Atop A Steed: Horseback Riding in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

Atop A Steed: Horseback Riding in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

Become one with the natural surroundings of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains on the back of a beautiful horse

Hiking in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains is a must! There are tons of trails where you can view gorgeous panoramas, beautiful flora and wildlife up close. Imagine getting to take all this in from the back of a horse. There are many horseback riding opportunities you can take advantage of! Here are just a few options.  

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, established in 1934, is a national treasure. This portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the most visited national park in the United States. Over 800 square miles of nature is preserved for your enjoyment. There are several equestrian experiences you can have on these scenic trails.

  • Guided horseback rides (lasting from 45 minutes to several hours
  • Hayrides
  • Carriage ride
  • Wagon ride​
  • BYOH (bring your own horse)

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Local Ranches & Stables

There are a variety of ranches and stables in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains that offer unique experiences and one-of-a-kind insight into this region. Don’t worry if you have little to know experience. The professional equestrians will make sure you are safe and sound before you head out. Some even offer child-oriented experiences so your kids will have the time of their lives! Check out these locations and plan your Smoky Mountain horse riding adventure today!

Big Rock Dude Ranch at Ponderosa

909 Little Cove Road, Pigeon Forge | 865-428-9398 | Website

Davy Crockett Riding Stable

505 Old Cades Cove Road, Townsend | 865-448-6411 | Website

Five Oaks Riding Stables

1630 Parkway, Sevierville | 888-353-4986 | Website

Jayell Ranch

1131 Jayell Road, Sevierville | 865-776-1593 | Website