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Sierra Nevada Horseback Riding

Sierra Nevada Horseback Riding Overview

High Sierras

Sierra Nevada horseback riding includesLake Tahoe, Yosemite, Mammoth, Sequoia, horse trail riding, horse camp and riding tours. 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 the Sierras 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 the Sierra Nevada Mountains from the shores of Lake Tahoe to Lake Isabella.

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 horseback riding options from one-hour to all-day trail rides to domes, meadows, waterfalls and alpine lakes. Horseback riding in Yosemite National Park 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 horseback riding options from 2-hour trail rides to Mirror Lake, half-day trail rides to Vernal & Nevada Falls, or all-day trail riding past Nevada Falls to Quarter Dome and back. Riding guides offer interpretive facts about the geological forces and plant & animal life. Horseback riding in Yosemite National Park 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 horse stables at Wawona offer everything from easy trail rides around the Wawona Golf Course to backcountry trail riding to Glacier Point or Chilnualna Falls, one of Yosemite's least visited waterfalls. Horseback riding in Yosemite National Park 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 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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Kings Canyon

D & F Pack Station is located northeast of Fresno off Highway 168, on the shore of Huntington Lake. This is a lesser traveled region situated between Yosemite National Park to the north and Sequoia/Kings Canyon to the south. The horse stables at D & F offer 2-hour to all-day horseback riding that includes traversing the shores of Huntington Lake, high-altitude scenic spots, and local lakes, rivers, streams and meadows. Also offered are spot trips, extended pack trips and full-service trips.

D & F Pack Station
Highway 168
Lakeshore, California 93634
(559) 893-3220

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image compliments of Shaver Lake Stable

Shaver Lake Stable is located northeast of Fresno off Highway 168. Shaver Lake Stable is situated a half mile past Camp Edison Campground at Shaver Lake. Experience the great outdoors, horseback riding by cool blue waters, through beautiful pine trees and taking a break from the summer heat. The horse stables at Shaver Lake offer pleasant one or two-hour trail riding adventures. They're open - Spring through Fall.

Shaver Lake Stable
Highway 168
Shaver Lake, California 93664
(800) 434-7433

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Cedar Grove Pack Station is located in the northernmost portion of Kings Canyon National Park off Highway 180 (Kings Canyon Scenic Byway). Situated just past the Cedar Grove Visitor Center, The horse stables at Cedar Grove offer horseback riding to waterfalls and through a Giant Sequoia forest. Overnight or multi-day pack trips are also available.

Cedar Grove Pack Station
Highway 180 (Kings Canyon Scenic Byway)
Kings Canyon, California 93633
(559) 565-3464

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Grant Grove Stables are located off Highway 180 (Kings Canyon Scenic Byway) in the north portion of Kings Canyon National Park, near the entrance to the General Grant Tree. The horse stables at Grant Grove offer guided horseback riding through a Giant Sequoia forest.

Grant Grove Stables
Highway 180 (Kings Canyon Scenic Byway)
Kings Canyon, California 93633
(559) 335-9292

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Sequoia

Big Meadow Horse Corral is located off the Highway 198 (Generals Highway) between Lodgepole in Sequoia National Park and Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. From Highway 198, head east on Big Meadow Horse Corral Road and follow past Big Meadows Campground to The horse stables. Join a guided horseback riding trip through the dense forest to wide open meadows. Overnight and multi-day pack trips are also available.

Big Meadow Horse Corral
Big Meadow Road (FS 13S11)
Sequoia National Park, CA 93633
Summer: (559) 565-3404
Winter: (559) 565-6429

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Balch Park Pack Station is located off Highway 190 east of Porterville. The horse stables at Balch Park offer everything from 1 hour horseback riding to multi-day pack trips. Horseback trail rides venture into Sequoia National Forest and can include Giant Sequoia groves, backcountry meadows and crater lakes.

Balch Park Pack Station
Springville, California 93265
(559) 539-2227

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Golden Trout Wilderness Pack Trains are located off Highway 190 east of Porterville. The horse stables at Golden Trout Wilderness offer everything from 2 hour horseback riding to multi-day pack trips, dunnage trips, fishing trips and food drops. Horseback trail rides venture into Sequoia National Forest and can include Giant Sequoia groves, swimming holes, water slides, backcountry meadows and view points.

Golden Trout Wilderness Pack Trains
Camp Nelson, California 93265
(559) 535-5304 or (559) 542-2816

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Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson is located on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe and offers horseback riding lessons, guided trail rides, hay & sleigh rides and pack trips. The horse stables are just a portion of the offerings that Camp Richardson provides including cabins, camping, boat rentals, beaches, fishing, restaurants and more.

Camp Richardson Resort
1900 Jameson Beach Road
South Lake Tahoe, California 96158
(800) 544-1801

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Cascade Stables is located near Sugar Pine Point on the western shore of Lake Tahoe. The horse stables at Cascade offer guided horseback riding from one hour to all-day, multi-day pack trips, fishing trips and breakfast & steak trail rides. Most trail rides head to Cascade Lake.

Cascade Stables
2199 Cascade Road
South Lake Tahoe, California 96158
(530) 541-2055

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Tahoe horseback riding - image provided by Zephyr Cove Resort

Zephyr Cove Stables are located on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe at the Zephyr Cove Resort. The horse stables at Zephyr Cove offer guided horseback riding of 1 to 2 hours and breakfast, lunch or dinner trail rides. The horse stables are just a portion of the offerings available at the resort including boat rentals, fishing, camping, cabins, restaurants, dinner cruises and more.

