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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding with The Crosspatch
Horseback riding with The Crosspatch

The Enchanted Mountains of Western New York offers year 'round riding opportunities with riding clubs, events at equestrian centers and miles of trails if you choose to bring your own equine friend. There are over 85 miles of trails for you and your horse to meander on.

Most of the Equestrian Trails:

Check out the following:


Pat McGee Trail

You can hikebikeride a snowmobile or ride horse on the Pat McGee Trail. This mile multi-purpose 12.2 trail will grow to be a county-wide system but at this time it connects 7 municipalities together (from the Village of Cattaraugus to the City of Salamanca).

Little Valley Riders Club Trails


All levels, from beginner to advanced trail riders.


Varies from easy to moderate to rocky.


There are maps to promote trail riding on your own, in loops of 1, 2, or 3 hours; and for the more adventurous, you can ride all day.


24 camper spots available with hook-ups and 50+ spots without hook-ups, call (716) 969-7390 for reservations.


Large area available for all types of parking.

Allegany State Park Trails

Allegany State Park has many beautiful trails that you can hike, bike, cross-country ski, rollerblade, ride horseback, mountain bike, snowmobile and more. Most of the trails are used throughout the entire year such as the groomed snowmobile trails that double as horseback riding trails in the summer.

Allegany State Park Equestrian 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.


Good footing for horses throughout woodland settings.


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