Timber Ridge Horse Campground was voted the best horse campground for 2010 on HorseTrailDirectory.com, winning the Five-Star Award. Timber Ridge Horse Campground is adjacent to The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Jamestown, Tenn. To earn the award, a campground must receive the most Five-Star ratings from trail riders. In 2010, trail riders posted more than 800 ratings on 267 horse campgrounds, including Timber Ridge Horse Campground.
Always eager to find new trail-riding spots, my husband, Rick, and I investigated northwestern Florida locations. Knowing the Blackwater River State Park boasts a variety of relaxing, outdoor activities, we checked in with nearby Coldwater Recreation Area to see how much fun the horses could have, as well. As it turned out, we had a terrific time by combining the two spots into one weeklong vacation.
Nearly 200 horses and riders attended the 2nd annual Chilly/Chili Ride, held November 14, 2009, at the Pennyrile State Forest. With temperatures in the low 70s and abundant sunshine, the day was tailor-made for trail riding.
If you’re looking for a great place to see beautiful fall foliage from the back of your horse, Shenandoah National Park in Northern Virginia is a great choice. If you’ve ever driven through
We arrived at Rocky Hollow Horse Camp in Virginia's Mount Rogers National Recreation Area during a torrential rainstorm
Appalachian Mountains. At Shalimar Farm, we checked into Trackside, one of the place’s three cabins. It offered panoramic views, comfortable space for two, a kitchenette, and a view of the horse pastures.
Trail Riding at Saddle Valley Campground, Jamestown, Tennessee with The Trail Rider magazine contributors
Trail riders enjoy the well-marked trails in H. Cooper Black Recreation Area and Sand Hills State Forest. You don't need a permit to ride in H. Cooper Black, but you will need a permit to ride in the Sand Hills State Forest.
Leatherwood Mountains Resort, offers riders the opportunity to ride 75 miles of well-maintained and well-marked mountain trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can camp or you can stay in a rental cabin or home; some feature a hot tub on a balcony with breathtaking views
For those of you who've ever ridden at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and wished there were more campgrounds with facilities available, I have good news: You can now head to D Bar K Horse Camp in Mammoth Cave
Learn about trail rides in Florida, like Trail Riding in the Everglades National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the ultimate riding destinations east of the Mississippi River. The scenery and wildlife are unbelievable. There are approximately 250 miles of trails in this area.
This year, we decided to explore a portion of the nearly one-million-acre Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia, having ridden in the George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah National Park regions of old Virginia the past two seasons.
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee/Kentucky offers hundreds of acres of privately owned land with vistas, bluffs, overlooks running creeks, and all kinds of flora for your trail ride.
Shalimar owners Mickey and George Dieke have taken special care to make sure that the miles of trails on their more than 1,000 acres are not only well-maintained, but also provide some of the most scenic views anywhere in the East. The trails are surrounded by three parks in the mountains of West Virginia.
Last June, East Fork Stables on the Cumberland Plateau in Jamestown, Tennessee, provided riders with a five-day, four-night horseback adventure through the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Trail riders, ranging in age from 13 to 81, rode through some of the most breathtaking terrain accessible. Most of the trail riders were strangers, but they became close friends as they experienced the quiet woodlands, challenging hills, beautiful bluffs, and lovely waters of Big South Fork C