Horse Trails in Pittsburgh & Its Countryside

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Bradys Run County Park

Beaver County

Park Office Information:

724.770.2060

Miles of Marked Trails:  Approx. 10

Level of Difficulty:  South side is moderate, north side is fairly steep - difficult.

Horse Camping: No

Park is open from daybreak to sundown.

All trails are multi-use and are shared with hikers and mountain bikers. Please be courteous.

 

Horse Arena

The Horse Arena is located in Bradys Run Park, adjacent to the Bradys Run Park Recreation Facility. Reservations can be made through the Beaver County Recreation & Tourism Department at 724-770-2060. Open scheduling is available while weather permits. The rental fee is $125 per day and includes the use of Shelters #2 & #3.

Brush Creek County Park

Beaver County

Park Office Information:

724.770.2060

Miles of Marked Trails:  4.3

Horse Camping: No

All trails are multi-use trails and are shared with hikers and mountain bikers. The East and West trails are recommended.

 

Crooked Creek Horse Park

Armstrong County

Contact Information:

724.333.2988

Miles of Marked Trails:  35-40

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate to difficult

Horse Camping: Yes

Two long loops consist of about 18 and 35 miles and several  smaller loops. You will encounter short hills, plenty of water crossings and a variety of footing along the way.  Our trails are challenging for the experienced riders but  not too difficult for the novice riders. There are no horses available for rent.
Camping is available in the horse park.  There are full hook-up sites and primitive camping available. The park also has restrooms with showers. Stalls are also available.
If you plan to camp, there are certain weekends where a larger show may be scheduled and you would need to contact the show manager for campsite and horse stall availability - call 724.333.2988 or email crookedcreekfarm@outlook.com.   An Information Booth is located at the end of the entrance driveway to the park.

Primitive Camping is also available at the McAninch Trail Head.
Currently use of the trail head is free, however improvements are expected to be made to the trail head location in early 2017.  Once these improvements are made, rules and rates will be established for its use.  Please check website before using the trail head.

Deer Lakes Park

Allegheny County

Park Office Information:

412.350.4760

Miles of Marked Trails:  13

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate

Horse Camping: No

Trails are multi-use and blazed on trees corresponding to the trail map.

Mingo Creek County Park

Washington County

Park Office Information:

724.228.6867

Miles of Marked Trails:  16.1

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate

Horse Camping: No

Day-Use Parking is available at both East and West entrances. You will see a brown sign that says Horse Trailer Parking.

The west entrance is recommended.

Equestrian trails are marked with orange diamonds, yellow and blue blazes as per map. Horses are permitted only on and in designated trails and areas.

Saddle tag permits are required and must be obtained in advance. Permits are free and are valid for the calendar year.  To obtain application, go to the Washington County website -  http://www.co.washington.pa.us/index.aspx - click on Departments, then Parks & Recreation.   Click on Parks Shelter Rental Application.

Moraine State Park

Butler County

Park Office Information:

724.368.8811

Miles of Marked Trails:  25

Level of Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate

Horse Camping: No

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Equestrian trails are located in the southwest and east sides of the park. Trails are now marked with a red blaze (2” x 6”). Riding is limited to designated trails and roadsides throughout the park. Day use only.

Trail Updates (page 6-7 of 2016 trail guide):

All equestrian trails are now blazed in red and numbered. Thank you to a local equestrian group - National Horse Lovers Association, who created the numbering system for the two equestrian areas. Trails are numbered via carsonite posts at trailheads and intersections for wayfinding purposes.  Please support and thank this local group!

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Raccoon Creek State Park

Beaver County

Park Office Information:

724.899.2200

Miles of Marked Trails:  16

Level of Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate

Horse Camping: No

Multi-use trails and roads provide horseback riders with an extensive bridle trail system. The equestrian trailhead parking lot is along PA 168 on the western border of the park. Access to the trail system is from the parking lot via the Appaloosa Spur Trail. 

 

Horse camping is available at Palomino Ranch which is adjacent to Raccoon Creek State Park.  

Directions to Trailhead Update (page 10-11 of 2016 trail guide):

PA-60 is now Interstate 376.

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