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Gold Country Horseback Riding

Gold Country Horseback Riding Overview

Gold Country

Horseback riding in Gold Country is available in the popular towns of Murphys, Copperopolis, Pinecrest, Groveland, Yosemite and Fish Camp. Yosemite horseback riding is offered in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and Wawona. Lose the hiking boots and cover more distance in less time than hiking. Generally, horse trail rides head for the most breathtaking lookout points and other points of interest that the region has to offer. Most of the horse trail riding in Gold Country includes trips from one to two hours with helmets provided for rider safety. Although trail riding horses can be unpredictable, the horses are generally of calm temperament and disposition making them easy even for inexperienced children to ride. Below we've listed many of The horse stables in Gold Country from the vineyards surrounding Murphys to Yosemite National Park.

Gold Country

Shadow Glen Riding Stables are located east of Sacramento off Highway 50. Shadow Glen offers 1 to 2-hour trail rides along the American River at Lake Natoma. Helmets are provided See Nimbus Dam as you ride up and down hills and through trees along the river. Shadow Glen Riding Stables also offers riding lessons, grooming lessons, boarding, summer camp and more.

Shadow Glen Riding Stables
4854 Main Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 989-1826

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Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters are located along Highway 88 east of Lodi. Head out horseback riding on 3 to 5 hour trail rides to several secluded Alpine lakes. Enjoy fishing or swimming during rests. Meet at Plasse's Resort near Silver Lake.

Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters
30001 Plasse Road
Pioneer, CA 95666
(209) 785-7066

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Horse and Barrel is located west of the historic town of Murphys off Highway 4. Trail rides pass through several Sierra Foothill vineyards and one tour includes a descent into Moaning Caverns.

Horse and Barrel
2000 Nickerson Lane
Murphys, CA 95247
(209) 728-9333

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Copper Valley Trail Company is located in the heart of Gold Country near Angels Camp, Sonora, Murphys and Jamestown. Trail rides traverse local lakes, historic locations, rolling hills and scenic lookouts. The horse stables at Copper Valley offer 1-hour to all-day horseback riding. Trail riding options include wildflower, photography, sunrise, sunset and horsemanship rides.

Copper Valley Trail Company
Copperopolis, California 95228
(209) 785-9801

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Aspen Meadow Pack Station is located approximately 25-miles east of Sonora on Highway 108. The horse stables at Aspen Meadow offer 1-hour to half-day horseback riding that heads out to high-country meadows and lakes.

Aspen Meadow Pack Station, Inc.
Crabtree Road
Pinecrest, California 95389
(209) 965-3402

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Pine Mountain Lake Stables are located east of Modesto off Highway 120 at Pine Mountain Lake. The horse stables at Pine Mountain Lake offer guided horseback riding Wednesday through Sunday for 1 to 5-hours.

Pine Mountain Lake Stables
13309 Clifton Way
Groveland, California 95321
(209) 962-8667

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Yosemite

Tuolumne Meadows Stables are located on the north side of Highway 120 (Tioga Pass Road), just east of the Tuolumne Meadows Campground. The horse stables at Tuolumne Meadows offer many options from one-hour to all-day trail riding to domes, meadows, waterfalls and alpine lakes. Yosemite National Park horseback riding is offered at three locations in the park.
TIP: Tuolumne Meadows Campground has a horse camp with trailer parking for those bring their own horses.

Tuolumne Meadows Stables
Highway 120 (Tioga Pass Road)
Yosemite, California 95389
(209) 372-8427

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Yosemite Valley Stables are located near the North Pines campground at shuttle stop #18. The horse stables at Yosemite Valley offer several trail riding options from a 2-hour ride to Mirror Lake, half-day ride to Vernal & Nevada Falls, or an all-day ride past Nevada Falls to Quarter Dome and back. Horseback riding guides offer interpretive facts about the geological forces and plant & animal life. Yosemite National Park horseback riding is offered at three locations in the park.

Yosemite Valley Stables
Happy Isle Loop Road
Yosemite, California 95389
(209) 372-8348

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Wawona Stables are located off Highway 41 in Yosemite's southern, high-country community of Wawona. The stables at Wawona offer everything from easy rides around the Wawona Golf Course to backcountry trail riding to Glacier Point or Chilnualna Falls, one of Yosemite's least visited waterfalls. Yosemite National Park horseback riding is offered at three locations in the park.

Wawona Stables
Chilnualna Falls Road
Yosemite, California 95389
(209) 375-6502

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Yosemite Trails Pack Station is located just outside the south entrance of Yosemite National Park and to the east of Highway 41, near the Tenaya Lodge. The horse stables at Yosemite Trails offers 1-hour to half-day trail rides that take you into the southern portion of Yosemite National Park. Imagine horseback riding into the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias the way John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt would have done over a century ago. Also offered are chuck-wagon jamborees and sleigh rides.

Yosemite Trails Pack Station
Jackson/Big Sandy Road
Fish Camp, California 93623
(559) 683-7611

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