Horseback Riding

Take a journey into Tennessee’s natural and scenic beauty on some of the best horseback riding trails in the southeast! Tennessee State Parks offers many enjoyable places to ride through the volunteer state just about any time of year. Several parks also provide equestrian support facilities and camping areas.

With the exception of Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Panther Creek State Park and Big Hill Pond State Park, all equestrian facilities in state parks are either guided rental horses or support facilities for guests accessing the trails on lands managed by the Tennessee Division of Forestry.

Additionally, horseback riding is very popular on National Forest and National Park lands near Pickett and Hiwassee/Ocoee State Parks. Although these parks do not provide support facilities or trails for equestrian activities, rental horses are available nearby. For additional information about trails and equine resources please visit

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Parks featuring Horseback Riding