Zephyr Cove Stables
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
(775) 588-5664

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Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center is located at the Tahoe Donner ski resort north of Lake Tahoe. The horse stables at Tahoe Donner offer Pony rides, 1 or 2 hour horseback riding, barbecue rides, riding lessons, horse camp and more.

Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center
11509 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, California 96161
(530) 587-9470

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Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters are located along Highway 88 east of Lodi, near Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Horseback riding options include 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. Plasse's Resort also offers camping and boating on Silver Lake.

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

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Bridgeport

Aspen Meadow Pack Station is located approximately 80-miles west of Bridgeport 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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Kennedy Meadows Pack Station is located between Sonora to the west and Bridgeport to the east, off Highway 108. The horse stables at Kennedy Meadows offer one-hour trail rides to multi-day pack trips. Enjoy horseback riding along a scenic loop through Upper Meadow, to a vista overlooking a reservoir, or into the backcountry to Kennedy Lake for some superb trout fishing. All-inclusive pack trips include a guide, cook, stock, food and most camping equipment.

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station
Highway 108
Kennedy Meadows, California 95364
(209) 965-3911

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Leavitt Meadows Pack Station is located northwest of Bridgeport approximately 7 miles from the Highways 395 & 108 junction. The horse stables at Leavitt Meadows offer extended pack trips, fly fishing trips, all-inclusive horse camp trips, backpacker drops and backpacker resupplies. Leavitt Meadows is conveniently situated within reach of several High Sierra lakes.

Leavitt Meadows Pack Station
7386 Highway 108
Bridgeport, California 93517
(530) 495-2196

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Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit is located south of Bridgeport off Highway 395. The horse stables at Virginia Lakes offer everything from 2, 4 & 8 hour horseback riding adventures to all-inclusive horse camp trips, fly fishing trips and pack trips. Backcountry Yosemite and multiple High Sierra lakes are easily accessible on horseback.

Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit
Bridgeport, California 93517
(760) 937-0326

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Mammoth Lakes

Frontier Pack Train is located on the June Lake Loop off Interstate 395 approximately 30-minutes north of Mammoth. The horse stables are situated off June Lake Loop (Highway 158) between the Double Eagle Resort and Silver Lake. They offer horseback riding by the hour, day or whatever you're in for. Longer trips include trail riding into backcountry Yosemite, horse drives, golden trout trips and hiking with a pack train.

Frontier Pack Train
June Lake Loop (Highway 158)
June Lake, California 93529
(760) 648-7701

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Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit is located west of Highway 395 off Lake Mary Road between Lake Mary and Twin Lakes. The horse stables at Mammoth Lakes offer horseback riding by the hour, day or whatever you're in for. Pack trips to the backcountry often include hikers and riders. Options include seasonal horse drives, Bodie Ghost Town and all-inclusive pack trips.

Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit
Lake Mary Road (Highway 203)
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
(888) 475-8747

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Red's Meadow Pack Train is located west of Highway 395 off Minaret Summit Road behind Mammoth Mountain. The horse stables a part of the Red's Meadow Resort and offer everything from short horseback riding trips to multi-day horse drives through the Sierras. Single day trail rides include Devil's Postpile National Monument and the Rainbow Falls trails. Longer pack trips follow the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails. Minaret Summit Road is closed to vehicles other than the Reds Meadow Shuttle departing from the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge, those with overnight reservations at Red's Meadow Resort and the physically disabled.

Red's Meadow Pack Train
Lake Mary Road (Highway 203)
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
(800) 292-7758

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Convict Lake

Convict Lake Resort is located off Interstate 395 just 10-minutes southeast of Mammoth Lakes. The horse stables at Convict Lake offer horseback riding through Convict Canyon with spectacular views of Convict Lake and towering granite mountains. The Convict Lake Resort also offers a marina, general store, restaurant, cabins, campgrounds and more.

Convict Lake Resort
Convict Lake Road
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
(800) 992-2260

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McGee Creek Pack Station is located at the McGee Creek Road turnoff from Interstate 395 south of Mammoth Lakes across from Lake Crowley. The horse stables at McGee Creek offer horseback riding by the hour, day or whatever you're in for. They have several options for secluded lake trail riding.

McGee Creek Pack Station
McGee Creek Road
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
(800) 854-7407

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Bishop

Rock Creek Pack Station is located at the Rock Creek Road turnoff from Interstate 395 south of Mammoth and Lake Crowley. Watch for 'Tom's Place' and you're there. The horse stables at Rock Creek offer horseback riding by the hour, day or whatever you're in for. Multi-day pack trips through the Sierras is another option. They have several riding options for secluded lake trail rides.

Rock Creek Pack Station
Rock Creek Road
Crowley Lake, CA 93546
(760) 935-4493

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Rainbow Pack Outfitters is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Bishop off Highway 168 (Line Street) & South Lake Road. They are situated directly behind Parchers Resort. The horse stables at Rainbow Pack Outfitters offer everything from 30 minute horseback riding to backpacker drops, backpacker resupplies, fly fishing trips and pack trips.

Rainbow Pack Outfitters
2100 South Lake Road
Bishop, California 93515
(760) 873-8877

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