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Horseback Riding and Trails in Oregon

Ride a horse during your vacation in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. Saddle up for horseback riding near Portland in arenas, at farms, along trails or in wilderness. Make it a custom horse riding vacation in Oregon or simply have your questions about what to do on a horse around Mt. Hood answered – we have information about riding horses in Oregon here. Take a summer horse camp close to Portland or sign up for horseback riding lessons to refine your equestrian skills. Plan a high adventure with your horse on Mt. Hood, and stay at horseback riding campgrounds.

Ride horses all over Mt. Hood Territory and just outside of Portland, including horse trails in Table Rock Wilderness, Mt. Hood National Forest, Molalla River Recreation Corridor and Milo McIver and Tryon Creek State Parks. Go for a trot or canter at one of many indoor or outdoor riding arenas. Explore the farmland acreage on horseback along equestrian center trails.

If you’re looking for a trail ride, a Hunter-Jumper event or quick lessons, Oregon Horse Country can connect you to the right place to do whatever you want on horseback. If you’re interests are focused on Mt. Hood National Forest, get in touch with the Zigzag Ranger District for information and access to horseback riding trails.

A number of equestrian centers provide horseback riding lessons, horse camps, and youth summer riding camps.  Most have indoor and outdoor riding arena so you can be on a horse any time of the year. And if you’re interested in having horses be a part of your special day, many locations are happy to work with you on parties and events.

May through October, ride into Joe Graham Horse Camp near Timothy Lake at 3,400’,outfitted with corrals and hitching posts. Find your way to Riley Horse Camp on the western flanks of Mt. Hood with corrals and bridle trails near the Wild and Scenic Sandy River on Lost Creek.