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  • Metolius River Loop

    Metolius River Loop

    The Metolius River Loop is a beautiful ride that originates at Sheep Springs Horse Camp in sunny Central Oregon. The trail features open ponderosa pine forest, bubbling creeks, and panoramic river views. This fun trail is but one of many

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  • Bob Straub State Park

    Bob Straub State Park

    Bob Straub State Park, in Pacific City, Oregon, features excellent year-round horseback riding.  The park lies on the Nestucca Spit, a narrow finger of land that separates Nestucca Bay from the Pacific Ocean.  The park is open only to hiking,

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  • Charlton Lake Loop

    Charlton Lake Loop

    If you’ve never ridden the trails near Waldo Lake, you have to put the delightful Charlton Lake Loop on your must-do list for next summer.  It’s a terrific introduction to the fabulous trails that depart from Harralson Horse Camp. The loop

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  • Anvil Loop

    Anvil Loop

    If you’re an experienced rider with a seasoned trail horse, you will love the Anvil Loop, a spectacular ride in the Elbe Hills near Sahara Creek Horse Camp. Difficulty:  Challenging — bridges, creek crossings, and some steep sections, but no

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  • Camp Lake Trail

    Camp Lake Trail

    The Camp Lake Trail is a spectacular high-elevation Central Oregon trail that offers a truly memorable horseback experience.  This ride will take you through old growth forest, past fractured rock outcroppings, across a glacier-fed creek, and above timberline to a

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  • Five Winter Trails Near Redmond

    Five Winter Trails Near Redmond

    If you live in Central Oregon near Redmond, you have access to several fun winter trails that are rideable year round.  Three of my favorite winter trails near Redmond are in the Cline Buttes Recreation Area.  Two others are in

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  • Four Winter Trails Near Eugene

    Four Winter Trails Near Eugene

    It’s winter in the Willamette Valley, so of course it has been raining.  But today the sun is out, and you want to go for a ride.  Lucky for you, if you live near Eugene you have several fun winter trail-riding options not

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  • Four Winter Trails in the West Portland Metro Area

    Four Winter Trails in the West Portland Metro Area

    If you live on the west side of Portland, you don’t have to stop riding just because it’s winter.  Sure, lots of trails get muddy and slick because of the rain, but you really do have options.  Here are four of

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  • Four Winter Trails Near Vancouver

    Four Winter Trails Near Vancouver

    If you live near Vancouver, Washington, several nearby trails offer excellent winter riding, so you can ride all winter long.  Here are four of my favorites: Whipple Creek Park Whipple Creek Park used to be a muddy, slippery mess in winter,

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  • Five Winter Trails Near Bend

    Five Winter Trails Near Bend

    If you are an equestrian living in the Bend area, you are lucky, indeed.  You have access to year-round trails that offer excellent winter riding!  Here are five favorite winter trails near Bend: Oregon Badlands Wilderness The Oregon Badlands Wilderness

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