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"Trail Boss" Ron Bingham

If you would like help pre-arranging buddies of similar speed or need a "babysitter" horse, please email and Ron can help!

Don't forget to check our Facebook page for fellow Rusties looking for trail buddies throughout the year


Common Ride Locations for Reference


Beaverdam State Park (Gloucester) 
Take I-64 East to Exit 220 for 33 E towards West Point. Right on 17 South, go about 5.5 miles. Left on Rt 606 for about 2.5 miles. Follow signs for horse trailer parking.

- There is essentially one long out-and-back trail with lots of side loops.
- Easy to follow with or without maps. Loops 1-5 make for a great ride!
- Good footing, one looonnnnngggg bridge to cross.
- Bathhouse on site for restrooms, I believe there is a water spigot as well.
-Please do not ride in the water! The footing is mucky and not suitable for
 horses, even if you see "access."
- Map link
HERE


Cumberland State Forest

*you can use the following address to get you to the park, but you will come to a fork in the road... straight goes to camping/park office, you need to bear right & head up the road to the large field on the R for horse trailer parking.
751 Oak Hill Road Cumberland, Virginia 23040-2511

- Trail maps available
HERE
- A Virginia State Forest Use permit is required, good for 1 year $16 Link
- Decent footing, some trails have light gravel and/or paved road options
- Water for horses available at parking field

Five Forks of Petersburg
Directions: From I-95: Take exit #51 onto I-85 south. Then take exit #61 onto 460 West. Travel seven miles and take left onto Rt. 627 - Courthouse Road. Turn left on to White Oak Rd. (look for the "weird turn/intersection" traffic sign) and then turn left into the field for trailer parking. You may not be able to see other trailers until you drive a little further in.
(You can use this address to get to the general area, but do not follow them to the end! 9840 Courthouse Road, Dinwiddie, VA)

- Bring water for horses
- Trail map available
HERE
- Good footing, some light gravel in places.
- Port-o-pot on site

 Lake Anna State Park
   6800 Lawyers Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22551

- Parking fee $8 per trailer w/ 1 horse +$2 each additional horse
- Maps available at parking lot

- Water is available for horses, always a good idea to bring your own though
- Parking lot is not shaded, but picnic area is
- Access to the lake for horses on certain trails :-)

Petersburg National Battlefield
1539 Hickory Hill Road Petersburg, VA 23803 is the address to the Ranger Station at the beginning of the parking driveway. 
From I-95 take Exit 50 to US 460 BUS E toward County Dr. Go about 1 mi. then at the light you will need to bear L onto Hickory Hill Rd. The entrance to the horse trailer parking is about 1/2 mi. on the Left, marked with a horse sign. Follow the road behind the Ranger Station to the parking. 


- $5 Parking Fee, payable at the parking lot
- Trail Maps are usually available at the parking site,
- Well marked trails, Difficulty: Easy, but there are several bridges to cross
- Bring water for your horses, no spigot
- Parking area is almost completely shaded
- Footing is generally good, some scattered gravel in places

York River State Park
 5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

- GPS/MapQuest directions should be accurate. Horse trailer parking is on   
   the left at the end of the road, just before the public parking & restrooms. 
- There is water at the trailer parking area for horses
- Footing is agreeable to barefoot horses
- River access for horses
- Bugs can be bad in the summer!

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