With quarantine sanctions slowly being lifted, it’s the perfect time to explore the beauty of the outdoors. Take in all that The Natural State has to offer with these equestrian trails and more. Your adventure awaits.

Equestrian Trails

Bench Trail,  Mt. Nebo State Park

This is a nice beginner trail with easy access and beautiful views.

Difficulty level: Easy

Distance: 4 miles

Time: 3 hours hiking time


16728 West State Hwy 155, Dardanelle

For more information, visit their website.

Butterfield Hiking Trail, Devil’s Den State Park

This trail offers scenic sunsets for the experienced hiker.

Difficulty level: Advanced

Distance: 15 miles

Time: 12 hours - overnight


11333 West Arkansas Hwy 74, West Fork

For more information, visit their website

Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail, Mt. Magazine State Park

Horseback riding, mountain biking and backpacking are available on this multi-use trail.

Difficulty level: Moderate - Advanced

Distance: 34 miles

Time: Trail times may vary


16878 AR-309, Paris 

For more information, visit their website

Arkansas Riding Stables

Offers guided tours and trails.

Difficulty level: Easy

Time: 2 hours


2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck

For more information, visit their website.

Mountain Harbor Riding Stable

This family-owned and operated stable offers unique carriage rides.


722 Mountain Harbor Rd

Mount Ida, AR 71957

For more information, visit their website.

Private lessons

Hearts and Hooves

Offers therapeutic riding, equine facilitated learning and recreational lessons.


2308 Kellogg Acres Road, Sherwood  

For more information, visit their website

Pinnacle Valley Farm

Come for private lessons, boarding and training.

Where: 6800 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock

For more information, visit their website

Wofford Ranch

Specializes in children’s lessons and birthday parties.


38 Green Meadows Drive, Vilonia

For more information, visit their website

Before You Go Safety Tips 

Arrive early. If this is your first visit, plan to check in at least 15 minutes before your ride so you can have a chance to meet your instructor and riding horse. 

Wear protective clothing. This should include closed-toe shoes, a helmet and clothing to protect you from chafing and elements of the environment such as poisonous trees, bug bits or scraps and falls that can occur.

Use caution. Remember to be mindful to use designated equestrian areas only when riding. Also, follow the rules of the trail, being careful not to gallop, race or startle your horse or other horses on the trail. 

Have fun and enjoy the views!