The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region has horse friendly private stables, ranches, guides, campgrounds and even a horse-friendly bed & breakfast along with hundreds of miles of equestrian trails to enjoy within the Allegheny National Forest and our state parks and forests.

The Spring Creek Trail in the ANF near Marienville enables riders to explore 40 miles of trail through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Keystone State.

In the heart of Pennsylvania’s wild elk country, is the Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail in Elk and Cameron counties. It is a 26 mile trail through the 200,000 acre Elk State Forest offering a chance to ride stunningly beautiful country with abundant wildlife including the chance to see an elk!

The Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette offers guests a unique way to experience the wild elk herd, horse-drawn wagon and sleigh rides. Call ahead for reservations.

Private stables near Cook Forest State Park offer trail rides, which are a great way to explore the Wild & Scenic Clarion River valley and the park known for its old growth forests with giant 350-year-old trees.

Each July, the Flying W Ranch in Kellettville hosts the Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo with bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and women’s barrel racing.

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