Horseback riding offers a unique authentic experience in the mountains. Whether you bring your own horses or arrange for a guided ride while you are here, we have beautiful mountain trails waiting for you to explore.
Springmaid Mountain offers ten miles of riding trails through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Guided trail rides are offered for ages 8 and up.
Spend a morning or afternoon on winding trails that reveal nature at its best – majestic mountain vistas, gentle flowing rivers and dynamic fall foliage colors. Trail rides are guided on over 400 acres of mountain scenery. Call ahead to schedule an hour, hour and a half, or half day trail ride. Kids must be 8 or older and over 4 feet tall. Riders must weigh less than 250 lbs and wear close toed shoes. Double riding is not allowed.
Guests arrive at the stables at noon on Saturday and prepare for a five hour ride to the North Toe River primitive campsites.
Once on site, riders will set up camp for the night and cook dinner over an open flame. Sunday morning everyone will eat, breakdown camp and enjoy a leisurely two hour ride back to the stables. Overnight trail rides available April – September. Call ahead to schedule your overnight adventure now!
For short term stays, keep your horse in Springmaid’s private pastures for only $10 per night. Call for extended boarding.
Moses Cone Park
Moses Cone Park Carriage Trails
There are 24 miles of trails surrounding Flat Top Manor at Moses Cone Park. The carriage trails are open for horseback riding year round. To access these trails, parking for visitors with horse trailers is available at Trout Lake or on NC Hwy 221 just outside Bass Lake.