Basin Adventures: Horseback Riding

Image by  Ranch Seeker  on Flickr

Image by Ranch Seeker on Flickr

The Klamath Basin is known to be a mecca outdoor enthusiasts – the basin lies with so many adventures within a few minutes’ drive of anywhere. One of those adventures can be on horseback. The basin offers many trails, campgrounds, and facilities geared to equestrian expeditions. Here are 5 locations, where you can get out and ride today.

Basin Adventures is brought to you from the great team at the Klamath Falls KOA Journey. Your adventure base camp of the Klamath Basin.

Running Y Ranch Resort
Horseback riding at the Running Y Ranch Resort offers spectacular views from the skillet handle and Upper Klamath Lake and spectacular experiences of the surrounding wilderness. This guided ride, travels up the skillet handle trail. A forested trail of Ponderosa and Juniper.

OC&E Woods Line State Trail
We have mentioned the OC&E before on Basin Adventures, Oregon’s longest linear park at 100 miles in length.  The trail is so versatile for many adventures. The last 88 miles of the trail are suited perfectly for equestrian use. Views from the switchbacks and an old lava flow called Devils Garden, and sections of rich wildlife await your horseback adventure.

Cottonwood Meadows
Located between Bly and Lakeview this 12 mile marked trail takes you near a high mountain lake and has campground facilities with corrals, water and feed troughs.

Willow Prairie Horse Camp
From Klamath Falls near Fish Lake, this is a great 5 mile ride if you love viewing wildlife and wetlands. The facility offers ten tent camping sites with 4 small corrals at each site, water troughs, potable water and restrooms.

Corral Creek
This trailhead offers a campground with horse corrals that will hold up to four animals and hitching rails. The inspiring Gearhart Wilderness is two miles to the north of the campground.

For endless trails consider Crescent Lake, OR, located off Highway 58 on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains just 10 minutes away from the Willamette Pass Ski Area.

Horseback riders will also enjoy endless trails and ride on a bit of history when traversing sections of the Pacific Crest Trail through the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

For more information about horseback riding in the Klamath Basin, visit Meet Me in Klamath ( for a complete list of trails and equestrian centers in the basin.

Basin Adventures is brought to you by the Klamath Falls KOA. Centrally located in Klamath Falls, the Klamath Falls KOA is the perfect jump-off point to visit all the spectacular recreation sites of the Klamath Basin – Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, wildlife refuges, hiking, biking, fishing and so much more. Visit for more details and to book your next adventure base camp.