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Horse Trails and Horse Camps in Illinois | TrailMeister

Trail Name Trail Miles Nearby City Rating Activities Amenities  
Argyle Lake State Park 7 Mi. Macomb, IL --  
Big River State Forest 68 Mi. Keithsburg, IL --  
Blake Lowry Horse Camp 25 Mi. Litchfield, IL 100%  
Camp Cadiz 25 Mi. Harrisburg, IL --  
Campton Forest Preserve 6.75 Mi. Saint Charles, IL --  
Ferne Clyffe State Park 15 Mi. Marion, IL --  
Franklin Creek State Natural Area 12 Mi. Franklin Grove, IL --  
Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve 6 Mi. Chicago, IL --  
Green River State Wildlife Area 10 Mi. Harmon, IL --  
Hennepin Canal State Trail 73 Mi. Sheffield, IL --  
Jim Edgar Panther Creek - Questing Hills Camp 52 Mi. Petersburg, IL --  
Jubilee College State Park 25 Mi. Brimfield, IL --  
Lake Le-Aqua-Ne State Park 8 Mi. Lena, IL --  
Loud Thunder Forest Preserve 12 Mi. Illinois City, IL --  
Messenger Marsh 4 Mi. Joliet, IL --  
Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area 35 Mi. Danville, IL --  
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 20 Mi. Ellwood, IL --  
Morrison-Rockwood State Park 14 Mi. Morrison, IL --  
Oak Ridge Preserve 5 Mi. Rockford, IL --  
Randolph County State Recreation Area 12 Mi. Chester, IL --  
Rock Cut State Park 14 Mi. Rockford, IL --  
Sand Creek Conservation Area 7.5 Mi. Decatur, IL --  
Sand Ridge State Forest 50 Mi. Peoria, IL --  
Seward Bluffs Preserve 8 Mi. Rockford, IL --  
Shenandoah Riding Center 40 Mi. Galena, IL --  
Siloam Springs State Park 23 Mi. Quincy, IL --  
Spring Creek Greenway Trail 8 Mi. Joliet, IL --  
Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife Area 30 Mi. Rushville, IL --  
Wolf Creek State Park 15 Mi. Windsor, IL --  

TrailMeister is the Illinois horse trails and camp guide to horse riding trails and horse camps. From trailheads in the high country, to state parks, county parks, bridle trails, and wilderness areas, we’ve got your trail ride listed.  Need a trail map? We’ve got them as well as; photos, reviews, trail maps, horse trailer driving directions, videos, and tips! You can search for trailheads, campsites, and campgrounds by state, zipcode, or even if they have a corral or stall for your horse!

Get out of the arena, into the wildflowers, cross the streams and through the woods to breathtaking vistas, lakes, and mountain trails. You’ll love horseback trail riding and horse camping in Illinois.

Trot over to our Illinois Horse Trails search page to find the scenic bridle path or equestrian trail of your dreams in Illinois.

Canter to our Tips page for horsemanship and etiquette tips to help make your horseback trail rides even better. So load that horse trailer.

Gallop to the videos page and ride along with us as we overnight around the campfire near a quiet mountain trail at backcountry horse camp, surrounded by spectacular scenery.

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