We just returned on Sunday from our first trip to Red Hill Horse camp. We had never ridden in the eastern part of KY before so we were unsure of what to expect but overall had a very nice trip. We arrived on a Wed afternoon and were the only ones at the camp grounds but the owner had laid out maps, and had our stalls and camp site ready. The stalls are clean and safe (10x10) with saw dust already in them and a free pile to add to if needed. The sites are level and shaded with water and electric available at each one. The only thing is to make sure you have plenty of hose and cord because the hook ups can be as far as 50’ at some sites. The bathhouse is very nice with two complete bath rooms for each men and women, and each one includes a toilet, sink, shower, and changing bench. The main office is complete with a lounge area and kitchen for serving meals during the organized rides and holiday weekends….. This however was not open during our visit but the owner was nice enough to give us a tour.
The trials are marked well enough to not get lost, and the owner came by our camp site and highlighted a couple of routes for us to take. There are plenty of creek and water crossings and once you reach the forest area it is some very pretty ridding. However, I would not recommend this area for a beginner or for a young out of shape colt. Some of the inclines are long and require a little work to get around but nothing extreme.
Overall… The campground is very nicely laid out and put together by a horse rider for horses, and the owner is in the process of building another stall barn now. The trails are nice but with only one trial head out of camp you do have to ride about 30 to 40 minutes (depending on your gait) to the forest and you will encounter a few steep inclines but all are passable with a little common sense.
I would recommend a visit to Red Hill Horse camp as it was worth our 3.5 hour drive.