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3 Places to Take Your Family Horseback Riding in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Are you looking for something fun and adventurous for your family during your Smoky Mountain vacation? To enjoy the outdoor scenery and stunning mountain views, you can see it all while you are horseback riding in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge! Horseback riding gives visitors the opportunity to explore the Smokies in a whole new way, and it’s perfect for everyone from beginners to experienced riders. Here are 3 of the best places to go horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Five Oaks Riding Stables

Make an adventure at Five Oaks Riding Stables part of your Smoky Mountain vacation! With 70 acres of land, your horseback riding experience here will showcase mountain views, creeks and streams. At Five Oaks Riding Stables, you will be a part of the Appalachian history. You will pass a moonshiners still and experience the mountains like never before! With over 60 horses to ride, Five Oaks Riding Stables are perfect for any number of guests! This is the place to go if you don’t want to travel too far from all the rest of the action in Pigeon Forge. It is located at 1630 Parkway in Sevierville. After your horseback ride, enjoy ziplining at the Adventure Park at Five Oaks on 7 unique ziplines up to 2,000 feet long!

2. Cades Cove Riding Stables

Two women horseback riding in the forest.Located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove is a historical destination for more than two million visitors each year. Most visitors plan to spend a day at Cades Cove to view all of the wildlife, like black bears and white-tailed deer. Since you will probably be spending a day in Cades Cove, why not see it all from horseback? You will cross a stream and experience mountain views of the historic Cades Cove area during your one hour ride! The trails at the Cades Cove Riding Stables are great for entire families or large groups! While you’re at Cades Cove Riding Stables, you can choose to go on a guided horse-drawn carriage ride though Cades Cove too. The company also offers hayrides for the family to enjoy. Cades Cove Riding Stables is located at 10018 Campground Drive in Townsend.

3. Sugarland Riding Stables

Sugarlands Riding Stables puts a good horse beneath you and a blue Smoky Mountain sky above you. The trails are inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so you might even be able to catch a glimpse of wildlife while you are horseback riding in Gatlinburg! You’ll have an experienced guide who will know just where to take you so you’ll have the best views of wildlife and the mountains. The horseback rides Sugarlands Riding Stables offers are great for those who’ve spent years on the back of a horse, and those who’ve never been on one before! Enjoy beautiful wooded scenery and mountain streams along your horseback ride through the Smoky Mountains. Sugarlands Riding Stables is located at 1409 Parkway in Gatlinburg.

More About Horseback Riding in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

horses in a field in the smoky mountainsIf you want to try a new outdoor adventure when you visit the Smoky Mountains, then horseback riding in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is perfect for you! You’ll see the Smokies in a different way than ever before and get up close to nature and wildlife. If you’re an experienced rider, you’ll love horseback riding in this area just as much as the beginners do! It’s a great way to get out and explore the Smokies. The incredible horses and friendly guides will make your horseback riding experience one you’ll never forget!

To find more attractions in the Smoky Mountains other than horseback riding in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, you can check out our ‘Area Attractions’ page for a list of great things to do in the area!