Horseback Riding

When it's time to saddle up, the Pennsylvania Wilds region have many equestrian trails that riders love and come back to every year.

The Pennsylvania Wilds with its natural, scenic beauty is the perfect setting for a trail ride any time of the year. Spring, summer, winter or fall, the gently rolling woodlands offer a refreshing change for the horseback riding enthusiast. State parks maintain several bridle trails available for public use. Each trail is unique. The geological, biological and cultural histories combine to create a story of the various areas.


Tiadaghton State Forest

423 East Central Avenue Williamsport PA 17702

(570) 327-3450 |

Tiadaghton State Forest is approximately 147,000 acres. Fish, hunt, hike, bike, or enjoy floating or kayaking in Pine Creek, the largest tributary of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, which flows through the forest. 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. The Black Forest Trail is a 42.1 mile loop trail in the northwest corner of Lycoming County near the village of Slate Run. This rugged trail has many vistas. This forest offers some of the richest and most varied hiking in the state, including the Pine Creek Rail Trail, the Golden Eagle Trail, the Black Forest Trail, a portion of the Mid State Trail, and the Bob Webber Trail. Primitive campers spending no more than one night at a campsite typically do not need a camping permit, with certain exceptions. Primitive camping is carry in, carry out. Trails not designated as State Forest Hiking Trails are open to mountain biking and horseback riding. Contact the district office for trail information, maps, self-guiding brochures and for camping permit information.

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