Horseback Riding

Humboldt Redwoods State Park offers some of the most spectacular riding trails in the state, which makes the park quite popular with equestrians. People have been riding in the park since the early 1970s, and equestrians continue to enjoy this activity today. Unfortunately the park does not have riding stables or offer guided trail rides.

Equestrians are welcome to ride on trails designated as hiking/equestrian as well as multi-use trails. Horse watering troughs are available at several locations along the park's trails.

Many equestrians begin their ride from Cuneo Creek Horse Camp, which offers access to several trails. Cuneo Creek offers horse camping as well as a day use area. Visitors can access Indian Orchard Trail or the Homestead Trail directly from Cuneo Creek. These trails offer connections to other trails in the park for a longer ride. See the trail map for more detailed information.

Other popular access points along Mattole Road include Grasshoppper Multi-Use Trail, Look Prairie Multi-Use Trail, and Blue Slide day use area. The turnout adjacent to Grasshopper Multi-Use Trail and Blue Slide day use area offer ample parking for horse trailers.