The US Forest Service Video on Trail Etiquette shows many more user groups regularly share there
Phoenix is a city of about the same size as Auckland (1.5 million people).
Reach 11 Recreation Area is a 1500 acre park that is currently being extended to include a major sports complex. The recreation area is approximately 7 miles long and less than 1/2 mile wide.
It currently includes an equestrian centre, hiking and riding trails, and wildlife/nature desert areas. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department provides a variety of programs for people of all ages and ability levels.
Right in the centre of one of the world's largest cities, New York, there are bridlepaths and equestrian recreation areas.
includes over 310 miles of trail around the city’s ridge tops. It is open to Bay Area residents and visitors who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, dog walking and other outdoor activities. Its Council asks guests to stay on path and obey trail signs.
The Bay Area Ridge Trail is a work-in-progress for its Council. While it stretches along more than 310 miles of ridge-top terrain, it encircles the Bay Area, and is part of a plan to be extended to a 550-mile outdoor enthusiast’s dream Trail. Their goals may even take them further.
The Bay Area Ridge Trail is supported and protected by the nonprofit organization, the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. Their efforts have made it possible to offer this naturally beautiful and functioning trail for bicycling, horseback riders, hikers and anyone who enjoys a breath of fresh air. The Council promotes the Trail, and has dedicated this land to serve as a natural recreational pathway for the people of San Francisco.
85% of the trail is open to cyclists and equestrians i.e. the Golden Gate bridge crossing is one of the few areas not open to horses.
There are many miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails in the County's parks and open space preserves
Go green with envy when you check out the Cross Florida Greenway network, including the 110 mile Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway and trail bridges that cross major interstate highways.
In Florida the creation of recreation trails is seen as part of a statewide initiative to connect communities. Read More ...
Link to photo album of Swedish urban bridlepaths (courtesy Doug Hunt)
Note the tramway and road running right next to to this urban bridleway, and the simple dirt surface.
Yes! International routes (ones that cross international borders) and public access ways exist.
For instance, the Sbrinz Packhorse Route an old, almost-forgotten packhorse route was reopened in 2003. It runs from just south of Lucerne, Switzerland to Domodossola in Northern Italy.
Go to "Riding Through Europe" for more information
In the United Kingdom bridleways (also known as bridlepaths), in both rural and urban areas are part the traditional rights of way network.
Bridleways have always been shared between horses and walkers. Since 1967 cyclists and mobility devices have also been allowed on bridlepaths.
Many are little more than ancient animal tracks. Some are paved, many are not and many go across private land or through urban areas.
This bridlepath goes through a golf-course.
Like all bridleways in the UK, this Bridleway is for horses, cyclists and walkers. Many sections are also accessible for all terrain wheelchairs. Completed over 10 years. the Pennine Way covers 205 miles of scenic trails.
Crychan Trails is a partnership between the Crychan Forest Association and Forestry Commission Wales. They provide trails for horse-riding, carriage driving, walking and cycling.
Crychan Forest is one of many recreation areas and bridleways in Wales, encouraged as part of the country’s eco and adventure tourism initiatives.
View South Downs Way Website >>
- Public Access Paradise!
In 2003 The Scottish Parliament took the amazing step of declaring all lands open to public access. Yes, all lands including private land.
They put in place simple commonsense rules around protecting privacy and public safety. Walkers, horse riders and cyclists therefore share all paths, tracks and lands.
Closer to home South Australia created the Kidman Trail and there are a number of other trails throughout Australia that include horses.
The Kidman Trail, SA.Australia
The Tasmanian Trail is a long distance, multi-purpose recreational trail extending from Devonport on the northern coast of Tasmania to Dover in the south. It has a length of 480 kilometres.
The Trail is intended for use by walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Therefore it differs from other trails that have usually started as walking tracks and are therefore restricted in use.
Mainly aimed at horse riders, and walkers this 5000km trail links up historic stock routes, and also caters to mountain bikers (on the easier bits)