Horseback & Pony Rides

Horseback Rides

We offer the only guided Horseback Trail Rides in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Explore the backcountry on miles of trails through old growth forest and open alpine meadows. Incredible views abound as you saddle up for a spectacular adventure through the Cascade mountain range.

Our guides service a variety of well-trained horses in order to get you into the outback. They’ll ensure the saddles, stirrups and all equipment is installed properly for each rider for an enjoyable experience. Whether you’re out to ride solo, with your significant other, or with the whole family, our guides will ensure you’ll have an amazing journey along the way!

For longer than 30 minute rides, larger groups and overnight trips, please notify us in advance so custom arrangements can be made for your specific journey. Happy Trails!


  • Weight Requirement
  • Age Requirement
  • Under 240 lbs (dependent upon available horses)
  • 8 yrs or older

*If under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must sign the release form.

Fun Facts

  • Skibowl ride duration
  • MHA Minimum ride duration
  • MHA Maximum ride duration
  • Horse breeds
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 hours
  • Multi-day adventure
  • Quarter horses, Paint horses,
  • Arabian horses, Singular horses

Pony Rides

Our guides love to introduce the youngsters to the adventures of horseback riding with our beloved Pony Rides. Inside the pony ring children can enjoy a safe experience on top of one our cute ponies. Parents may follow side by side with the pony, staying close to your youngster while having the opportunity to capture some memorable photos!

We are sure that your little ones will have the time of their life, just beware - they may want their own pony afterwards!


  • Weight restriction
  • 80 lbs. or less (dependent upon available ponies)

Fun Facts

  • Ride duration
  • 5 minutes


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