There are a few activities that bring up nostalgia and make you feel alive and aligned with nature. Horseback riding is one of them! Come explore the gorgeous Laurel Highlands region in a unique and adventurous way. It’s amazing the perspective you get from the back of these magnificent creatures. Feel the wind in your hair, let your eyes wander to surrounding landscapes, and channel your inner explorer. Read on to discover how to plan the perfect day of horseback riding in the Laurel Highlands. Then, experience our state like a local with our free Vacation Guide! You’ll learn where to find the top restaurants, shops, museums, events, outdoor activities, and more.
Here Are the Top 4 Places for Horseback Riding in the Laurel Highlands
Find Your Laurel Highlands Horse
The first step to spending a perfect day horseback riding in the countryside, is to actually find a horse. The Laurel Highlands offers numerous stables where you can take lessons with professional riders or enjoy a guided ride on the gorgeous surrounding trails. Here are two of our favorites!
Mountain Laurel Riding Stables
Mountain Laurel Riding Stables offers a great experience for beginners and skilled riders alike. They have a variety of trails, both public and private, on which riders can experience the beauty of the country while living an unforgettable adventure. Rides are 35 to 45 minutes long and cost $37 on public trails and $65 for private ones.
Mountain Creek Riding Stable
This fabulous, 45-minute trail ride is perfect for any level! Mountain Creek Riding Stable is a great place for you and your loved ones. You can ride through the woods, marvel at the wildlife around you, and pass along the stream with delicate sounds that will soothe your soul.
Where to Find the Perfect Background for Your Horseback Riding Adventure
The Laurel Highlands is filled with jaw-dropping spots that are worth seeing. You can ride on a horse or hike in our various state parks and soak in the scenery. Don’t forget to bring your camera as you visit two of the most popular parks in the area!
Forbes State Forest
Forbes State Forest is by far the most popular park in the Laurel Highlands. Its 60,000 acres of land offer unique natural features that make for the perfect horseback riding adventure. Indeed, with more than 300 miles of trails, it gives you endless opportunities! The forest is also home to some staple features, such as Mount Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania, Spruce Flats Bog, the Roaring Run Natural Area, and the Quebec Run Wild Area.
Linn Run State Park
Linn Run State Park also offers spectacular views for your excursion, especially on the Adams Falls Trail! Pass by marvelous waterfalls, rhododendron and hemlock and even find a peaceful, mountainside oasis!
Reconnect With Nature at Oak Lodge
After your horseback riding adventure in the Laurel Highlands, come back to Oak Lodge! Our beautiful inn is nestled in the hills and makes for the perfect weekend escape in the countryside. Find some inner peace and serenity while enjoying our modern amenities and let the charm of our Pennsylvania inn wash away your stress!
Browse our accommodations today to find your perfect room! We offer a variety of options you are sure to love. If you want the ultimate nature experience, we recommend one of our cabins! Picture yourself snuggling up in a cozy blanket, drinking a glass of Pennsylvania wine by the fireplace. You can relax your muscles in a warm bath and fall asleep in the luxurious king bed! Wake up the next morning to the sounds of the forest outside your window and enjoy our delicious homemade breakfast.