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Horseback Riding

Penny and I enjoy going horseback riding when we are in the mountains. We have visited a few stables and like all of them that we have visited. One thing we have learned is some of them are on level ground and some of them go up and down the mountains. The reason this is important to know is the ones on more level ground is less challenging on the rider. If you are up for the challenge and the workout, go for the hills. If you are just looking for a relaxing ride with less work on the rider, find one that has fewer hills.


Cades Cove Riding Stables

Cades Cove Riding Stables

Come and explore the wilderness of Tennessee as it appeared to some of America’s first settlers, from the saddle. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters! You'll even discover a bit about our Cove as our guides share stories of the remnants of the historic settlement of the area.

For kids from 1 to 100, expert riders to first timers, a trip back in time through the breathtaking wilderness of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget. We have a range of activities available that the entire family can appreciate. All you have to do is choose your own adventure.

Visit their website at CadesCoveStables.com


Smokemont Riding Stable

Smokemont Riding Stable

Smokemont Riding Stable offers a safe, fun, family friendly horseback riding experience within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our natural riding trails feature beautiful wooded scenery, native flora and fauna, and mountain streams and waterfalls.

All horses are well trained and experienced mountain trail horses.

Friendly, knowledgeable, experienced guides help make a truly enjoyable riding experience.

Same onsite manager for more than 18 years.

Groups are welcome, but please call for reservation or advance notice.

Great fun for the whole family! Beginner and experienced riders welcome.

Visit their website at SmokemontRidingStable.com


Sugarlands Riding Stables

Sugarlands Riding Stables

A good horse beneath you. A blue sky above. Just the creaking of saddle leather and the smell of fresh air. That's the beauty of a visit to Sugarlands Riding Stables - Gatlinburg TN. Enjoy a peaceful view of the Great Smoky Mountains on the back of a well trained horse. Our natural beautiful horseback riding trails inside the National Park await you with an experienced guide that just might lead you into a flock of wild turkeys, a herd of wild deer or even black bear climbing a tree. Whether you are a novice, or an experienced rider, you are guaranteed a great horseback ride with Sugarlands Riding Stables - Gatlinburg TN

Visit their website at SugarlandsRidingStables.com


Five Oaks Riding Stables

Five Oaks Riding Stables

If you’re the type of person that loves nature and horseback riding look no further than Five Oaks Riding Stables in the Great Smoky Mountains. This 70 acre nature park will give you the opportunity to ride with the view of a beautiful mountain lake and the majestic Mount LeConte like you’ve never seen it before.

While on our historical trails, you will encounter the remnants of an authentic moonshiners still! At Five Oaks Riding Stables we believe you deserve more than just a horseback ride, but also an experience of the Appalachian Mountains history. Though in the Great Smoky Mountains we are surrounded in history, it is the critters that receive the most attention.

Visit their website at FiveOaksRidingStables.com