Where in the World Wide Web do You Find a Trail?

What internet resources do you use to find trails?
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How many of you remember your first horse trailer? Or are you in that beautiful point in your life where your first trailer is currently in tow?  Recently, I purchased a 1976 Miley horse trailer, my first horse trailer. It’s not the prettiest trailer, but the floor and the tires are new and I just love it! There was only one problem, it had no lights! Thanks to a dear family friend with some wiring experience, Miley now has lights! I did quite a bit of the work myself, and it was so rewarding and fulfilling. Miley also has reupholstered center divider and chest pads, and rubber matting installed on the inside walls. While he’s far from tricked out, he’s a lot more handsome and safe than a he was a week ago.

Now I am just itching for a new trail to travel to! Which brings me to my current conundrum: Where in the World Wide Web do you find a new place to ride? I’ve asked my buddy Google and I’ve tried Binging it up. They both say the same thing: Ask someone who knows. Well when you’re a recent transplant to a new area (like, I am to California) asking someone isn’t always an option. After several heated discussions with these search engines, I’ve found some sites that worked for me. What internet resources do you use to find trails?

The Trailmeister

The Trailmeister, set-up and ran by fellow Back Country Horsemen of American (BCHA) member Robert Eversole, is one of the best sites for comprehensive trail information. I’m not saying that just because he’s a BCHA member. It is a thorough and easy to site to navigate. Its large interactive map makes it easy to see which trails are near you. The maps key lets you know how difficult the trail is, how many miles of trail there are, overnight accommodations available, trail access information, and who will share the trail with you. And then, when you click on the link to the trail, it goes to a web page with all the information you can ask for, including the current weather.

This site hasn’t covered every trail … yet. There happen to be several trails within an hour of my town that aren’t listed. But Trailmeister is ever expanding, so it’ll get there

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  1. re: Where in the World Wide Web do You Find a Trail?

    Trail Rider magazine is also a good place to look!

  2. re: Where in the World Wide Web do You Find a Trail?

    Shannon! Thanks for the tip! That is an awesome resource!

  3. re: Where in the World Wide Web do You Find a Trail?

    Wow Lucy! I can’t imagine how hard it is for you to find places to recreate! What a neat way to enjoy our public lands!

  4. re: Where in the World Wide Web do You Find a Trail?

    You will have to come check out our group of over 14,000+ Trail Riding members from all Across America! We usually average anywhere from 20 to 200+ comments on recommended trails, layovers and Trail Riding Tips & Tricks within 24 to 48 hours. Trail

  5. re: Where in the World Wide Web do You Find a Trail?

    We have a bit of a different problem, since we have Minis we need to find cart-accessible trails! And Texas has them! We’ve gone to the Mineral Wells Rails-to Trails, the Trinity Trails and the LBJ Grasslands and had fun (although with the Trinity Trai

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