Horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains is an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors. There are about 550 miles of the park’s trails that are open to horses.
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If you own horses, take advantage of the park’s horse camps. There are five different horseback riding camps located throughout the Smoky Mountains at various locations: Anthony Creek, Big Creek, Cataloochee, Roundbottom, and Towstring. All horse camps require a reservation for use. For more information, stop by any park visitor center for a map or call (865) 436-0120.
If you wish to rent a horse, horseback riding by the hour is available at five different commercial stables located in the park from mid-March through late November. The average cost for horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains is about $30.00 per hour. Carriage rides and hayrides are also available at certain stables.
Riding Stables In The Smokies
Cades Cove Riding Stables (Townsend, TN) – (865) 448-9009
McCarter’s Riding Stables (Sevierville, TN) – (865) 436-5354
Smoky Mountain Riding Stables (Gatlinburg, TN) – (865) 436-5634
Deep Creek Horse Camp (Bryson City, NC) – (828) 488-6961
Smokemont Riding Stables (Cherokee, NC) – (828) 497-2373