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Take an Inside View of Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

young couple with horsesHow can you enjoy the best views of the Great Smoky Mountains? Get back in the saddle! One of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather and stunning views of summer in the Smokies is horseback riding in Pigeon Forge. This leisurely paced activity is perfect for families and groups who want to explore one of the most breathtaking areas in the country without a care.

Horseback riding may not be the first thing you think about when exploring the Smoky Mountains. Instead of an auto tour or hike consider the fresh air, breathtaking scenery that are offered with a horse trail. In a single ride, you might find yourself taking in expansive views of the highest mountains in the region, meandering through wildflower valleys and making new two and four-legged friends.

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Thoroughly enjoy the Smokies by losing yourself in nature with acres of peaceful trails and quiet mountain serenity. Though the trails seem to be miles away from the city, many of the attractions with horseback riding in Pigeon Forge are near the Parkway.

Join Visit My Smokies for an inside look at Five Oaks Riding Stables where guests can enjoy lake and mountain views on the 70+ acre nature park.

With hundreds of acres of wilderness at our backdoor, the Smoky Mountains and the trained,  professional guides at each attraction can bring out your best riding with Western-style riding year-round. There’s something special about getting away from the city for a few hours and letting the cares of the world melt away at a slow trot.

Horses__3_-MediumWhether you’ve been riding all your life or have always wanted to ride, you can enjoy a safe, guided tour that will create a lifetime of memories for the entire family. There are even stables that offer horse-drawn carriages, hay rides and wagon rides for unique views of the scenery.

Looking for other things to do in the Smoky Mountains this summer? Check out the Visit My Smokies’ What to Do tab. There you’ll find restaurants, attractions, shops and other fun things to do while vacationing in the area.

Also, be sure to click our Where to Stay tab on the homepage to find the perfect cabin, condo, campground or bed and breakfast before you arrive.