​4 Top Horse Trails Near Dallas

Whether you’re enjoying a full-on vacation or simply escaping for a weekend, there’s no better way to relax than to hop on the back of an equine friend. If you live in the Dallas area and are wondering about the best ways to enjoy some horsey company in beautiful surroundings, we invite you to explore four of our favorite horse trails, or just come on down to Southfork Ranch, the most famous of its kind anywhere in the world.

Without further ado, our top winners for Dallas-area horse trails!

1. Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Looking for somewhere to keep your own horses for a while? Ray Roberts Lake State Park offers equestrian facilities for both day and overnight stabling, so you can enjoy the 12 miles of horse-friendly trails as well as Blue Stem Grove, which houses 14 different campsites, all of them able to host horses.

2. Fort Richardson State Park
History buff? Enjoy some trail riding in addition to a tour of Fort Richardson. There’s space for picnics and swimming, as well as 10 miles of trail to explore, all about 90 miles from Dallas.

3. Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway
Only 45 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway offers 12 miles of horse trails through good old-fashioned Texas country. See green hills and ancient grasslands, and be sure to wear your sun gear, as this is definitely a ride for heat-lovers.

4. Dinosaur Valley
Can’t decide between your love of horses and your adoration of dinosaurs? Now you don’t have to. At Dinosaur Valley State Park, you can ride your horses out along the Paluxy River and view the famous dinosaur tracks embedded in its banks. With more than 100 acres for equestrian use and only an hour and a half away from DFW, this is a perfect day trip.

We invite you to come learn more about us and our trail ride packages to maximize your equestrian enjoyment. We’ll take you through the basics of riding, then treat you to a trail ride as well as a tour of Ewing Mansion, lunch and a Ranch RoundUp Gift Shop credit. Ready to find out more today? Simply give us a call and a member of our friendly team will get right back to you. It’s time to stop planning and start riding, so don’t wait!
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