One of the most exciting ways in which to discover and explore the natural beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is through horseback riding. When atop your steed, you’ll be able travel to the far ends of the National Park, and really take in all of the breathtaking views and sights.

When people come to visit Cuyahoga Valley, and want to enjoy the incredible horse riding opportunities, they’ll be happy to know that there are many different choices for all types of riders.

Cuyahoga Valley, has many trails. They vary in range of distance, from 1 to 12 miles. The length of time it takes to cover each trail, spans from 1.5 to 5 hours. Of course, these times are if a person is doing a limited amount of sightseeing, and primarily riding the entire time. If a person chooses to alight the horse and relax, and just take in the beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one is encouraged to do so.

Some of the trails are easier than others and cater to beginners. There are also several moderate and difficult trails that are suitable for more experienced riders.

Not every trail that’s found in the park, is allowed to be rode on. There are specially marked signs and trails that allow horse access.

Unfortunately, there are no on site horse rentals, so one must come to the park with their horse in tow. There are specific parking areas that are made for horse trailer use. They are very wide, so as to allow the easiest maneuvering ability. The most common place that people park their trailers is, the Station Road parking lot.

Here are few examples of the excellent horse trails found in Cuyahoga Valley.

Tabletop Trail

This is a short trail that takes about 30 minutes to complete. It’s ideal for a beginning equestrian student. One can access it from the Wetmore Trail.

Valley Trail

This is a very long trail, that spans nearly 12 miles. Someone with alot of experience will find the Valley Trail very enjoyable. However, even someone with even little experience can have a great ride, in spite of the length of the trail. It does take over four hours to complete, so take that into account when planning your excursion. This trail can also be picked up along the Wetmore Trail.