Trail Riders of Today (TROT)Dedicated to Enjoying, Maintaining and Expanding Sustainable Trails for Equestrian Use

Welcome To TROT

Founded in 1980, TROT is an all-volunteer grassroots membership organization that provides a vital voice for the preservation and creation of sustainable trails for equestrian use. TROT promotes trail riding by holding organized rides and educational activities throughout the year, promoting safe riding, trail etiquette, and proper horses care. Join TROT – If you enjoy riding horses on trails in Maryland, want to learn about great places to ride, and would like to see these trails remain open to all riders, see our membership page to join/renew/contribute. And be sure to check out our list of scheduled rides on our calendar page.

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Many of the trails open to equestrians are multi-use trails that also are open to hikers and bikers. The success of TROT’s mission depends on the active participation of equestrian and non-equestrian trail enthusiasts, and we actively support collaborations with all users to ensure that trails are available for everyone…

Trail Rides Please come out to enjoy a TROT trail ride and consider leading a ride yourself!  TROT trail rides are fun and a great opportunity to learn new trails, meet other TROT members, and find a new trail riding buddy.  To lead a ride, contact our trail ride coordinator,…

Trail rides are a relaxing way to meet other riders and enjoy the natural beauty of open space, woods, and park land. TRAILS and MAPS Guide to Maryland Horse Trails – The Guide, put together by the Maryland Horse Industry Board, contains a large, illustrated map of the horse trails…

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Wed
all-day Trail Ride @ Gunpowder Falls State Park, Bunker Hill Trail
Trail Ride @ Gunpowder Falls State Park, Bunker Hill Trail
Oct 25 all-day
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Bunker Hill Trail — This will be a walk-only ride, mostly in the woods with some hills. There are places on this trail that are close to the edge of a stream as well as some steps built for erosion control, both uphill and downhill, so…
Oct
26
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Oct 26 all-day
It will be a walk-only ride, but folks who want to go faster can ride away and then re-join the group.   Bring a chair and your lunch to follow the ride.  Drinks & dessert will be provided.   More information to come.
Oct
27
Fri
all-day Trail Ride @ Rosaryville Halloween ride
Trail Ride @ Rosaryville Halloween ride
Oct 27 all-day
We will ride at the beautiful 982-acre Rosaryville State Park, southwest of Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. The timing is scheduled so that we should be riding through spectacular fall foliage. And come in a costume! The terrain can be hilly but shoes aren’t necessary except for very tender-footed horses.…
Nov
2
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ WSSC's Rocky Gorge
Trail Ride @ WSSC's Rocky Gorge
Nov 2 all-day
Come ride along WSSC’s beautiful Rocky Gorge Reservoir, celebrating TROT’s efforts to reopen this trail a few years ago. This ride starts in West Laurel about five minutes from the Rt. 198 exit off I-95. It offers magnificent views of the reservoir, with a good chance of seeing heron and…
Nov
9
Thu
all-day Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Trail Ride @ location to be determined
Nov 9 all-day
Rain date Tuesday, November 16. More information to come.
Nov
18
Sat
all-day Trail Ride @ Anacostia Park Ride
Trail Ride @ Anacostia Park Ride
Nov 18 all-day
A favorite TROT ride to close TROT’s organized trail riding season. This is a fantastic ride with many special views, including the Lincoln Cemetery and Bladensburg Waterfront. We will travel along the Anacostia River on a very nice path, traversing over and under bridges and roads, passing playgrounds and outdoor…