This trail guide serves two purposes:
This guide provides information about publicly-accessible horseback trails within the lower elevations of King County. Riders who wish to take their equine companions on day trips within easy reach of their homes or barns need to know where they can go, and what to expect when they get there, and a trail guide aimed at hikers or bicyclists doesn't always give the information a horseperson would need. The goal of this guide is to provide that information. If there is data missing that you would like to see in this guide, or inaccuracies in the information provided, please let us know.
Future improvements planned for the Trail Guide: photo galleries for each trail; blog-style status updates for each trail; maps for driving directions and for the trails themselves; printer-friendly info pages and maps.
Horseback riders should be especially careful to leave as little impact upon the land as possible, so that public trails and private lands will remain open to us. Some tips:
To ensure continued horse access to trails and public areas, please be considerate of other trail users and follow the basic rules of etiquette. Some of the points below are law, some are just good manners:
For more details on trail rules, see the King County regulations regarding trail use.