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 ...
  • High Bridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 32.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The central feature for which the High Bridge Trail is named is an unforgettable experience, towering 125 feet above the mighty Appomattox River and nearly a half-mile (2,440 feet) across it. The bridge’s breathtaking view of the surrounding ...
  • Jackson River Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

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

    Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the “scenic” in Jackson River Scenic Trail. The serene rail-trail, nestled in the Allegheny Highlands 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 offers a quintessential rail-trail experience in central Virginia, midway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville (less than an hour’s drive from each). The trail is an easy, picturesque ride through a beautiful, ...
  • 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 ...