Horseback riding is a popular form of outdoor recreation in Illinois. IDNR comprises 44% of the total miles of equestrian trails in the state (from the Illinois Recreation Facilities Inventory). Currently there are 49 IDNR sites that provide equestrian facilities.
The general statewide season is April 15th to October 31st. Horseback riding may be open year around at some sites depending on terrain. Users should call ahead for exact trail status and availability of equestrian facilities.