Places where you ride and would be willing to show other COTHERs around
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I think it would be great if we could all post places where we are familiar with the trails and where we would be willing to play "tour guide" for other COTHers. Also if you have some place you want to go but need a "trail guide" you could post that too.
I'll go first with Fair Hill, MD, Susquehanna State Park (MD) and Nottingham Park (PA)- I know all of these very well and would be happy to show other board members the trails.
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Fun idea! I can trail guide people around in Northern California foothills: Granite Bay, Folsom, Loomis, Auburn, Cool. From Auburn we can access the end of the Western States Trail, that Tevis travels over, riding to No Hands Bridge and down the canyons. My boarding stable can sometimes take overnight boarders too.
My horse is steady, and we usually travel pretty quickly. But we're happy to mosey along and take in the scenery too!
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Most familiar with the Victoria Tract (glass school) and Armstrong Tract (Bracken Rd) of the Pilchuck Tree Farm in Snohomish/Skagit county. Also willing to go exploring up in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands as I used to mountain bike up there and have done a bit of trail riding. Always happy to have other people to ride with rather than just Big D and I.
Interested in someone to show me around Lord Hill or other areas in a 30 mile radius.
My SO and I ride East Fork State Park, Paint Creek State Park, Shawnee State Park, Caesar Creek State Park and also Liberty/Whitewater in Brookville, IN for day rides.
Weekend/overnight camping destinations include Brown County State Park in Indiana, and Shawnee State Park, and Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio.
I know East Fork the best, because it's only twenty minutes from home and I used to ride it nearly every day.
I have to say, Hocking is my favorite out of all of them. Lots of cliffs, gorges, overlooks, cool box canyons, waterfalls, and caves that you can ride your horse into. Nice mix of places to move-out at a gait, and smaller "goat paths" that involve scrambling through rocks and sliding down hills. And the scenery is just beautiful!
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SE Virginia but we don't have a great deal of riding here. I'm familiar with the Uwharrie National Forest in Central NC and camp/ride there several times a year. We've also been to Ft. Valley Ranch in Northern Virginia and that can be a bit tricky until you get accustomed to the trails.