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There’s nothing quite like escaping the hustle and bustle of modern life to enjoy the natural beauty of the Ozarks. We’re so lucky to be surrounded on all sides by sprawling hills and wooded areas to explore. For riders, it’s an embarrassment of riches. There are so many trails to ride in the Ozarks that you could go riding for decades and never ride the same on twice. If you’re looking for a new spot to take your trusty steed, check out some of the best places to go horseback riding in the Ozarks!
2810 Cloud 9 Dr
Caulfield, Missouri 65626
760 Highway 134
Brumley, Missouri 67017
People come in from all over the state and well beyond to experience the Show-Me Trail. It’s billed as the place where the blacktop ends and the trail begins and that’s truth in advertising! They can accomodate any experience level. They even offer pony rides for youngsters who are looking for their first experience on horseback. For the explorers, there’s a bunch of different options to choose from. You can take a party of up to six on guided tours with everything you need provided for you. There are tours from 30 minutes up to 3 hours. It’s a great place to take your family and enjoy the outdoors.
Alpena, Arkansas 72611
Less than an hour from Branson and less than an hour from Eureka Springs, Rockin’ Z Ranch is a perfect place for a weekend riding excursion for folks from the Springfield area. Bring your own horses or rent one from their stables for $20/hour. Stay in a cozy cabin after a fun day of exploring trails. There are 700 acres of Ozark Mountain countryside to see. Plus, there’s so much to do! Guests can check out the caves on site, go on a wagon ride, go fishing and hiking. There’s something for everyone who loves the outdoors!
Lampe, Missouri 65681
If you’ve lived in the area for very long, you’ve no doubt heard someone talk about Dogwood Canyon. It’s one of the most stunningly beautiful nature areas in the state, drawing in thousands of visitors every year. It’s the brainchild of Bass Pro mogul Johnny Morris, so you know it’s gonna be big, bold and memorable. Everyone can explore the grounds of this 10,000 acre paradise, but only riders can enjoy the ridges and hollows along Little Indian Creek. You can experience the nature at Dogwood Canyon like the early settlers on one hour tours and the little ones can learn the ropes on Little Indian tours. Plus, there are a ton of other activities. There’s biking, fishing, segway tours, wood carving demos, stone age survival skills classes, trailside science courses and plenty more!
420 County Rd 831
Black, Missouri 63625
Smack dab in the middle of the Mark Twain National Forest lies Brushy Creek Resort. It’s a perfect place for a western adventure. With more than 150 miles of horse riding trails, it’s one of the largest areas for equine trips in the area. It’s also just minutes away from the Elephant Rocks and Johnson Shut-Ins State Park. They’ve got cabins for rent, places to swim and a sweet restaurant on the grounds call “Trail’s End.”
HC 71 Box 163
Ava, Missouri 65608
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