Discover the magic of the Great Smoky Mountains from a unique perspective on horseback with our diverse range of rides and experiences. At Smokemont Riding Stables, we cater to all ages and skill levels, offering horseback rides for riders ages 5 and up, and wagon rides suitable for all ages. Each ride is designed to showcase the breathtaking beauty of the Smokies and provide an unforgettable experience. Explore our offerings below and choose the adventure that speaks to you.

1hr River Crossing Trail

Explore the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains on our Hourly Rides. Ford the Oconaluftee River, traverse a tunnel beneath US 441, and embark on a scenic 3-mile loop through the mountains. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with nature.

  • Departure Times: Every hour from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Riders must arrive 30min. prior for check-in)
  • Rate: $50 per rider
  • 1hr in length

2.5hr Waterfall & Riverside Trail

Immerse yourself in nature with our 2.5-hour Waterfall Ride. Journey a mile above the Smokemont Campground, ride alongside mountain streams, and reach the breathtaking Chasteen Creek Waterfall.

  • Departure Times: 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, & 3:00 pm
  • Rate: $125 per rider.
  • 2.5hrs in length with 15min. break

Riverside Wagon Ride

Experience the charm of the Old Turnpike Road on our Wagon Ride. Travel alongside the Oconaluftee River, pass wildlife-rich fields, and absorb historical insights on the local area. No age or weight restrictions apply, making it perfect for the whole family.

  • Departure Times: 9:45 am – 4:45 pm
  • Rate: $30 per rider.

Coming This Season! Photography Experience

Capture unforgettable moments on this 20-minute interactive horseback ride. Pose for professional photos to take home with you, while also interacting closely with horses.

  • Departure Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Rate $50 per session: Experience Includes five digital photos available for download. Please note, that rides are for individuals only, and poses are predetermined.