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Horse Riding & Camping

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Photo of people horseback riding.

The national forests offer many trails suitable for horseback riding. Horses are allowed on hiking trails unless a trail is designated for foot travel only. Horses are not allowed in developed campgrounds. Only certified weed-free hay or processed feed may be brought onto National Forest System lands. Only processed feed may be used in wilderness areas. Tree-saver straps for picket lines and portable corrals are recommended.

For more information on horseback riding opportunities, please check out these local back country horseman organizations:


Certified Weed Free Forage Producers list 2013
Certified Weed Free Forage Producers list 2013 - by town

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