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.
Big Rock Dude Ranch
909 Little Cove Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Looking for the best horseback riding in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge? Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa is the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge area's best horseback riding and outdoor adventure destination. Located just a short drive from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, enjoy ho… [+ More]Website
Adventure Park at Five Oaks
1628 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
Exploration and outdoor experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains. Challenge yourself and take in the raw beauty of the Smokies like most folks never get to experience. Whether you want to Horseback Ride or Zipline, there is exciting fun for the whole family! Saddle up … [+ More]Website
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