Saddle Up!

When it comes to horseback riding, western North Carolina is the place to be, and Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure is in the center of some of the best riding stables in the region. So, saddle up and hit the trails here are some of our favorite places to ride:

Cedar Creek Stables is family owned and operated and provides a variety of activities for riders of all ages and ability levels. Located in Lake Lure and open year-round, Cedar Creek offers 1 to 2 hours, guided rides along the Laurel Mountain Trail, the Nettles Trail, and the Overlook Trail, as well as shorter pony rides around their private lake trail for younger riders. Reservations for trail rides are highly recommended. Cedar Creek Stables also boast a working gem mine where visitors can try their luck, and the Pavilion at Cedar Creek Stables offers a beautiful event space overlooking their lake, barn and pasture. To make your reservation, call toll free at 877-625-6773.

Also located in Lake Lure, Riverside Riding Stables offers pony rides for the little ones, onehour trail rides for riders of all ages and abilities, 2 hour river rides for more adventurous riders ages 14 and up (be prepared to get wet as you will have the opportunity to swim your horse!), and 3 days/2 nights pack trips for groups of 4 to 6. Reservations are required, and rides begin at 10 am sharp. For more information, or to book your ride, call 866-206-0235.

Saddle Up Trail Rides in Mills River, NC takes you into the Pisgah National Forest for trail rides lasting from 1 hour up to all-day rides. With a variety of trails for all experience levels, Saddle Up Trail Rides has all of the necessary permits allowing access to the Pisgah National Forest along the North Mills River and Turkey Pen areas, and prides themselves on creating the perfect ride package for your group’s needs. All rides are by reservation only. Call 828-768-9025 or e-mail for more information.

No matter which you choose you are guaranteed a memorable riding experience. And after a day in the saddle, there is nothing quite like coming back to Rumbling Bald Resort where warm hospitality, fabulous food, and comfortable lodgings are always ready for you. To book your horseback getaway call us toll-free at 800-260-1040 or visit our website at See you soon!

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