Horseback Riding Trails in Arizona

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  • Arizona Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 69.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Arizona Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in Maricopa County, running between Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community along both sides of the Arizona Canal, one of the county's ...
  • Arizona Trail (Flagstaff)

    State: AZ
    Length: 10.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Flagstaff segment of the Arizona Trail is just over 10 miles long and passes through the middle of town between Interstate 40 and Route 66. The trail's surface varies from paved to gravel and generally follows along urban streets, also going ...
  • Chino Valley Peavine Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Chino Valley Peavine Trail offers a north-south route through the central Arizona town of Chino Valley, which lies about 15 miles north of the larger city of Prescott. The dirt pathway is best for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding ...
  • Consolidated Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 18.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    The Consolidated Canal Path runs north–south along the entire length of the Consolidated Canal, an 18-mile-long waterway dating back to 1891. The route consists of both a paved path and a gravel-surfaced trail—more popular with horseback riders ...
  • Grand Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 26.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Grand Canal Path is one of the longest multi-use trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area, linking the large cities of Glendale, Phoenix and Tempe. Like many of the area's trails, the Grand Canal Path follows an irrigation canal: in this ...
  • Iron Springs Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Iron Springs Railroad Trail (a.k.a. Forest Trail 332) lies within Prescott National Forest west of the city of Prescott, AZ. The hilly trail is around 6,000 feet in elevation and winds through the scrubby central highlands among chaparral, ...
  • Julian Wash Greenway

    State: AZ
    Length: 17.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Julian Wash Greenway showcases the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert as it travels from a junction with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail to S. Rita Road in southeastern Tucson. The trail offers views of distant mountains and connects several ...
  • Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    For a challenging desert adventure, travel the Mohave and Milltown Railroad Trail in northwest Arizona. The trail occupies the corridor of the historic Mohave and Milltown Railroad, a private narrow gauge railroad built in 1903 that connected ...
  • New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The New Mexico & Arizona Railroad Trail, also known as the Railroad Grade Trail, is a rustic hiking and equestrian trail in the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area outside of Patagonia, Arizona. The area provides prime habitat for birds, including ...
  • Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    To say that the connected rail-trails of Prescott are oases in sun-baked, north-central Arizona is no exaggeration. Wherever water touches this arid landscape—and it does along the Peavine and Iron King trails—jade cottonwoods cluster, popping ...
  • Queen Creek Wash Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Queen Creek Wash Trail has a more rural feel than other trails in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Located within the community of Queen Creek, and following the banks of Queen Creek Wash, this trail passes open space, farmland and some smaller ...
  • Railroad Grade Trail (AZ)

    Rail-Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Cinder

    The entire route of the Railroad Grade Trail follows a historic railroad corridor, offering gentle climbs and stunning views. The railroad formerly hauled logs from various parts of the Apache National Forest and Fort Apache Indian Reservation ...
  • Rillito River Park Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 21.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rillito River Park Trail runs along both sides of its namesake river, from N. Craycroft Road to under Interstate 10, where it links with the Santa Cruz River Park Trail. The trail is fully paved, with a parallel soft-surface path for equestrians ...
  • Santa Cruz River Park Trail

    State: AZ
    Length: 41.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Santa Cruz River Park Trail follows the Santa Cruz River throughout Tucson, providing access to various amenities and neighborhoods, as well as the Rillito River Park Trail, Cañada del Oro River Park Trail and Julian Wash Greenway. It offers ...
  • Southern Canal Path

    State: AZ
    Length: 9.3 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Southern Canal Path is an unpaved route along the South Canal in Maricopa County. One of several trails along the extensive canal network in the area, the Southern Canal Path links to four others: both the Tempe Canal Path and Consolidated ...