Best Horseback Riding in Washington

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

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#1. John Wayne Pioneer Trail (West)


The John Wayne Pioneer Trail crosses most of Washington State. The developed portion lies within the Iron Horse State Park. It parallels I–90 from Cedar Falls, near North Bend, to Kittitas, then drops…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
North Bend, WA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 113 miles Best Trail in wa - Click to view allBestBirding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Snohomish County Centennial Trail


This trail comes in two parts. A paved trail leaves the city of Snohomish and travels north through farmland, wetlands, and fields; at Lake Stevens the pathway turns to rough dirt and runs through rur…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Snohomish, WA - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 15.75 miles BestHorseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Black Diamond Coal Mine


Located on the edge of the historical town of Black Diamond, the Coal Mine trails weave and bob around the south end of Lake Sawyer, Frog Lake, and Ravensdale Creek. Mountain bikers will find a circui…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Black Diamond, WA - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 20 miles
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#4. Rattlesnake Lake


The old railroad grade is extremely popular among Seattle area residents due to its easy access, scenic views, and non-technical riding. Climbing is minimal, and technical skills are not required in t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
North Bend, WA - Climbing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 13.2 miles
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#5. Devils Gulch


Ask the average mountain biker what his or her favorite trail is in the entire state, and the likely answer will be Devils Gulch. In the heart of the eastern Cascade foothills, this trail begins with…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Washington"
Cashmere, WA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 24.4 miles
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#6. Preston-Snoqualmie Trail


This peaceful, wooded trail in the Cascade foothills ends with a view of spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. For a romantic walk, an evening ride, your daily jog, or a pleasant skate, this trail is the tick…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Preston, WA - Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Walking - 6.2 miles
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#7. Chehalis Western Trail (Woodard Bay Trail)


This peaceful trail hides you from a commercial district near I–5, just a few miles from the state capitol in Olympia. It passes beside homes, then farms and ponds, finally reaching the Woodard Bay Co…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Olympia, WA - Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 5.5 miles
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#8. Foothills Trail


The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, and families at play—this is the Foothills Trail. The community created t…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Buckley, WA - Birding, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 9 miles
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#9. Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness Trail


Beginning as a narrow path below the streets of Renton, the Cedar River Trail ascends to street level to head east toward Maple Valley and Landsburg Park. The final miles of rural, wooded pathway visi…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Renton, WA - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 17.5 miles
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#10. Paradise Lake


Despite the name and the proximity to Paradise Lake and Paradise Valley, there is nothing utopian about mountain biking in the area. The small network of trails is damp most of the year, garbage is sc…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Woodinville, WA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#11. Enchanted Valley


Hike this 26.2-mile round-trip backpack in the southwestern Olympics, one of the state’s classic hikes into a deep rain-forest-blanketed valley. The trail follows the Quinault River from lush rain for…
From the guidebook "Hiking Washington"
Hoquiam, WA - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 26.2 miles
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#12. Lily/Lizard Lakes Loop


Located on Chuckanut Mountain, one of the most popular recreational areas in Bellingham, the trails in and around Lily and Lizard Lakes are fun and semi-technical (this particular loop has a descent t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Washington"
Bellingham, WA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#13. Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Snoqualmie Valley Trail Extension


Wander the foothills of rural Snoqualmie Valley from Duvall through Carnation, to Snoqualmie Falls near Snoqualmie, on to North Bend, and finally to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. You’ll travel near th…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Duvall, WA - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 33 miles
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#14. Beaver Lake


Located on the Issaquah Plateau, the Beaver Lake Trail System is microchip small but excellent for quick rides when you’re pressed for time. Three to five small singletrack loops connect to form a 3-t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Issaquah, WA - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 6 miles
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#15. Capitol State Forest –Larch Mountain Loop


The mainstay for mountain biking on the western side of the Cascades, Capitol State Forest will always be a popular site for recreation. This ride starts with a hefty forest road climb and moves into…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Washington"
Tumwater, WA - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 20.5 miles
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#16. Centennial Trail to Riverside Park


The Centennial Trail begins in Idaho and runs all the way through the bicycle- friendly city of Spokane, smack into Riverside State Park. The trail is popular among more than just mountain bikers, b…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Washington"
Spokane, WA - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 37 miles
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#17. Galbraith Mountain


More than thirty individual trails and numerous gravel access roads weave throughout the forest of Bellingham’s Galbraith Mountain like a spider’s web gone wrong. Navigating the labyrinth of thigh-bur…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area"
Bellingham, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 30 miles
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#18. Table Mountain


A tough, 15-mile round-trip climb to the top of Table Mountain on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). This trail is one of the better Gorge power climbs. The terrain is dominated by second-growth Douglas…
From the guidebook "Hiking The Columbia River Gorge"
Stevenson, WA - Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 15.5 miles
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#19. Falls Creek Shuttle


Waterfalls, sponge cake –like trail, and lava caves provide this route with all the ingredients for a great mountain bike ride. It’s a 16-mile moderate shuttle ride that can be made into a loop by rid…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Washington"
Carson, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 15.8 miles
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#20. Spokane River Centennial Trail


Welcome to 37 miles of paved riverfront trail in a region that receives a meager 11 inches of rain per year. The sun shines on the Spokane River, rapids rush downriver, and bridges criss-cross the wat…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Spokane, WA - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 37 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press