EQUESTRIAN TRAIL LOCATIONS
Birch Creek Park at Lake Somerville in somerville, TX (979) 535-7763 is now open to equestrians (they have been closed due to much flood damage from 2017).
Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461. They have 13 miles of multiuse trails, and primitive equestrian campsites at the trailhead. Phone (979) 553-5102; website: tpwd.texas.gov and type in Brazos Bend State Park.
5D Ranch Riding Trails 6536 Joee Lane, Navasota, TX 77868. Their phone is (979) 204-2559; website: 5dranchnavasotatx.com.
7D Ranch 2729 CR 305, Navasota, TX 77868. They have equestrian trails and various options for overnight. Phone (936) 870-5114; website: 7dranchtexas.com.
7iL Ranch in Cat Springs, TX (south of Bellville). Equestrian trails, RV sites, stalls, lots of trails. Phone: (979) 236-5552, website: 7iLranch.com.
Ebenezer State Park, Recreation Road 255, Jasper, TX 75951. RV sites, corrals, trails, etc. Campground inquiries call (409) 384-5716. Website: recreation.gov.
Granger Lake State Park/Corp of Engineers at Willis Creek on CR 346, Taylor, TX. Has equestrian trails, and a few hook-ups (not in real good shape; this is a better day use facility than overnight). Website: tpwd.tex.gov.
Indian Spirit Springs 4342 Dobrovolny Rd, Bryan, TX 77807. Phone is (979) 318-2411 or email: info@IndianSpiritSprings.com.
Lazy F Guest Ranch; 15547 FM 1116, Smiley TX 78159; (210) 391-6378, website: lazyfguestranch.com.
Millican Reserve, 19851 FM 2154, College Station, TX 77845. You will need to get a Conservancy Trail pass for $10/month to ride unlimited amounts of time for each month you sign up for. Go to the website: millicanreserve.com, select the trail pass and sign up. (979) 985-5630.
Nails Creek Park at Lake Somerville; 6280 FM 180, Ledbetter, TX 78946 (979) 289-2392. This park is now open for camping and equestrian use. It is $5/person and $2/equine. They have quite a few nice trails and pens/primitive/RV camping sites available.
Parrie Haynes Ranch 13816 Maxdale Rd., Killeen, TX 76549. Phone (254) 394-0330, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: parriehaynesequestriancenter.com;
Reynold’s Creek Park is a Corp of Engineer facility on the shores of Lake Waco. Some of their trails are driving friendly; there is about 19 miles of trails. Their address is 2885 N. Speegleville RD, Waco, TX 76712; phone: (254) 756-5359; Goggle “Reynold’s Creek Park, Waco, TX” to get information and/or make reservations.
Richards/Raven Equestrian Trail located in the Sam Houston National Forest. This trail just opened up this June. Trailhead is located 14 miles southwest of Huntsville, TX on FM 1791 near Farris Cemetary. Check website: samhoustontrails.org.
Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch, 394 Pleasant Chapel Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612. This facility is west of Bastrop and is suitable for driving also. Has arenas, bunkhouses, pens, RV sites, and trails. Their phone is (512) 304-5880, website: rustyswalnutcreekranch.net.
Six RS Ranch LP, 20081 FM 831, Oakwood, TX. Has RV sites, some stalls, pens, and a guest house. Contact Doris Ann (903) 388-0439 (cell/text) to reserve spots.
T bar S Horse Camp; 6387 FM 2781, Kennard, TX 75847. (832) 928-9584 (cell/text), website: TbarShorsecamp.com. This is a private facility that butts up against the Davy Crockett National Forest. Has RV sites, pens, etc. Lots of trails.
