Horseback Riding






Forest County is home to two designated equestrian trails: Otter Springs Trail and Bailey Lake Equestrian Trail.

Langlade County offers four trails: Evergreen Horse Trail, Crocker Hills Horse Trail, Moccasin Lake Horseback Riding Trail and the Popple Ridge 9-Mile Horseback Riding Trail.

Horseback riders will find trails in Lincoln County’s Underdown Recreation Area.

All Oneida County Forest trails are open to horseback riding.

The Vilas County Equestrian trail system provides over 16 miles of equestrian trails via three loops for riders of all abilities. These trails wind through rolling hills which features mature natural stands of red and white pine as well as aspen, oak and spruce. Day parking for equestrian trailers is located near the River Road Equestrian Campground, which directly accesses the Torch Lake Equestrian Loop.

The River Road Equestrian Campground, just southwest of Conover, is close to the northern equestrian trailhead.

The Torch Lake Equestrian Loop (about 4 miles) connects via a 3.35 mile corridor (which crosses Highway 45) to the Ski Hill Equestrian Loop (about 3.65) miles. There is a parking area at each loop which can accommodate horse trailers; however, camping is only permitted at the River Road Equestrian Campground.

The River Road Equestrian Campground, operated by the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Department, is located about 3 miles south of Conover off Highway 45 and has approximately 6 sites (independent camping units only) on a first come, first served basis. Contact Vilas County Forestry at 715-479-5160 for more campground information. View the River Road Equestrian Campground map.

Horseback riding is a great way to see the beauty of the Northwoods. Plan your Northwoods horseback riding adventure today.