Paul Grist State Park

Horseback Trails

Paul Grist State Park Horse Trails

Paul Grist State Park has approximately 23 miles of well marked trails suitable for horses, hikers & bikers. These trails consist of bridge & creek crossings, gentle hills, flat areas, picnic areas and lots of shade. Horse shoes are not recommended. 


Trails range from easy (red trail) to advanced technical (orange). A new Back Country Horseman of West Alabama (BCHA) chapter was started in 2022 at this park. This volunteer organization helps restore, maintain & develop the trails. They are also working diligently to develop a Horse Camp area. Currently this area is still primitive with trees for picketing. Overnight camping is allowed in this area and two water spigots are available for watering horses.


For progress updates or if you would like to join the efforts of the Back Country Horsemen of West AL please contact the Chairman at


Cost for day ride:

  • Age 6 to 12: $2
  • Age 13 to 61: $3
  • Age 62 and over: $2

*Must bring your own horse