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Horse Riding

Got a horse? You can explore miles of forest roads and trails in North Carolina’s national forests. If you like camping with your horse, several places offer camps with trails nearby.

Badin Lake vicinity: In Uwharrie National Forest, the 40-mile Badin Lake trail system offers multi-day horseback-riding opportunities. You can park for day rides in the field beside Badin Horse Camp off Mullinix Road. Just off the trail sy...

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Horse Riding Areas

  • Croatan National Forest area description
  • Pine Cliff Equestrian Trailhead
  • Nantahala National Forest area description
  • Cheoah Ranger District area description
  • Tsali Recreation Area area description
  • Mouse Branch Loop #152A
  • Thompson Loop #152
  • Tsali Left Loop #38A
  • Tsali Right Loop #38
  • Nantahala Ranger District area description
  • Big Indian Loop TR34
  • Blackrock TR447
  • Blackwell Gap Loop TR366
  • Camp Shortcut TR 36b
  • Deep Gap TR 449
  • Devils Elbow TR448
  • Great Wall TR489
  • Hurricane Creek Horse & Primitive Campground
  • Hurricane Creek Loop TR36
  • Mountain Waters Scenic Byway
  • North Road TR 453
  • Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area
  • Panthertown Valley TR474
  • Powerline Road TR451
  • Rattlesnake Knob TR452
  • Riding Ford TR 450
  • Rocky Bald Loop TR 379b
  • Thomas Branch TR375
  • Turkey Knob TR 469
  • Wine Spring Horse Camp
  • Wine Springs Loop TR 379A
  • Tusquitee Ranger District area description
  • Bristol Fields Horse Camp
  • Fires Creek Recreation Area area description
  • Pisgah National Forest area description
  • Appalachian Ranger District area description
  • Big Ivy Area, Coleman Boundary area description
  • Bear Pen TR 176
  • Elk Pen TR 166
  • Laurel Gap TR 184
  • Little Andy TR 174
  • Perkins TR 175
  • Staire Creek TR 183
  • Upper Corner Rock TR 173
  • Walker Creek TR 165
  • Black Mountain / South Toe River Area area description
  • Buncombe Horse Range TR 191
  • Shinbone TR 187
  • Harmon Den Area area description
  • Buckeye Ridge TR 304
  • Cherry Ridge TR 301
  • Cold Springs TR 302
  • Harmon Den Horsecamp
  • Robert Gap TR 303
  • Grandfather Ranger District area description
  • Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Area area description
  • Schoolhouse Ridge FSR 4068
  • Thorps Creek Trail 279
  • Pisgah Ranger District area description
  • Bear Branch Trail #328
  • Bent Creek Experimental Forest area description
  • Deer Lake Lodge Trail #664
  • Hardtimes Connector Trail #661
  • Ingles Field Connector #150A
  • Little Hickory Top Trail #136
  • Lower Sidehill Trail #137A
  • North Boundary Trail #135
  • Sidehill Connector Trail #145A
  • Sidehill Trail #145
  • Buckhorn Gap Trail #103
  • Flat Laurel Creek Trail #346
  • Fletcher Creek Trail #350
  • Graveyard Ridge Trail #356
  • Horse Cove Gap Trail #325
  • Laurel Creek Trail #348
  • Mullinax Trail #326
  • North Boundary Trail #135
  • Riverside Trail #115
  • Shining Rock Wilderness area description
  • Little East Fork Trail #107
  • South Mills River Trail #133
  • Trace Ridge Trail #354
  • Wash Creek Horse Camp
  • Wash Creek Trail #606
  • Wolf Ford Horse Camp
  • Yellow Gap Trail #611
  • Uwharrie National Forest area description
  • Badin Lake Recreation Area area description
  • Canebrake Horse Camp


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