Horse Riding & Camping
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Horseback riding is allowed in most places across the Allegheny National Forest as long as riders do not mark, build, maintain, or tread-in a trail.
When riding cross-country, riders are expected to spread out and meander through the trees, so that no one rides behind anyone else. Riding single file cross-country will eventually create a trail if enough horses follow the same path.
The only campground available for horses is Kelly Pines.
|Trail||Miles||Other Trail Uses|
|Spring Creek Horse Trail||40||n/a|
No Horseback riding general:
- Inside of the outer ring of the Spring Creek Horse Trail, riding must take place on the trail. Riders on the outer loop may ride cross-country away from the Spring Creek area.
- Hiking/Cross-country ski trails
No Horseback riding cross-country:
- Hickory Creek Wilderness Area/Allegheny Wilderness Islands and wilderness study areas - Chestnut Ridge and Minister Creek(management areas 5.1 and 5.2)
- Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Area
- Clarion River/Laurel Mill Trail area
No Horseback riding cross-country or on roads/trails:
- Hearts Content National Scenic Area (management area 8.3)
- Tionesta National Scenic Area (management area 8.3)
- Tionesta Research Natural Area (management area 8.5)
- Kane Experimental Forest (management area 8.6)
Map of the management areas for where the wilderness, scenic area, research natural area and experimental forest are located.