Guided Horseback Ride Through Flame Azalea And Fern Forest - Asheville

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, Please arrive at the stated time or 5 minutes early.  , You will need to complete your Assumption of Responsibility forms At the stated time Your Safet.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    276 Arrowmont Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Theflame fern trailride combines the Majestic Flame Azalea and the lush Fern Forest for a really enjoyable trail ride for everyone.You start up the mountain traveling through a hard wood forest filled with wild Flame Azaleas. After the hardwoods, you enter an enchanting white pine forest just like in the Star Wars movie.

Highlights

Perfect for all ages and skill level

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Popular choice with kids

Ideal choice for families

Led by a local guide

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

This beautiful horseback ride combines the Majestic Flame Azalea and the lush Fern Forest for a really enjoyable trail ride for everyone.You start up the mountain traveling through a hard wood forest filled with wild Flame Azaleas. After the hardwoods, you enter an enchanting white pine forest just like in the Star Wars movie! From the pines you emerge in a beautiful open meadow at 4200ft of elevation with majestic 30 mile views out to the Blue ridge parkway. You will think you are in the legendary movie"Sound of Music." This is an amazing experience. Descending the top you travel through an old youth camp.Next, youenter an enchanting lush, deep wood, fern forest. It meanders through a dense forest before returning to the barn. This is a 200 acre working horse farm. Plan at least 2.5-hours for your adventure as Trail Time is approximately 80-Minutes plus your Safety Program.

Some RIDING TIPS:

  1. Horses don't know they are big. That's why we can control them with the bit in their mouth.
  2. Horses think like little children and expect you to protect them.
  3. You NEED to know this. Whoever is most stubborn wins. You need to be more stubborn than the horse.



Inclusions

Safety orientation

Horseback Ride (based on option selected)

Use of all equipment (horse, tack and helmet)

Helmets are mandatory for all riders

Ponchos or Rain coats provided for inclement weather

Majestic Trails with a variety in terrain from 4200 feet elevation at the top to 3400 feet in the valley

Local guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

DVD (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Plan an extra 50-60 minutes, in addition to your trail time, for your safety and training program.

Please Note, This Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program.

Your Safety Program consists of a video or live demonstration covering the horse's training, safety and horse personality.

You are given a chance to try your horse in the ring before departing. If needed, your horse can be changed before your trail.

All passenger ages must be advised at time of booking

Closed-toe shoes are required

Long pants recommended

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

If it looks like rain, bring an extra T-shirt and towel

You will try your horse out in the ring before going on your trail

The Safety Program Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

There is natural social distancing on a horse trail ride.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Dec-2022

    My wife and I enjoyed a peaceful, and beautiful horse ride. 🐎 we are planning to experience this again! Josh was an excellent guide!

  • 24-Nov-2022

    We had a good time. My particular horse Ed was a bit contrary. Be sure to check which trails you book in advance. We did the combo of fern/ azalea which I didn’t know upon booking. It was a very long ride with very steep hills, rocky , you will brush trees and branches and it’s very uneven. About 2.5 miles and took a little under two hours. There was one lookout spot that was beautiful but the rest was trees, hills and brush not the breathtaking views I thought we would see (as the website shows) These trails seem to be for a medium to advanced rider. You watch a long 30min home video of do’s and dont’s before you ride and they do provide helmets as well. Not sure we will be back again but overall glad that we experienced the ride.

  • 23-Nov-2022

    Is absolutely beautiful and the people are very helpful and knowledgeable. The horses are super nice and gentle souls.

  • 19-Oct-2022

    First time riding and Spike (the horse) was a wonderful host. Went during the fall and had a wonderful of the mountain side. Recommend for everyone.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    We unfortunately had a flat tire on the side of the mountain and were not able to make it. They were very rude and not helpful at all about the situation. Things happen but they were not willing to work with us at all. Would not recommend.

  • 25-Sep-2022

    Great guide and beautiful scenery, very calm and relaxing horse ride through the mountains. Learned a bit of history as well. Horses are very nice.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Joshua, Eric and Dover (the horse) were awesome. The ride was gorgeous and serene. Thanks guys for a wonderful experience!

  • 06-Sep-2022

    It was much further out from Asheville than we expected but definitely worth the trip. Josh was an amazing tour guide.

  • 04-Sep-2022

    Ride was nice. The into video was ridiculously long and could have been told to us while getting on the horses. 3::30 trip wasn’t done until 6:45.

  • 04-Aug-2022

    My wife and I came on our honeymoon all the way from Texas, and not only was the horseback riding fun, but the whole experience was beautiful, serene, and quite comfortable. Our guide, Joshua, was very knowledgeable and spoke up for people in the back. We also weren't expected to do much that you couldn't learn during a quick walk-through. Even the drive up the mountain was wonderful, though a little scary if you obey the speed limit😅 (Lots of switch-bqck curves)

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