Area Info / Western North Carolina Horses

Western North Carolina offers a great many ways for you and your equine friends to explore its lush, natural beauty. Due to the popularity of horseback riding in the area, there are number of horse friendly bed and breakfasts, horse rental services, guided tours, and hundreds of miles of miles of trails just perfect for horses - we've collected all the best trails here! If you're looking for Asheville area horse borders, trainers and more check out our extensive Horse Care Listings. While you're at it, you can look out for horse related events, races, and exhibitions on our events page.
Asheville Area Horse Trails
  Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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  Discover the stunning beauty that makes this Park the most visited in the US. There are 4 sites you can rent a horse from - see the NPS web-site for details.  
  Moses Cone Park - Blue Ridge Parkway
  Along with its lovely horse trails, this park boasts the lavish estate of the 19th century textile magnate Moses H.Cone.  
  Brunner Stables - Hendersonville, NC
  A series of scenic access roads that snake through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Features water and 4 stalls.  
  Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
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  In addition to Fresh mountain air and breath-taking scenery, Sandy Bottoms offers a variety of rides from 1 hour to a full day ride. Wagon rides also available. website  
  Holly View Farm - Dupont State Forest
  This area's trails meander by waterfalls, ponds, and the other beautiful scenes of the Dupont forest. website  
  The Walk Inn - Dupont State Forest
  This lovely bed and breakfast features access to Dupont State Forest's horse trails as well as a stall and water for your horse. website  
  River Side Riding Stables - Chimney Rock
  Offering a delightful variety of rides from pony rides for kids 2-6 to the 2 hour long River Ride. website  
  South Toe River Area - Pisgah National Forest
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  10 miles of easy to moderate riding through the spruce and fir dotted slopes of the Black Mountain Range. PDF link  
  Ultimate Ride Campground - Brevard
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  Featuring horse-friendly camping and RV sites right by the beautiful trails of the Dupont State Forest. Only 800 yards from the Waterfall Loop Trail. website  
  Tsali Horse Trail - Tsali Recreation Area
  The Right and Left Loops are open to horses Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. website