Horseback Riding Information
We offer 1, 2 and 4 hour long trail rides through Nantahala National Forest in Hayesville, NC. All rides are guided with one of our friendly and knowledgeable trail guides. Before each ride begins, the guide will perform a safety demonstration that will show how our horses are trained and give everyone an idea of what to expect on the ride. We have several different options for trails depending on experience level and scenery. We can accomodate all experience levels from the very inexperienced rider all the way to the most experienced riders. We have something for everyone! We love for kids to ride as well, so just ask about ages when you are making your reservations.
Please note that we are in the process of exploring some new trail options as well as what we have listed here. We are so happy that we have so many people that repeatedly ride with us, that we wanted to offer some new and different trail options for everyone so there's always something new to see. Ask about our new trails when you make your reservation!
Our first trail is a loop that begins on a logging road and then turns into the forest and meanders through many streams and has amazing scenery. There are tremendous mountain views that give everyone ample opportunities for photographs. This trail is only $55 per rider.
The Summit Ride - This is a 1 hour ride that goes up to the top of a beautiful mountain with long range views. We take a break at the top, let the horses rest and then we turn around and ride back out. This trail is only $40 per rider.
Oak Forest Trail Ride - This trail take a little over an hour and we ride to the top of a beautiful mountain, go through creeks and streams and make a loop back to where we started. This trail is only $45 per rider.
Waterfall Trail - This trail takes about an hour and a half and combines the Oak Forest Ride with a detour to see a 75 foot waterfall that is tucked into the mountainside. This trail is only $55 per rider.
Combination Trail - This trail is a 2 hour ride that takes the Summit trail, the Waterfall trail, plus a ride through dense Rhododendron thickets. This trail is only $70 per rider.
For the more adventurous rider we have a big loop trail that goes through creeks, narrow trails through the forest and has plenty of wildlife and amazing scenery all along the way. This trail is only $85 per rider.
For our four hour trail rides we offer the following:
The first is a big loop trail that goes along a secluded mountain lake, through creeks, narrow trails through the forest and has an array of plany and wildlife along the way. This trail is only $150 per rider.
Our second trail option for the four hour trail ride is a loop trail that goes through rivers, up to mountain tops and has amazing scenery along the way. This trail is $150 per rider.
Our third trail option is a three and a half to four hour ride that goes through several streams and to a waterfall tucked away in the mountainside. The upper portion of the trail follows the North Carolina/Georgia border with views of Lake Chatuge and Brasstown Bald. This trail is $115 per rider.
Other Riding Options
We can customize your riding experience with private rides, all day rides, overnight trips, and lunch/dinner rides. For those that have groups, such as Scouts, that would like to learn more about horses, we offer information sessions as well that can cater to what your group would like to learn.