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Horseback Riding and Camping

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Horseback riding in San Diego County is one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences.  With the vast miles of trails and open space, County Parks provides endless opportunities to create your own outdoor adventure.  

From the high mountain meadows of Santa Ysabel Preserve, to the open range in the San Diego desert, the wide array of trails, staging areas, and camping opportunities for equestrian enthusiasts are bountiful.


Left Photo: Western Staging Area, Sweetwater Regional; 
Right Photo: Ramona Grasslands

Equestrian Camping Opportunities
Interested in spending a weekend in the wilderness with your horse?  Check out one of our camping parks that offer equestrian friendly facilities including horse trailer camp sites, and horse corrals.  Make your reservation today!

Sweetwater Regional County Park
Vallecito County Park

Left Photo: Sweetwater Regional County Park 
Right Photo: Santa Ysabel Preserve

Day Use Equestrian Trails
Enjoy a relaxing one or two hour horseback ride through one of our nature preserves, or make a full day trek on a more challenging trail.  You'll experience acres of open space where you can roam down a trail, or meander past one of the many pastures.  Go ahead, take advantage of some of the best horseback riding in Southern California!

Barnett Ranch PreserveOakoasis Preserve
Boulder Oaks PreserveOtay Valley Regional Park  
Damon LaneRamona Grasslands Preserve
El Monte County ParkSan Dieguito County Park
Guajome Regional County ParkSan Elijo Lagoon Ecological Preserve
Holly Oaks County ParkSanta Margarita Open Space Preserve
Los Peñsaquitos Canyon PreserveSanta Ysabel Open Space Preserve
Lueff PondSimon Preserve
Lusardi Creek Open Space PreserveSycamore Canyon Goodan Ranch Preserve


Left  & Right Photo: Ramona Grasslands Preserve

Left Photo: Tijuana River Valley Dairy Mart Loop Trail
Right Photo: Morrison Pond Staging Area