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Illinois: Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Posted on Monday, September 05 @ 23:37:26 CDT by iljiana

Horse Rentals & Day Ride Trails Enjoy horseback riding on the District’s multi-use trail system. Ride your own horse or go on a guided tour from any of eight stables offering livery service. Horse registration and/or riders license required. Please take note of our Trail Rules before your visit.

Horse Stables Near FPDCC Trails

A-Ranch 394 Inc.

1465 Glenwood-Lansing Rd.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 895-1810

Daghem Farms Inc.

8214 S. Kean Avenue
Willow Springs, IL 60480
(708) 839-9552

Fitzjoy Farm

12211 S. LaGrange Rd.
Palos Park, IL 60264
(708) 361-7977

Forest View Farms

16717 S. Lockwood
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 560-0306

LaRemuda Stables

8290 S. Kean Avenue
Willow Springs, IL 60480
(708) 839-0006

Freedom Woods

9501 Austin Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 967-9800

Glen Grove (FPD)

9453 N. Harms Rd.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 966-8032

Wedgewood Center

699 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 537-9610

Horse Trailer Parking

Palos Division

  • Dan McMahon Woods, 107th St. — west of LaGrange Rd.
  • Hidden Pond Woods (East), Kean Ave. — north of 95th St.
  • Country Lane Woods, 95th St. — east of 104th Ave.

Sag Valley Division

  • Forty Acre Woods, 119th St. — east of 96th Ave.
  • Palos Park Woods (North), Kean Ave. — south of Rt. 83
  • Horsetail Lake, 104th Ave. — north of 123rd St.
  • Swallow Cliff Woods, Rt. 83 — west of LaGrange Rd.

Northwest Division

  • Deer Grove #1, Quentin Rd. — north of Dundee Rd.

Poplar Creek Division

  • Northeast corner of Bode Rd. and Rt. 59 on Bode Rd.

DesPlaines Division

  • Dam #1 East (North of picnic shelters), Dundee Rd. — east of Milwaukee Ave.
  • Big Bend Lake, East River Rd. — south of Golf Rd.

North Branch Division

  • Linne Woods, Dempster St. — east of LeHigh Ave.

Skokie Division

  • Tower Road Boat Ramp, Tower Rd. — east of Edens Expressway

Thorn Creek Division

  • Sweet Woods, Cottage Grove — south of 183rd St.

Rider’s License

The Ordinance of Forest Preserve Requires:

All Horseback Riders on Forest Preserve District trails must obtain and have in their possession a Rider’s License issued by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.All horses either privately owned or rented, when ridden on Forest Preserve District bridle trails must be Licensed. Said license tag to be affixed to the left hand side of the bridle.

Horseback Riding Rules

If you enjoy horseback riding and you aspire to be a good horseman, we ask you to observe the following:

  1. Walk horses between stable and trail.
  2. Be courteous and considerate.
  3. Slow to a walk or slow trot on meeting other riders, hikers, or bicyclists.
  4. Do not race horses — keep horses always under control.
  5. Stallions not permitted on trails.
  6. Be humane and kind to your horse.
  7. ONLY PERMITTED GAITS are walk, trot, or slow canter.
  8. STAY ON ESTABLISHED TRAIL — keep to the right.

Failure to obey could result in revocation of license.

Multi-Use Trail Rules

  1. Bicyclists and equestrians must stay on the designated trail. No off-trail riding.
  2. Be courteous to other trail users. Bicyclists yield to hikers and equestrians. Hikers yield to equestrians. Give notice before passing other trail users.
  3. Do not ride on unpaved trails when the trail is muddy.
  4. Motor vehicles prohibited.
  5. Recreational use only. No speed training. (8 mph maximum speed)
  6. All trails are two-way. Stay in your lane. Give notice before passing other trail users.
  7. Don’t litter. Please pack out more than you pack in.
  8. For rider’s safety, helmets are suggested.
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