The Wildlife Management Area (backcountry) presents horseback riders with over 23 miles of multi-use roads to explore.
Horseback riders can enjoy the backcountry of Little River Canyon in the Wildlife Management Area (backcountry), where dirt/gravel/chert multi-use roads wind through the rolling, wooded hills and across creeks on either side of the river.
- Stay on the numbered roads
- If riding alone, tell a friend where you plan to ride and when you expect to return.
- Watch for overhanging branches from shurbs and trees.
- Keep horses at a walk when passing other visitors and stay to the uphill side.
- Bring water for yourself and stay hydrated. Streams may not have water for your horse during summer months.
- Wearing a helmet is recommended.
- Be alert for encounters with wildlife such as bears, snakes, and hornets.
- Walking dogs while riding horses is not advised since dogs must always be on a leash no longer than 6 feet / 2 meters.
- Weather can change with little or no notice - check the weather forecast before you go. Click here for the National Weather Service forecast for the Little River Canyon area.
- The Wildlife Management Area is a multi-use area - hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and 4-wheel drive vehicles all share these roads. Be courteous to other road users.
- Hunting is permitted in the backcountry - wear blaze orange during hunting periods or plan your visit around the hunting times.
- Pack out what you pack in - please dispose of your trash properly.