June 5th., 2009 – Many trail users are not aware that 50% of the trail is open to equestrian users. Horse riding has and is a popular past time in the east foothills of Henderson, The River Mountains. The loop trail is designated for equestrian use from mile marker 1 just north of Railroad Pass through MM 14.5 at Las Vegas Bay Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The equestrian trail parallels the paved trail. Many riders start out along the trail but enjoy the open riding into the River Mountains.
The City of henderson in their phase II development of Equestrian Park will be adding equestrian facilities at the north end of the park to accommodate trailering in horses to the area. Trailer parking, off loading, tie-ups, riding rounds, corrals, watering troughs and connecting trails into Equestrian Park and the River Mountains Loop Trail will be provided. Equestrian park Phase II design below.
Gallery of horses along the Trail: