is the backbone of southwest Virginia’s mountain playground. Its breadth, 80 miles from the Tennessee-Virginia state line to the New River, ...
    •  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, ...