Horseback Riding | Cherokee, NC

How will Cherokee affect you?

Horseback riding the way it used to be—as it always will be in Cherokee.

Forget cars. Explore this natural wonderland by foot or by hoof. These trails were made for one or the other. Up high on your horse’s back, you can let your eyes drift over the quiet foliage and bustle of forest creatures hiding and peeking out to see you as you clop by. What was that streak of red? Could it be the Scarlet Tanager? Is that cave by the trail the entrance to the spirit world where the Yunwi Tsunsdi dwelled? If so, you’re in good hands. They are known by the Cherokee to be a kind-hearted race of spirits who once helped lost children find their way home. As you travel the old trails where these Cherokee stories came into being, let yourself be carried by more than just the wonder of the culture.

Horseback Riding

Smokemont Riding Stables

The Smokemont Riding Stables, located within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offers some of the best horseback riding in North Carolina. You can enjoy short hourly rides, longer excursions to Cherokee’s waterfalls, or wagon rides through the Cherokee landscape. With well-seasoned and sure-footed horses, and knowledgeable and friendly guides, this is a Cherokee attraction you simply can’t miss.

Sample Trips