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Horseback Riding in Rock Creek Park

A person on horseback rides in front of trees with orange, yellow and green leaves
A horseback rider in the park

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For the horseback rider, 13 miles of dirt and gravel bridle paths crisscross the park. Horseback riding lessons and guided trail rides are available at the Rock Creek Park Horse Center.
Details
The center offers riding lessons, trail rides, pony rides, summer camps, therapeutic riding, and horse-boarding and has access to bridle trails. There are 13 miles of dirt bridle trails for equestrians to use.
Information on fees is available at the Rock Creek Park Horse Center website
The Rock Creek Park Horse Center is located between the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and the Rock Creek Park Maintenance Yard. The facility has a large stable, an indoor barn and several outdoor riding rings that can be used for lessons and turning the horses out. The stables and barns are off limits to the public.  
For more information on reservations visit the Rock Creek Horse Center website or contact them by phone at 202-362-0117. The e-mail of the facility is horsecenter@guestservices.com
Accessibility Information
Accessibility information is available at the Rock Creek Horse Center website

Last updated: June 10, 2021