One Horse Gap Lake

Garden of the Gods is a short drive from camp. Be sure to visit while staying with us.

One Horse Gap

Need more information? Click on the lowdown, saddle up, scenes from the trail, Buck's map (driving directions), empty saddles & friends of ours, all listed below.

Here is a link for trail work & more ride photos.

Authorized under permit from the Shawnee National Forest Service since 2002 and complied with the terms and conditions of that permit. Buchanan Ltd. is a nondiscriminatory permittee of the Shawnee National Forest. The event has utilized trails within the Shawnee Forest for more than twenty five years.

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Welcome to Shawnee Forest, Southern Illinois
and the
One Horse Gap
Trail Ride

with the
Buchanan Family
No one knows the Shawnee like we do!

30th Annual Columbus Day Fall Ride
October 12-18, 2014
Limit 125 Guests

We are currently full for 2014 and are not taking any reservations.

FOR THOSE ON OUR WAITING LIST: at this time we do not have any openings for our October 2014 trail ride. If, by any chance, we do have availability we will contact those on our list in the order in which we received your reguest for a reservation. Thank you for considering us for your vacation trail ride!

September 12, 2014 is the last day for cancellations for a refund or rollover for our upcoming October 12-18, 2014 trail ride.

One Horse Gap Trail Ride Information

Please note that our cancellation policy for a full refund requires you contact us one month prior to the start of the ride. Contact date is prior to
Sept. 12, 2014.

One Horse Gap Trail Ride | Shawnee Forest, Southern Illinois

The Buchanan Family's One Horse Gap Trail Ride takes place at New Hope Hill camp near Williams Hill located 4 miles SW of Herod, IL. Camp is centrally located in the Eastern Region of the Shawnee National Forest. In an article about The One Horse Gap Trail Ride in Western Horseman, the Shawnee National Forest was
chosen by Western Horseman magazine readers as one of The Top 5 Best Places to Ride!

New Hope Hill offers a dining and dance hall, horse and people water, full service electricity, restrooms with showers, dump station.

We provide three tasty meals a day. Bring your saddle bags and canteens to pack our prepared lunch for on the trail.

Entertainment consists of music, pickin' and grinnin' around the campfire and bingo with great horsey prizes!

Rides cloverleaf with a permanent camp. Available options include fast or slow rides for all day or half day beginning Sunday after lunch through Friday.

You will find more ride details and pricings by reading our brochure or reservation form. Both are available below to read or print.

Ride Date: October 13-19, 2013

2013 Brochure (pdf)

2013 Reservation Form
No reservations available.

Private Group Rides
Contact us for details.

Need Driving Directions? Click on the "Buck's Map" tab at the bottom of this page.

Find us on Google Map
Traveling with a GPS?
N 37 32.791
W 088 29.041

Road Construction--click on "Friends of Ours" tab located at the bottom of this page. (IDOT, Getting Around Illinois)

Website updated Dec. 5, 2013
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