Train Robber Ranch; 2692 Iron Bridge Rd, Rusk, TX 75785. (281) 507-2714. Website: trainrobberranch.com. This facility is ONLY available by renting the WHOLE place. You cannot just show up and camp/ride there. They have a full facility – RV sites, bunkhouse, large house that sleeps a lot of people, stalls, pens, and access to Fairchild State Forest
Alamo River RV Ranch & Campground
Located outside of San Antonio in Von Ormy, Texas. They have miles of secluded wooded dirt trails to explore. If you are camping with your horses, they will be comfortable in one of their corrals. They have lots of other outdoor activities at the park as well!
Bolivar Peninsula Beach
There are stables available across from the beach at Crystal Corral on the peninsula.
Brazos Bend State Park
The 19 primitive equestrian campsites are located at the trailhead of the 13-mile equestrian/multiple-use trail system.
Idle Nook Horse Camp
Privately owned Horse Camp located in Arkansas.
This camp is nestled at the base of Buck Knob Mountain in the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. They have 22 sites with 30 amp electric and water hookups. They also have bunkhouses available!
The equestrian trail heads will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday until further notice. The daily equestrian fee is $12/person. Call before you haul. 800-776-5272
MT Ranch & Horse Camp
Located in beautiful Jasper, Texas.
Located in the Piney Woods of East Texas, MT Ranch borders the beautiful Angelina National Forest, just 15 miles northwest of Jasper and 40 miles southeast of Lufkin. Angelina River and Sam Rayburn Reservoir are just minutes away. Camp provides a shady place for your trailer and horses. Each site has two horse pens, electric and water hookups, and a picnic table. The camp has an open pavilion with conveniences of a picnic area, large utility sink, small refrigerator, restroom, and shower room to help make your camping experience memorable.
Plowman Creek Hopewell Trail
Located on Lake Whitney in Kopperl, Texas. There are ten 30 amp electric and water hookups. The parking is gravel but when backing up to the hookups you can get the back of your trailer on a small patch of grass which is nice because if you tie your horse to the trailer to saddle up he/she does not have to stand on the gravel. There is not much shade for trailer parking at the hookup sites, however, just a few feet away are several trees. There are a total of four large pens, however, the large pens can be divided into smaller pens, making a total of eight small pens. Just a short walk from the equestrian camping area is a mens and women’s restroom and shower facility as well.
Rustic Sky Horse Camp
Located in Melder, Louisiana. It borders the Kisatchie National Forest, which has about 88 miles of available horseback riding trails in addition to roads and multi-use trails. There are currently 38 campsites with electricity and water. 25 of them have sewer and 9 are 50 amp. Amenities include a genuine old west saloon, a cooking / eating pavilion, public restroom, showers, stalls, horse wash bay, round-pen, turn-outs, cabins, rooms and pool, washer/dryer, muck forks, muck wagons & water hoses to stalls.
Rusty Walnut Creek Ranch
Located in Cedar Creek, Texas. The ranch has a bunkhouse, two outside arenas, horse boarding paddocks, a pavilion, two separate 6 mile trails on opposites sides of the ranch for horseback riding. The trails are sandy-soft and shoes are not necessary. Ride down the trails along the creek in the shade of the hundred year old pecan grove that span the creek bottom. Watch for deer, turkey, and other wildlife as you go. Horse pens are available.
Sam Houston National Forest
Located in New Waverly and offers 85 miles of multiple-use trails . The 234 Equestrian Trailhead has no OHV allowed rule. From I-45 follow FM 1375 West for 3.5 miles, turn left onto FS Road 234. Trailhead is located on the left side of the road. (No vault toilet at this trailhead.)
T Bar S Horse Camp
Located in Kennard, Texas at the Davy Crockett National Forest on the Piney Creek Horse Trails. They have 50 miles of equestrian horse trails. There are 16 electrical and water hook-ups avail with two horse pens per site.
Train Robber Ranch
Located in historic Rusk, Texas. They have beautiful shady trails, a 55 stall barn with a bunk room, five 16′ X 16′ pens and four separate pastures, and a 3 bedroom main house. Located on a state forest perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Ride a horse or the train. The Texas Historic Railroad runs through the ranch!
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