Exploring conservation areas on horseback is a great way to get closer to nature. More than 40 different Missouri conservation areas offer trails open to horseback riding. The trails on these conservation areas differ in length and what they offer for riding experiences. Visitors will find everything from trails on grasslands to trails through large tracts of forests and woodlands.
Guidelines for Horseback Riding on MDC Areas
Plan ahead and bring the necessary supplies for you and your horse. Arriving to the trailhead without water or the necessary equipment is an easy way for a trip to be ruined.
Check the Dates
Trails may be closed at various times during the year, especially during firearms deer and spring turkey hunting seasons.