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Year of the Trail North Carolinia (2023)


@astctour Twitter List on Horseback

Our YouTube Playlist on Horseback

Please see our Trail Crew/s formation thread to help with Trails

This US Forest Service Interactive map has opportunities for horseback riding. use the map to zoom into our region.

Learn about the National Forest System System Trails.


Western NC

Year of the Trail North Carolinia (2023)

Elk Mountain Riding Company

VX3 Trail Rides (Blowing Rock)

Northeastern TN


Heart of Appalachia

Cranes Nest Trail Flickr (Album) Clintwood)

Scott County Regional Horse Association

Russell Fork Trail CRDRT

!Note:  Many portions of this 10 mile trail is not suitable for riding on a horse!

 Poor signage, please study up on the links below! (July 2021)    

     Breaks Interstate Park to Bartlick

     Haysi to Bartlick

     Splashdam Mine Pass

ASTC Report:

1/5.  Haysi to Splashdam Mine Pass.  (Suited for Hiking, Biking, and Horses)

2/5.  Splashdam Mine Pass Loop.  (Suited for Hiking with tick prevention). 

3/5.  Down to Bartlick.   (Really steep, very poor signage, only for hiking)

4/5.  Bartlick to the Top. (Really steep climb).

5/5.  Top to the 80.  (Ok for biking and horse, poor signage)

Blue Ridge Highlands

Cliffview Trading Post  (New River Valley)


Virginia Mountains

Western Ways (Roanoke)

Equestrian Groups near Roanoke

Amethyst Acres (Botetourt County)

Mark and Deb are dedicated to providing a flexible, professional, customer oriented environment, focused on helping clients achieve their breeding or training goals, or just having fun with their horse.

Southern Shenandoah Valley

Virginia Horse Center Foundation (Lexington)

West Central Virginia

West Southern Virginia

Southern WV

Greenbrier River Trail (Prestonsburg)

Pipestem Adventures (next to Pipestem Resort State Park, northeast of Princeton)

Eastern KY

The Kentucky Wildlands


Sugarcamp Mountain Trails (Prestonsburg)

Prestonsburg Tourism page

The Stables at Creekside Glen

Lick Creek Trail (Southern Pike County) CRDRT

Pikeville Horse Trails & Tours CRDRT

Climax Horse Camp

Red Hill Horse Camp

The Appalachian Horse Project

Triple R Ranch Outfitters (They offer guides, but you must bring your own horse)

Tygarts State Forest


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