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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding stables is a family attraction for Smoky Mountain guest and neighbors alike.  Horseback riding on over 500 acres with 100 horses and cowboys keeps the action going Year round!

Horseback Riding in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee offers our guests a chance to experience the thrill and entertainment of live horseback riding while in a safe and protected environment with gorgeous views and perfect weather and trail conditions that are perfect for the whole family. Plus, the safety of having experience guides along for the ride is always an option. And you will love the gentle horses chosen for the very special duty of carrying your loved ones.

Horseback Riding Options in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area of the Smoky Mountains include several fine stables. Some of the most popular are listed below:


Walden’s Creek Riding Stables, located on the web at http://waldencreekstables.com , and via phone at 865-429-0411, is the closest and largest of the local riding areas.

The Walden Creek riding stables are a family attraction for Smoky Mountain guest and neighbors alike. Horseback riding on over 500 acres with 100 horses and 50 riding cowboys keeps the action going seven days a week, including Christmas Day! There’s plenty excitement an adventure for the entire family no matter your horseback riding skills, even if you’ve never ridden.

From our Valley Hill Ride to our Mountain Adventure Ride we’re sure you’ll find a horseback riding trail best suited to your sense of adventure. On scheduled Wild West Show nights our weekly horseback riders enjoy hay rides, cowboy shootouts, horseback trick riding, live entertainment, lots of vittles and drink. We also perform western weddings, offer primitive cabin rentals to large groups and much more. So whatcha waiten fer, come out and have some old fashioned clean family fun and take back memories to last a life time! Walden Creek Riding Stables is not just another place to ride horses but a western spun adventure!

For special needs, call ahead and see how we can accommodate you. We recommend calling ahead for riding reservations, this is to avoid long waiting periods. Believe everyone on our ranch deserves to have the darndest dang time! Our western atmosphere gift shop has been completed to its first stage. Currently offering western wear, t-shirts, jewelry and more! Additional plans are in the works for future growth to add pleasure to your western adventure.


Ponderosa Horseback Riding, located via phone at 865-428-9398, is just off traffic light number 10 in Pigeon Forge. Lil Ponderosa horseback riding stables offers a stocked fishing pond, gem mining, free petting zoo, and shaded picnic areas.


Douglas Lake Riding Stables, located on the web at http://www.douglaslakestables.com , and via phone at 865-428-3587, features lake and mountain views beside Douglas Lake, the largest lake in the area. Douglas Lake Stables offers a free cowboy hat and free color photo, and a family half off price special.


Five Oaks Riding Stables, located just off the main parkway just a few miles from Smoky Cove Resort, offers the ultimate in a convenient and easily found location. Our trails take you through scenic forest coves and majestic h ill tops in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Our guides are some of the most knowledgeable and skilled riders around. Whether it is a leisure trail ride for a half-hour or an hour, we can saddle up your needs. Five Oaks can be reached at 865-453-8644.