Find a new trotting spot with your trusty steed at recreation areas along the byway. Big River State Forest contains 68 miles of trails and an equestrian campground, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the area’s oldest pine plantation. Experience the dense forests and towering rock formations of Giant City State park with a guided trail ride from Giant City Stables. Visit Pere Marquette Riding Stables for a spectacular fall ride through Illinois’ largest state park aglow in reds, oranges, and yellows. Whether you follow a guide or head out with friends, trail rides are a great way to experience the beauty of the byway.