HORSEBACK RIDING
There are 65 miles of trail developed specifically for horse use. The trails run through the National Forest from Natural Bridge. There are trailheads along the way with plenty of room for parking and tacking up. Bring your own horse. Call the U.S. Forest Service Glenwood Ranger District for more information 540-291-2188.

Horseback Riding Trail Access
Balcony Falls Trail - 4.1 miles long; elevation change 800 feet to 2250 feet. To reach the trail from Lexington take I-81 south. Take exit #180 and follow Rt. 11 south to Natural Bridge. Follow Rt. 130 east for 3 miles. Turn right on Rt. 759 and turn left on Rt. 782. Go .7 mile to the parking area. This trail ends where it joins an old fire road, which is the Sulphur Spring Trail.

Sulphur Spring Trail - 6.6 miles long; elevation change 1425 feet to 2600 feet. To reach the trail from Lexington take I-81 south. Take exit #180 and follow Rt. 11 south to Natural Bridge. Follow Rt. 130 east for 3 miles. Turn right on Rt. 759 for 3 miles and then turn left on Rt. 781. This trail ends where Balcony Falls Trail begins.

Piney Ridge Trail - 3.5 miles long; elevation change 900 feet to 2450 feet. To reach the trail from Lexington take I-81 south. Take exit #180 and follow Rt. 11 south to Natural Bridge. Follow Rt. 130 east to Glasgow. Take Rt. 501 north. Turn left on FS Road 54 (west), a gravel road. Go .6 mile, bear right (uphill) onto a gravel logging road. Trailhead parking is 500 feet up the logging road. This trail ends at the intersection of Sulphur Springs Trail.

Outfitters
Tish Vest Horseback Riding - 540-570-3718




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