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.

  • #1 John Wayne Pioneer Trail (West)

    5 Reviews

    North Bend, WA

    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 ...
    •  113 miles
    •  Guide

    The John Wayne Pioneer Trail crosses most of Washington State. The developed portion lies within the Iron Horse State Park. ...

  • #2 Snohomish County Centennial Trail

    5 Reviews

    Snohomish, WA

    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 ...
    •  15.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail comes in two parts. A paved trail leaves the city of Snohomish and travels north through farmland, wetlands, and ...

  • #3 Black Diamond Coal Mine

    5 Reviews

    Black Diamond, WA

    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 ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on the edge of the historical town of Black Diamond, the Coal Mine trails weave and bob around the south end of Lake ...

  • #4 Rattlesnake Lake

    1 Reviews

    North Bend, WA

    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 ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  13.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The old railroad grade is extremely popular among Seattle area residents due to its easy access, scenic views, and non-technical ...

  • #5 Devils Gulch

    4 Reviews

    Cashmere, WA

    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 ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  24.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Ask the average mountain biker what his or her favorite trail is in the entire state, and the likely answer will be Devils ...

  • #6 Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

    5 Reviews

    Preston, WA

    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 ...
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This peaceful, wooded trail in the Cascade foothills ends with a view of spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. For a romantic walk, ...

  • #7 Chehalis Western Trail (Woodard Bay Trail)

    2 Reviews

    Olympia, WA

    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 ...
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This peaceful trail hides you from a commercial district near I–5, just a few miles from the state capitol in Olympia. It ...

  • #8 Foothills Trail

    4 Reviews

    Buckley, WA

    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 ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, ...

  • #9 Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness Trail

    2 Reviews

    Renton, WA

    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 ...
    •  17.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning as a narrow path below the streets of Renton, the Cedar River Trail ascends to street level to head east toward ...

  • #10 Paradise Lake

    3 Reviews

    Woodinville, WA

    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 ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Despite the name and the proximity to Paradise Lake and Paradise Valley, there is nothing utopian about mountain biking in ...

  • #11 Enchanted Valley

    2 Reviews

    Hoquiam, WA

    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 ...
    •  14 -16 hours
    •  26.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #12 Lily/Lizard Lakes Loop

    3 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    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 ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on Chuckanut Mountain, one of the most popular recreational areas in Bellingham, the trails in and around Lily and ...

  • #13 Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Snoqualmie Valley Trail Extension

    2 Reviews

    Duvall, WA

    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 ...
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    Wander the foothills of rural Snoqualmie Valley from Duvall through Carnation, to Snoqualmie Falls near Snoqualmie, on to ...

  • #14 Beaver Lake

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    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 ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on the Issaquah Plateau, the Beaver Lake Trail System is microchip small but excellent for quick rides when you’re ...

  • #15 Capitol State Forest –Larch Mountain Loop

    2 Reviews

    Tumwater, WA

    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 ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  20.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The mainstay for mountain biking on the western side of the Cascades, Capitol State Forest will always be a popular site ...

  • #16 Centennial Trail to Riverside Park

    2 Reviews

    Spokane, WA

    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 ...
    •  varies depending on route chosen
    •  37 miles
    •  Guide

    The Centennial Trail begins in Idaho and runs all the way through the bicycle- friendly city of Spokane, smack into Riverside ...

  • #17 Galbraith Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    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 ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    More than thirty individual trails and numerous gravel access roads weave throughout the forest of Bellingham’s Galbraith ...

  • #18 Table Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Stevenson, WA

    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 ...
    •  All day or overnight
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #19 Falls Creek Shuttle

    3 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    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 ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  15.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Waterfalls, sponge cake –like trail, and lava caves provide this route with all the ingredients for a great mountain bike ...

  • #20 Spokane River Centennial Trail

    1 Reviews

    Spokane, WA

    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 ...
    •  37 miles
    •  Guide

    Welcome to 37 miles of paved riverfront trail in a region that receives a meager 11 inches of rain per year. The sun shines ...