The local members of LBHA are fortunate to
live in one of the most scenic, varied, and horse-friendly areas of
California that is close to the Sierras as well as the beaches of the
Pacific. LBHA wants to keep it that way - horse friendly. Most of
the trails reviewed are close enough for day rides.
One rule of trail preservation is: USE IT
OR LOSE IT! The major goal of putting together this website trail
directory is to let you know where these trails are, and then to hope
that you will USE them, so we don’t LOSE them.
Descriptions of trails are always a
work-in-progress. Trails change due to natural causes, real estate
development, or governmental regulations. If you ride/hike/bike any of
the trails reviewed, and find the need for additions, corrections,
updates, or comments, please let us know. Send additions / corrections
/ updates / comments to LBHA
When you read
a description of a trail ride, notice that reviews are dated.
trails can change overnight, as well as over a winter. All the trail
reviews you will read have been double checked and pre-ridden, but
please send in updated information anytime.
We decided not to give “trail ratings” to
these descriptions, because what is easy for one rider is death-defying
for another. The reviewers try to tell you if you will have water
crossings, drop-off cliffs, poor footing, steep hills, and so forth, so
you can rate the trail appropriately for yourself and your horse.
Trails are not the place to learn to ride.
Trail riding is ALWAYS advanced riding. Trail riders need to be
competent riders, and need to learn in an arena, with a good
instructor. Riding a horse is always an adventure.
THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT HORSES, THE MORE
YOU KNOW YOU DON’T KNOW. Make your trail ride as safe as possible.
Wear a helmet.
Choose riding companions (both human
and equine) carefully.
Choose trails suited to your horse’s
and your fitness level.
Take water and 1st aid supplies for
both you and your horse.
Learn what poison oak looks like.
Got a problem on the
trails or an issue. Trail maintenance, user conflict,
even a good job done by Parks or others. Let your
voice be heard, Send in a report using the LBHA TRAIL COMMENT
This will make a permanent record of all incidents happening
our trails - both conflicts as well as the good things
Share our Trails
Brochure - Here is a great little booklet made up with the help
of all types of trail users to help make your trail riding experience a
The Loomis Basin Horsemen's Association would like to thank the
following members and friends for their help in providing information on
the trails that are included.
Kathy Dombrowski ,Karen
Anderson, Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association ,Barbara Heyward, Suzanne
Heskitt , Helen Petersen Linda Potter Jerry Potter, Donna Williams,
Stephanie Williams, Betty Fleming, Donna Nelson, Consumnes River
Horsemen’s Association, Lonni and Walt Reno, Tim Page, Suzanne Brady,
Syndy Cunningham, Jeri and Pablo Sust, Midge Young, Nanci
Manceau, Ruth Sorensen, Pat Gibbs and Sharon Roseme,Robert Sydnor