I find trail rides are just my "Go out and have fun" time
Since I do a lot of showing its hard on both mine AND my horses mental state, so I think trail riding is a great break from all of that!
Of course, you have to make sure your horse isn't going to spook at every little thing...But if these horses are provided for you, then no problem!
I love seeing the sites, and hanging out with friends. I really love running up hills and crossing water, and so does my horse! Take a camera with you- It's nice to get pictures of these cool places