SHELBY TRAILS PARK
RED FERN RIDING
Shelby Trails Park is both a public park and a privately owned riding center.
As a trail rider or hiker, the park welcomes you to enjoy over 400 acres and 21 beautiful trails! Our trail system has a bit of everything: flat easy areas, creek crossings, step over logs, some good hills and more technical trails on the back side.
Bring your horses or your hiking boots and take advantage of this beautiful park! If you own our own horse, all you need to do is buy a day pass located at the kiosk ($10) or year pass ($50) at the office.
Shelby Trails Park was made possible through a generous donation from Dr. Roger & Diane Shott of Anchorage, KY - whose vision was to preserve and protect this stunning piece of horse country.
The Park was officially deeded to Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation in 2010.
Shelby Trails Park is a part of The Shelby County Parks Foundation, a 501C3. The County Parks and Foundation ensure the maintenance of the property and trails, as well as provide donation and fundraising opportunities for the Park.
Red Fern Riding Center is an independently owned and operated horseback riding center offering lessons, guided trail rides and boarding. As stewards of the land, Red Fern Riding Center acts as a concierge to Park in promoting the park and it's public and private services, holding community-related events, hosting volunteer opportunities for trail expansion and maintenance - and much more!
Shelby Trails Park is located in Simpsonville, in the heart of Kentucky horse country, with easy access from Lexington, Cincinnati - and just 35 minutes from downtown Louisville!
Unplug from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature on foot or horseback. Spend a little time with friends or family getting back to the basics. Shelby Trails Park is a great way to experience a great hike or create a new adventure for you and your own horse.
Have a hankering for a guided trail ride? Interested in riding lessons? Red Fern Riding Center offers an array of services to the public and we're looking forward to connecting you with your love of horses!
Come see what the Park has to offer - and Enjoy the Ride!