Horseback Riding In The Smoky Mountains

Horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains is an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors. There are more than 500 miles of the national park's trails that are open to horses, and several outstanding riding stables in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Big Rock Dude Ranch

909 Little Cove Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

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Adventure Park at Five Oaks

1628 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

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Horseback Riding In The Smoky Mountains

Horse Camps in the Smokies

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, Round Bottom, and Towstring. All horse camps require a reservation for use and have different operating schedules - generally April through October. Check the NPS website for this year's open dates.

Riding Stables In The Smokies

If you wish to rent a horse, horseback riding by the hour is available at several 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 with options on scenic park trails from 45 minutes to a few hours. Carriage rides and hayrides are also available at certain stables.

Riding Stables In The Smokies: Cades Cove Riding Stables in Townsend - (865) 448-9009; Smokemont Riding Stables near Cherokee, NC - (828) 497-2373; Smoky Mountain Riding Stables near Gatlinburg - (865) 436-5634; Sugarlands Riding Stables near Gatlinburg - (865) 436-5470

National Park Horse Trails

If you are bringing your horse to ride in the national park, be advised that not all trails are horse-friendly. Check the national park trail map when planning your trip and always use caution in the backcountry. Be prepared for natural events to determine trail conditions. Trail erosion riding isn't recommended from December to May due to the seasonal nature of the trail maintenance program. Check out the top destinations on horseback in the national park.

Horse Trails in the Smoky Mountains

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