Horseback Riding Trails in Virginia

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  • Chester Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This is a very short, but pretty trail.
  • Cross County Trail (VA)

    State: VA
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that generally follows the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia. Some sections are wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible but not all sections. Some sections are suitable for horseback ...
  • Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

    State: VA
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    As it was built on a former state highway, the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail provides a wide, paved and flat pathway along its namesake waterway and the Great Dismal Swamp Refuge. Not only does this wetlands area provide scenic views and opportunities ...
  • Guest River Gorge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Guest River Gorge Trail meanders along ancient sandstone cliffs that plunges 400 feet to the pristine waters below. The deep gorge was created as the Guest River, now designated as a state scenic river, tunneled through Stone Mountain on ...
  • High Bridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    High Bridge Trail State Park is a multi-use trail ideally suited for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The trail extends 30 miles, linking the towns of Pamplin City, Prospect, Farmville, and Rice. The trail ends 3 miles south of ...
  • Jackson River Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 10.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river as it winds its way for 10 miles from Intervale, just north of Covington, through Clearwater Park to Natural Well. It is indeed scenic with views of a waterfall or two and small patches of ...
  • Lake Accotink Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    In Northern Virginia's suburban community of Springfield, Lake Accotink Park provides a wilderness escape amid the city surroundings. The 500-acre park features picnic areas, miniature golf, an antique carousel, a 55-acre lake with canoe and ...
  • New River Trail State Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 57 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Southern Virginia's New River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and has been designated as an official National Recreation Trail by the US Department of the Interior. It is also a state park. The highlight and namesake of this magnificent ...
  • Newport News Park Bikeway

    State: VA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Newport News Park Bikeway offers a pleasant 5-mile loop through southern Virginia woodlands. The unpaved trail travels you through the 8,000-acre park and offers a connection to Colonial National Historical Park, where you can visit George ...
  • Railroad Ford Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Railroad Ford Trail is located in beautiful Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania County near Richmond, Virginia. The park boasts 2,463 acres with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding and camping. The park has 11 trails totaling 15 ...
  • Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail follows part of the right-of-way of the old railroad of the same name, an important transportation corridor for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The railroad linked the Confederate capital of Richmond ...
  • Riverwalk Trail (VA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The 8.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through some of the most important and historical ...
  • Salt Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Virginia's Salt Trail runs for more than 8 miles between the small community of Saltville and the larger borough of Glad Spring. The trail is popular with equestrians and can get muddy and eroded in places during different times of year. Much ...
  • Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail crosses through the state park battlefield of the same name in rural south-central Virginia. The gravel trail follows an abandoned corridor of the old Richmond and Danville Railroad and includes some ...
  • Tobacco Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 19.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Tobacco Heritage Trail currently runs in a continuous, off-road 17-mile stretch between the southern Virginia communities of Lawrenceville, Brodnax, and La Crosse. Along the way, trail-goers can enjoy wooded landscapes, interpretive signs, ...
  • Trillium Trail (Sandy Bottom Nature Park)

    State: VA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    Sandy Bottom Nature Park is a 456-acre recreational oasis in Hampton, bordered on the northeast side by I-64 and surrounded by busy residential, shopping, and entertainment areas. Before it became a protected city park, the land was even used ...
  • Victoria Railroad Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Victoria Railroad Park is 21-acre open space located in the central business district of an old railroad town in south-central Virginia. Victoria was the halfway point of a Virginian Railway passenger line that ran between Roanoke and the port ...
  • Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail runs for 6.9 miles between Route 151 in Piney River, crosses over the Naked Creek Bridge, then carries on to pass beneath US 29 and ends at Tye Depot. Note that there is no exit at the south (Tye Depot) ...
  • Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 34 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail offers scenic wonders from dense forests, open fields and lush waterways to railroad relics and delightful small towns. Cyclists and equestrians love the length of the Creeper, and many local walkers ...
  • Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 45 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is one of the suburban Washington, D.C.'s most popular rail-trails. The heavily used trail is frequented by commuters and recreationists alike, and is a fantastic link between Virginia's rural and historical ...
  • Wilderness Road Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    History runs deep along the Wilderness Road Trail, which roughly follows a path carved by Daniel Boone in April 1775. The path later became a route on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad before finally being converted to a rail-trail that ...