Horseback Trail Rides That Are Open Now
Looking to get outside? A trail ride on horseback is a great, outdoor outing for families. Of course, there’s plenty of social distancing happening (the horses will take care of that for you)!
This ancient mode of transportation—combining scenic views and a close connection to this beautiful animal—can be therapeutic and calming, especially during these stressful times.
Note: Information is updated as of 8/5/20. As changes and closures can happen unexpectedly, we recommend contacting the business directly for the most current COVID-19 updates.
Country Trails & Riding School
1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange
One of the few equestrian facilities in Orange County to offer guided trail rides. Country Trails takes you on ride through Irvine Regional Park.
Cost: One-hour ride, $60 per rider. Two-hour ride, $120 per rider. Riders must be 8 years of age or older to ride, under 200 lbs., and not pregnant.
Horse Play Rentals
Huntington Center Park Equestrian Center
8381 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach
Enjoy a scenic tour of the equestrian center, Huntington Beach Lake, and the Urban Forest.
Cost: Trail Ride & Grooming Clinic, $125 per person. Picnic & Trail Ride, $140 per person. Couples rides and memberships available.
Palos Verdes Horse Rentals
4057 Via Opata, Palos Verdes Peninsula
Take a ride along the scenic trails of the Palo Verdes Peninsula.
Cost: 20-minute pony ride (ages 3-5), $40 per person. 45-minute trail ride, $50 per person. One-hour trail ride, $75 per person. 90-minute trail ride, $100 per person.
Sunset Ranch Hollywood
3400 N. Beachwood Dr. Los Angeles
Ride up the Hollywood Hills, where you’ll get views of the LA Basin and the Hollywood Sign. Evening tours also available.
Cost: One-hour tour, $50 per person. Two-hour tour, $75 per person. Evening tour, $95 per person. Riders must 8 years and older and adults must weight under 240 lbs.
Susie Q Ranch
28330 Mary Place, Murrieta
Offers guided horseback trails and can accommodate riders as young as 4 years old. The trail ride will take you through the meadows of Temecula Valley.
Cost: One-hour ride, $60 per person. 90-minute ride, $80 per person. Two-hour ride, $150 per person. Sunset ride and couples rides also available. Draft horses available for riders 250 lbs. max.
Will Rogers Trail Rides
1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades
Take a ride through the trails of Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades. The trail starts at the main barn in the park and you’ll ride through Inspiration Point Loop Trail, where you’ll get scenic views of LA.
Cost: 50-minute ride, $85 per person.
This post was written by Alina Na