Allegany State Park Equestrian Trails

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Alice and Horse on the trail at Allegany State Park

Trails:

Allegany State Park has set aside 55 miles of trails spread out on 65,000 acres, specifically for summertime equestrian use. The horse trails are on a series of interconnecting loop trails that utilize gravel park roads, abandoned town roads and abandoned railroad rights-of-way. You will ride on hillside, rolling and level trails.

Footing:

Good footing for horses throughout woodland settings.

Markings:

There is an informative free horse trail map that can be obtained in the park rental offices.

Camping:

A primitive horse camping area in the Red House area is available, if you would like to extend your stay, (Call 716-354-9121) and in the Quaker Area, cabins are available where you can have horses (call 716-354 2182).

Parking:

Day parking areas are available at the intersection of ASP Rte 1 and France Brook Road in the center of the park and at the Bradford Pa. entrance in the Quaker area near the Pennsylvania State line.

 

There are sites for self-contained trailers and 3 sets of 4 horse stalls with water available. They do require current coggins and suggest horses have their rabies vaccination. For reservations at the horse camp, please call (716) 354-9101 ext. 259.

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Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

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