DeKalb County Trail Riders Association

DeKalb County Trail Riders Association

A non-profit trail advocacy group dedicated to creating and preserving trails in DeKalb County, Illinois.
Activities include horse clinics, membership card allowing discounts at various horse supply and clothing stores, organized trail rides, newsletter with classifieds, custom DCTRA t-shirts, and much more!
New!  Look under Documents & Forms in the tab bar above to locate and print a Membership Form.
DCTRA Newsletter, "Trail Talk", is located under the Documents & Forms tab as a .pdf file.
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Chief Shabbona Forest Preserve

Horseback riding is now permitted on the trail when it is dry enough. The park can handle up to 3 trailers.  Horses can always be ridden on the gravel road, but check out the signs at each end of the trail head and it will indicate if riding is permitted or not. Everyone needs to be respectful of this opportunity we have, after 3 years of being shut off the trail, to keep our access.   STAY ON THE TRAIL and if you encounter a wet area, do NOT go off the trail and go around - simply turn around and go is too wet. We have received permission to help with the maintenance of the trail so if you encounter problems please note that on our Facebook page.

This is a big win for DCTRA!



2016 Board of Directors

Frankie Benson,

Jan Knudsen, Vice President -

Patsy Ryan, Director of Communications, Webmaster -

Stanton Davis, Director