Horseback riding is another activity which is enjoyed in many parts of the country, and is especially popular in western regions of the United States. Riding is not permitted in all parks and wilderness areas, however. Check with a park’s information center or headquarters regarding regulations and the availability of suitable trails.
In many parks and forests you’ll find bridle paths or equestrian trails for horseback riding. Other paths or old roads may usually be used as well. In addition, many hiking trails in the western United States are open to horses, which is much less frequently permitted in the eastern states.
Sometimes corrals or hitching posts will be situated next to good potential campsites, shelters, or other accommodations. Horse rentals are often available near or adjacent to a park, and occasionally you’ll find them right within park boundaries.
Horses can have a major impact on the wilderness environment. Care must be taken to assure that your horse doesn’t damage trees (which can happen when horses are tied to them), graze freely on wild plants, tear up the earth, or foul water sources.
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