Horseback Riding & Trail Rides

Springmaid Mountain offers a wide variety of equestrian services, including trail rides, lead line rides for children, as well as daily and long-term boarding options.

Note: Except for lead lines, children must be at least eight years of age and over four feet tall. Riders must weigh less than 250 pounds and wear closed-toe shoes. Double riding is not allowed.

Trail Rides

Spend a morning or afternoon on winding trails that reveal nature at its best – majestic mountain vistas, gentle flowing rivers and dynamic fall foliage colors. Trail rides are guided on over 400 acres of mountain scenery. Reservations are required so call ahead to schedule an hour or hour-and-a-half long trail ride.

Ride Times (Call for Reservations):
Hour-and-a-Half: 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.
One Hour: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Rates (valid for both guests and non-guests):

$60/person - 1 ½ hour trail ride

$45/person - 1 hour trail ride

Lead Lines

$10 - ½ hour for parent/adult lead

The lead lines allow smaller children to enjoy the riding experience. A saddled horse is provided for a parent or adult to lead the child on a short walk in the vicinity of the equestrian center.

Horseback Riding Lessons

Please call or email Kaitlyn Hermans at 828.765.5353 for private horseback riding lessons. Group lessons will begin March 2022.


Day Use

Visitors are welcome to bring their horses to Springmaid to ride the trails. Daily equestrian fee is $10 per horse and is payable at the Front Office on arrival.


For short term stays, keep your horse in our private pastures for only $10 per night. Call for extended boarding.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 828-765-2353, toll-free at 888-297-0725, e-mail us or use our online request form.