Oak Mountain State Park

Horseback Riding and Trails

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Oak Mountain State Park is currently home to approximately 25 miles of horseback riding trails, with more being added. Some of the trails travel along the edge of the lake, some are in the valley's lush hardwood forest, and others travel the pine studded ridges. There is a trail for everyone to love.

Horseback Riding Options

  1. Bring your own - park admission of $5 per adult, $2 children (4 to 11) and seniors (62+) and have negative Coggins papers with you.
  2. The Rusted Roof Barn - guided trail rides, horseback riding lessons (English or Western), special events. RESERVATION ONLY.

The Rusted Roof Barn: CHA certified instructor. Rides are for children and adults ages 10 and up. Ride Duration is 1 hour, for longer rides please inquire. Helmets are provided and closed toe shoes are required. Call for pricing! Call Ahead to Book 205-253-1299. Email heather@therustedroofbarn.com for any questions you have. 


Stables, Horse Boarding - For any questions, call 205-620-4246. Please leave a message and you will be called back.


The Orange Trail is known as the Horse Trail and is approximately 15 miles long. One portion of the trail begins at the stables (located on John Findley Drive) and winds around through the woods to end back at the stables. A second starting point can be found along John Findley Drive about a 1/2 mile past Terrace Drive. This is the Camp Road Loop. Parking for horse trailers is on the left of the road and the entrance to the trail is on the right coming from the Front Gate. The Orange Trail is for horses only, no foot or bike traffic