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Horseback Riding at Ricketts Glen State Park

12.5-mile loop

Equestrian riders may enjoy taking a 12.5-mile loop by riding:

  • Cherry Run Trail
  • Mountain Springs Road
  • Mountain Springs Trail

Sights to see include:

  • Old railroad grades
  • Dry lake bed of Mountain Springs Lake (formerly used to make ice)
  • Old concrete dam once used to hold back Lake Leigh (now a dry lake)

Riders must bring their own mounts.

Horses cannot be rented.

Cherry Run Trail

4.6 miles

Near the Lake Leigh dam is access to Cherry Run Trail, where riders will pass through groves of cherry trees and view evidence of the old logging railroads that passed through this area more than 100 years ago. Riders can connect to Mountain Springs Trail by traveling 3.5 miles on Mountain Springs Road.

Mountain Springs Trail

4 miles

Heading off of the beaten path, this trail takes riders on a four-mile hike past the old Lake Leigh Dam and down the south branch of Bowmans Creek to the former Mountain Springs Lake, which is now a dry lake bed. Riders can connect to Cherry Run Trail by traveling 3.5 miles on Mountain Springs Road.