Tuesday ยท January 9, 2024
Discover Tranquility and Adventure at Tidewater Horse Trails: A Horseback Riding Haven in Southeast Virginia
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Tidewater Horse Trails in Virginia | Top Horse Trails

Escape the bustling city life and embrace the serenity of nature at Tidewater Horse Trails, a hidden gem boasting a sprawling network of approximately 20 miles of scenic trails. Situated in Southeast Virginia, this horse campsite stands out as a haven for equine enthusiasts, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore lush forests, meandering streams, and idyllic fields adorned with vibrant crops and wildflowers.

Unparalleled Trail Riding Experience

As the region's premier equine trail destination, Tidewater Horse Trails boasts an extensive network that surpasses any other in Southeast Virginia. Meandering through enchanting landscapes, these trails immerse riders in a symphony of natural sounds—the chirping melodies of birds, the harmonious conversations of crickets and frogs, and the gentle rustle of leaves dancing in the breeze. Away from the bustle of city life, these trails provide a serene backdrop for riders seeking solace and communion with nature.

Primitive Camping in Nature's Embrace

Tidewater Horse Trails offers a rustic camping experience on 4 acres of open pasture and fields, perfectly complementing the tranquility of the natural surroundings. While the site doesn’t provide hookups or water facilities, a nearby seasonal stream offers a refreshing water source. Here, amidst the idyllic landscape, visitors can revel in the simplicity of camping under the starry skies and wake up to the symphony of nature.

A Peaceful Retreat for Equine Enthusiasts

For those in search of a peaceful and scenic retreat to explore on horseback, Tidewater Horse Trails stands as an unmatched destination. With over 14.5 miles of well-maintained trails, it offers the most extensive equine trail network in Southeast Virginia. The expansive 4-acre parking area on an open pasture and field ensures ample space for visitors' convenience and the comfort of their equine companions.

Embrace the Tranquility of Tidewater Horse Trails

From tranquil streams to picturesque meadows, Tidewater Horse Trails invites riders to traverse its captivating trails and discover the beauty of Southeast Virginia's countryside. Whether seeking solitude or adventure astride a horse, this horse campsite offers an unparalleled escape into nature's serene embrace. Experience the tranquility and grandeur of Tidewater Horse Trails—an ideal haven for equestrian enthusiasts seeking solace and scenic exploration in the heart of Southeast Virginia's natural beauty.


Tidewater Horse Trails offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • Primitive camping sites
  • Parking area
  • Equestrian trails


Cost Details:

  • Per night grounds fee - $5.00
  • Per Day - $15 per rider
  • Group Rates: Per Day (15 or more riders) - $10 per rider. Per Day (40 or more riders) - $5 per rider
  • Overnight parking - $5 per night



  • For more information: bainpeanuts@aol.com or (757) 859-6346.
  • No water or hookups are available. They have a small stream nearby that provides seasonal water.
  • You will be riding at your own risk.  We require that all guests, riders, and spectators sign a liability release when they arrive at Tidewater Horse Trail.
  • No reservations are required on open days.  Please check our Events Calendar first.
  • Please note that Tidewater Horse Trail is only open on Sundays from the third Saturday of November to the first Saturday in January (Hunting Season.  During hunting season, we do not permit hunting on our land on Sundays.


If you want to discover and explore other campsites and horse trails, here are some of them that you may visit:

CHIPPOKES PLANTATION STATE PARK - Chippokes Creek Equestrian Trail

LONE STAR LAKES PARK - Finger Lake Trail

CRAWFORD STATE FOREST - Crawford State Forest


Tidewater Horse Trails does require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - Tidewater Horse Trails for more information.