Equestrian Trails

This is a list of all the Equestrian Trails in the State of Kansas.

Bluestem - Sand Hills State Park

  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.358 W97 50.609

Boulder Bluff Horse Trail - El Dorado State Park

  • Trail Season: Open Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 12 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N37 53.362 W96 48.555
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    Trail is a scenic stroll through the Flint Hills along the shoreline of El Dorado Lake. An equestrian campground is available in Boulder Bluff Area 1.


Cottonwood trail - Sand Hills State Park

  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.672 W97 51.101

Crystal Trail - Milford State Park

  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 2.09999990463257 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 06.970 W96 53.310

Dune trail - Sand Hills State Park

  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.17000007629395 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 06.936 W97 51.502

Eagle Ridge Trail - Milford State Park

  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 8 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 06.014 W96 54.429

Equestrian Trails - Perry State Park

  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 25 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N 39° 09.036' W 095° 29.718'
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    The equestrian trails wind through upland forest habitat allowing many opportunities for viewing wildlife and colorful vegitation. The trails start and end in Perry State Park but some of the trail traverses across the COE Rock Creek public use area.


Horse Trail - Eisenhower State Park

  • Trail Season: Year Round
  • Length of Trail: 20 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 31.594 W95 45.379

  • Trail Season: Feb. 1st thru Oct. 31st
  • Length of Trail: 8.30000019073486 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 39.321' W098 00.100'
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    These two trails form an 8.3 mile loop across pastures, through canyons, trees and along creeks. There are two minor water crossings. This portion of the trails is easy to moderate in difficulty. There are two short cuts which will make the distance of the loop 5.5 miles. Use caution when traveling this far from the trailheads; there is no short or easy way back once you get to the Alum Creek Trails.


  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 5.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 39.321' W098 00.100'
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    Two sections of the trail system, referred to as the Horsethief Canyon trails, connect the Rockin' K Trails to the Prairie Trails. The orange Horsethief Canyon Trail is one of the more difficult trails in the trail system. It has three relatively easy water crossings, but the trail is narrow in spots and goes in and out of rocky canyons. The blue Horsethief Canyon Trail is short and easy but has three water crossings that can present a challenge. These crossings can be very deep.


  • Trail Season: Feb. 1st thru Oct. 31st
  • Length of Trail: 6 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 39.321 W098 00.100
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    Two trails, which are referred to as the Prairie Trails, connect the Horsethief Canyon Trails to the Alum Creek Trails. These trails are easy to moderate in difficulty with one common water crossing, and a short cut. The Prairie Trails will take you to Red Rocks Canyon, a breathtaking Kansas Canyon lined with red sandstone.


  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 4 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 39.321' W098 00.100'
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    Two 2 mile sections of the trail system are called the Rockin' K Trails. This section of the trails connect the Rockin' K Horse Campground and the Rockwall Campground to the the main trail system. These are relatively easy trails.


Pipeline Trail - Milford State Park

  • Trail Season: All Year
  • Length of Trail: 0.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 06.598 W96 53.828

Pond trail - Sand Hills State Park

  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.5 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.474 W97 50.313

Prairie trail - Sand Hills State Park

  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 1.89999997615814 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.458 W97 51.206

Randolph Equestrian Trail - Tuttle Creek State Park

  • Trail Season: year around
  • Length of Trail: 13 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N39 25.537 W96 42.732'
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    Encompasses a wide variety of terrain offering views of the flint hills, the lake and wildlife.


Rock Creek Horse Trail - Clinton Wildlife Area

  • Trail Season: April through September
  • Length of Trail: 10 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Horse Riding
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 53.445 W 95 22.601
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    Horse trail is open seasonally and is located on southeast side of Rock Creek arm of lake. Trail head is in Rockhaven Park.

    Camping can be found at Corps of Engineers Rockhaven Park


Saddle Ridge Trails - Hillsdale State Park

  • Trail Season: Year-around
  • Length of Trail: 49 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is camping located near the trail
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 40.145 W94 53.649
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    You can hike, bike, or many enjoy riding their horses starting at the Saddle Ridge Horse Camp area. You can observe native plants, the view of the lake in some places, and may even see some native wildlife. There are four different loops of trail systems: NW blue trail, SE red trail, SW red trail, and the Outlet blut loop. Vehicle permits are required for entry.


Tallgrass - Sand Hills State Park

  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 07.079 W97 50.033

Woodland trail - Sand Hills State Park

  • Trail Season: year round
  • Length of Trail: 2.20000004768372 mile(s)
  • Trail Activities: Walking, Horse Riding, Mt. Biking
  • There is a permit required on the trail
  • Location of Start: N38 06.948 W97 51.806