Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains | Cherokee, NC

How will Cherokee affect you?

Smoky Mountain Horseback Riding is Guaranteed to Make your Vacation Unforgettable

Experience the Magic of Horseback Riding in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains are some of the oldest mountains in the world. The magic and wonder of this land is apparent the moment you arrive, and spending time outdoors in nature is beneficial, whether you sit by the river and relax or hike to the top of a mountain. One incredible way to experience the Smokies is to ride the trails on a horse as people have done for hundreds of years. Horseback riding in the Great Smoky Mountains is like going back in time before modern transportation permeated the mountains. Enjoy the scenic views, the river, and the forest as you leisurely ride through ancient mountain paths. Imagine you are in another era when all people had was a horse, the trail, and themselves for miles.

Options for Horseback Riding near Cherokee, NC

Riders of all backgrounds and skill levels can find the perfect package when visiting Cherokee. Book one-hour rides or, if you are more adventurous, longer half-day excursions. Plan to cross the Oconaluftee River or ride to see a waterfall. The horses are well-trained and have the experience to cover mountain terrain safely. The local guides are friendly and have a lot of knowledge to share about area history, native flora and fauna, and other things to do in and around Cherokee. If you prefer not to ride individually, then get on the wagon train and take a relaxing ride along the river.  

Find More than Just Horseback Riding in Cherokee

The chances for outdoor adventure in Cherokee, NC are endless. Horseback riding is just one of many ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. In Cherokee, you can find fun for the whole family. Looking for some excitement? Why not tube the Oconaluftee River, hike the trails, or go mountain biking? If relaxation is the goal, consider spending the day swimming in the river, bird watching, elk watching, or simply wandering downtown. If you’re an angler, then get ready for some of the best fishing in America. In Cherokee, there is something for everyone. Our goal is to make every first-time visitor a repeat visitor. Make our home your home for a while and soak in the incredible beauty of the Smoky Mountains; when you leave, you’ll be better for it.  

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