Horse Trails in Philadelphia and Its Countryside

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Evansburg State Park

Montgomery County

Park Office Information

610-409-1150

Miles of Trails: 15

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Trail Markings: All crossings along the roads are brown equestrian signs on 4x4 posts.

Horse Camping: No

Riders can also use the right side berm of public roads. A trailhead parking lot for horse trailers is on Skippack Creek Road.
 

French Creek State Park

Chester & Berks Counties

Park Office Information

610-582-9680

Miles of Trails: 8

Horse Camping: No

Horse-shoe Trail:

Marked with yellow blazes. For hikers and horseback riders, this trail touches highlights of the park including Hopewell Lake and Scotts Run Lake. Horse-shoe Trail runs 130 miles from Valley Forge to the Appalachian Trail near Harrisburg. This is

the only equestrian trail in the park Horse-shoe Trail winds through the park and into adjacent lands. Horses are not permitted on other park trails.

 

Green Lane Park

Montgomery County

Park Office Information

215-234-4528

Miles of Trails: 25

Level of Difficulty: Mostly Easy to Moderate

Trail Markings: Marked with wooden posts and color coded as per map.

Horse Camping: Yes

Equestrian access to trails is marked on trail map.

Ten primitive sites available at the equestrian campground. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Covered stalls and well water for horses.

Open April 1st - November 1st.
Cost: $20 per night/site for Montgomery County residents;
$30 per night/site for non-county residents.
Call for reservations.

The equestrian camping lot is also the day-use parking area for the blue and orange trails. Additional day-use parking is located off of Knight Road.

Campground Update (page 30-31 of 2016 trail guide):

The equestrian campground now has electric (2) 110 outlets at each stall.

Marsh Creek State Park

Chester County

Park Office Information

610-458-5119

Miles of Trails: 11.5

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Trail Markings: Color coded by their trail name noted on map.

Horse Camping: No

Bridle trails are multi-use and horse trailer parking are on the west side of the park and have loops of various distances.

 

Nockamixon State Park

Bucks County

Park Office Information:

Miles of Trails: 20

Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Trail Markings: Blazed in yellow

Horse Camping: No

215-529-7300

Horseback riding is permitted on roadsides throughout the park and on the following trails: Quarry, Old Mill, and the trails on the south side of the lake.

 

Trail Update (page 24-25 of Eastern PA trail guide):

Trails are open. The section between Elephant Road and Stover Mill Road was closed earlier this year while the area recovered from logging operations. This trail area is now open.

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Ridley Creek State Park

Delaware County

610.892.3900

 

1023 Sycamore Mills Rd.
Media, PA 19063-4398

Miles of Trails: 4.7

Horse Camping: No

A 4.7-mile trail begins in Picnic Area #8. A parking lot for trailers is at the trailhead.

 

Tyler State Park

Bucks County

Park Office Information:

215-968-2021

Miles of Trails: 10.5

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Trail Markings: Color coded as per map

Horse Camping: No

Trails are multi-use. Riders enjoy many miles of dirt trails on both sides of Neshaminy Creek. Please stay on established trails that are marked with equestrian symbol marker posts. Horseback riding is not permitted in the picnic areas.

Parking for horse trailers is near Number One Lane Trail in the large parking lot across from the craft center. Limited additional parking is available in the lot on PA 332 across from Spring Garden Mill, and at the Schofield Ford Covered Bridge parking lot off of Swamp Road.

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Montgomery County

Park Office Information

Miles of Trails: 17

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Trail Markings: Color coded as per map

Horse Camping: No

610-783-1000

Seventeen miles of designated horse trails are available to riders. In addition, horseback riders may also cross most open fields to link up with other horse trail sections to complete circuit rides. Caution should be used when crossing open areas because of holes and other hazards. To prevent damage to fragile historic resources and unsafe encounters in busy visitor areas, horses are prohibited in picnic areas, the vicinity of historic buildings, and tour stops (historic zones).

Horse trailers may be parked in one of the following areas: the horse trailer area of the main Visitor Center parking lot, the Pawlings Road parking lot, or along the south side of the Walnut Hill access road.

Trail Update - Temporary Trail Closure (page 24-25 of Eastern PA trail guide):

The yellow highlighted section of the Chapel Trail is temporarily closed due to construction. We anticipate it to remain closed until the Summer of 2020.

White Clay Creek Preserve

Chester County

610.274.2900

 

405 Sharpless Rd
Landenberg, PA 19350-0172

Miles of Trails: 8

Horse Camping: No

An 8-mile equestrian trail traverses the entire length of the northern portion of the Preserve.

 

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