Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

One of the many activities offered in the beautiful Smoky Mountains is horseback riding. You can explore the never-ending trails through the national forests of North Carolina atop a strong, majestic horse, taking in the incredible sights, sounds, and smells of nature at a leisurely pace.

Experience Smoky Mountain Views on a Horse

In between your exciting river excursions and relaxing in comfort at one of the many Smoky Mountain resorts, make the time to experience something many don’t get the chance to – a serene, horseback trek through the magnificent terrains and trails of western North Carolina. If you’re looking for an outing that is less physical than mountain biking or hiking, horseback riding through peaceful mountain trails is the activity for you!

Tours for Every Skill Level

Horseback riding is something the whole family can enjoy. Riders of all levels are welcome to enjoy horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina! Experienced trail riders will be on hand to show you what to do, so whether you are new to horseback riding or you are a seasoned pro, you can enjoy this incredible experience and make your trip to the great Smoky Mountains truly unforgettable!

Arrowmont Stable and Cabins
Escape the city and get away to mountain majesty, come stay in your very own charming mountain cabin - at a refreshing 4,000 feet. Your secluded vacation cabin has a fireplace, 2 BR's/1 Bath, some have mountain views. Plus, there's a picnic area outside with a gas grill to cook those fresh mountain trout you just caught in the lake on "your" 200 acre estate. Arrowmont Stables has one of the best horse ride programs in the SE, maybe even the country. Before every trail ride, you are given a live demonstration or shown a video describing how the horses have been trained, a little about their personality and some about safety. Then you are given an opportunity to try your horse in the ring before going on the trail. This way your horse can be changed if needed before leaving for the trail. This takes about 30-45 minutes and is free of charge. We believe it is important.Your entire family can have fun going on a hayride. Tour this beautiful mountain for about an hour. Plus, stop for a refreshing drink of some apple cider on your way back to the stables.There's plenty to do to keep you rides, trout fishing, hiking, camping, hay rides, vacation cabins and those ever popular campfire stories or just relax and enjoy the views!CALL (800)682-1092 TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPECIAL TIME!!
276 Arrowmont Trail Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828) 743-2762 Get Directions
Chunky Gal Stables
Year-round fun. Excitement for all experience levels. National forest trails. Varying terrain and length.
1306 Hot House Road Hayesville, NC 28904 (828) 389-4175 Get Directions
Smokemont Riding Stable
Authorized NPS Concessioner offering guided horseback riding within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-2373 Get Directions