Mountain Trail Rides



Expect the Unexpected: Make plans now to meet some new friends, breathe some clean fresh air, and enjoy some spectacular scenery! If taking a short ride, you will be riding on scenic horse trails within the boundaries of the beautiful Canaan Valley Resort State Park, home to an abundance of wildlife, including white-tailed deer and black bear which can be seen in their natural habitat. There are frequent wildlife sightings and photo opportunities along the trail as you ride through wooded forests and mountain meadows to vantage points near Bald Knob . These trails are used only for riding horses, and provide spectacular views of Canaan Valley – the highest valley east of the Mississippi River. An experienced trail guide will lead your journey and answer any questions you may have along the way. Longer rides explore more of the Canaan Valley area.

An Overview: Mountain Trail Rides is located at 255 Freeland Road in Canaan Valley, just .25 mile off of Route 32, less than five minutes from Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Timberline Four Seasons Resort. Other nearby attractions include the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater Falls, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, Seneca Caverns, Smoke Hole Caverns, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Scenic Railroad, Cass Scenic Railroad, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Greenbank, and Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. (CLICK HERE FOR MAP & DIRECTIONS)

While visiting Canaan Valley during your vacation, honeymoon or weekend getaway, you will want to pack a lot of fun into your stay. Mountain Trail Rides is here to see that you enjoy your visit and have a wonderful horseback riding experience while having loads of fun! We take pride in our reputation for making people feel comfortable and at ease, and for having great horses. We specialize in beginners and family groups and provide pre-ride instruction regarding horse behavior and safety rules to all riders.

No matter what your riding ability, and even if you’ve never ridden a horse before, you’ll find that the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed and the scenery is breathtaking!
Our guests come from all over the world. We are fortunate to have such wonderful people to visit us! Many guests return year after year and know our guides and horses by name. (SEE OUR HORSES HERE)

Our equipment and tack are well maintained and fitted to the individual horses. We use western tack and saddles. All equipment is inspected on a daily basis and repaired or replaced as necessary. We also have mounting blocks for your convenience and safety