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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest

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Cullowhee, United States
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Safety measures
icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Horseback riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains is a beautiful way to explore the area’s natural attractions. Trot through fern groves, past rows of wild flame azaleas, and into a white pine forest on well-trained, gentle horses. This tour includes a safety training, too, making it a good choice for beginner horseback riders and children.
  • Blue Ridge Mountain horseback riding tour from Asheville
  • Explore Blue Ridge scenery without having to hike
  • Guide leads you to forests and meadows you might miss on your own
  • Beginner horseback riders welcome—training is included
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Safety orientation
Horseback Ride (based on option selected)
Use of all equipment (horse, tack and helmet)
Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old
Ponchos or Rain coats provided for inclement weather
Majestic Trails with a variety in terrain from 4200 feet elevation at the top to 3400 feet in the valley
Local guide
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)

Departure Point

276 Arrowmont Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Plan an extra 50-60 minutes, in addition to your trail time, for your safety and training program.
  • Please Note, This Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program.
  • Your Safety Program consists of a video or live demonstration covering the horse's training, safety and horse personality.
  • You are given a chance to try your horse in the ring before departing. If needed, your horse can be changed before your trail.
  • All passenger ages must be advised at time of booking
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If it looks like rain, bring an extra T-shirt and towel
  • You will try your horse out in the ring before going on your trail
  • The Safety Program Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arrowmont Stables & Cabins

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest.

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Alisa_C
, May 2021
Our tour guide, Josh, was very knowledgeable about the tour, horses, and history of the area. He would stop intermittently to make sure everyone was still comfortable on their horse and asked if we had any questions. It was an amazing experience to get ride a horse through the Smokey Mountains. We’ll definitely be going back!!!
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Great experience!!
Donna_S
, Apr 2021
Husband was afraid prior to ride and only been on a horse once before our ride. He now can stop talking about how much he enjoyed the ride and how impressed he was with Scout. The scenery was lovely. Only wish was that we could have taken photos along the trail. Overall, great experience.
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Great place to see the country side on horseback
LynneV
, Dec 2020
Great trail ride with wonderfully trained and beautiful horses. Our guides were very informative, friendly and concerned for our safety. The safety video was very informative and funny. Great way to teach about riding safety. Thanks for a great day! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
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Good experience for those with NO horse experience!
Daniel_P
, Oct 2020
Good experience if you’ve never been on a horse! If you’re looking to truly ride/run a horse then this experience is not for you! Walked the house the the entire hour up and down narrow mountain paths! Went in the fall and the landscape was beautiful!
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Fun Mountain Ride
Maribeth_S
, Oct 2020
Wonderful experience. The horses were well trained and the staff was very helpful. Beautiful scenery.
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Felt like a real cowgirl!
Crystal_K
, Aug 2020
I’ve ridden horses before, but would still call myself a beginner for sure, saying this in the fact that I felt like this was my first actual horse ride on a trail. You definitely get your money’s worth In this tour not only do you get real training in handling a horse, but the view and the trail Is very nice, plus your on the horse for over an hour so definitely worth doing. Plus our guide Josh was extremely patient with all my freaking out moments, and I had quite a few 😕, but all in all it was a great adventure and am definitely glad that I got to do!
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