You are making a reservation to ride your horse on the Old Railbed Trail at Deschutes River State Recreation Area. There is a reservation fee of $8 per horse.
The section of the Old Railbed trail open for horseback riding is a 22-mile (round trip) trail that follows the same route as the bicycle path, starting at the campground entrance parking lot, and ending at Harris Ranch. It's great for wildlife viewing, wildflower photography, and site-seeing in the Deschutes River Canyon.
Making a Horse Reservation:
When You Arrive:
Present your receipt and horse reservation(s) to the park host. They will be stamped “Reservation Confirmed.”
One-half of your stamped reservation must be displayed on the dashboard of each vehicle in your party. The other half of your stamped reservation must be kept with you and other members of your party at all times.
Parking: Horse trailer parking is available in the gravel lot just inside the entrance of the park on the left hand side.
Equestrian Trail Rules:
Note: Be aware that the equestrian trail is also shared with mountain bikers, fishermen, and hikers; this is the reason horseback riding is limited to only 10 horses per day, and riding is only allowed March thru June.
Etiquette & Safety:
Need to cancel? You may cancel your horse reservation(s) online BEFORE 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the event and be issued a full refund. No refunds are issued for reservations canceled AFTER 12 p.m. the day before the event and for no-shows. If the park closes the trail due to conditions, we will send you an email notification and issue a full refund.