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Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail

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Cullowhee, United States
Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail
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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Follow your guide on a 45-minute horseback riding adventure at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Choose from a variety of departure times, and ride the beautiful Fern Forest Trail, traveling through a dense forest on relatively flat terrain at 4,000 feet. This gentle trail, situated in the Nantahala National Forest, is suitable for all skill levels. Guided safety training plus a ‘test drive’ and helmet (mandatory for those under 18) are provided.
  • Horseback riding tour in the North Carolina mountains
  • Get to know the horses and select the perfect one to ride
  • Travel the Fern Forest Trail, with elevations up to 4,000 feet
  • Guided safety training included
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Safety orientation
Horseback ride (based on option selected)
Use of all equipment (horse, tack, and helmet)
Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old
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
DVD (available to purchase)

Departure Point

276 Arrowmont Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Upon arrival at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee, North Carolina, meet the horses and begin a 40- to 50-minute safety program that includes a video or live horse training and safety demonstration. Get to know the horses' personalities and, if desired, try the horse of choice in ‘the ring’ before departing. Helmets (as well as raincoats/ponchos) are provided at no charge.

Travel through the Old Fort Lodge, a former youth camp that is still used for activities and special events, then embark on the beautiful Fern Forest Trail with your guide, riding through a lush, deep wood at 4,000 feet. Situated within the Nantahala National Forest, the trail is relatively flat considering its elevation and is suitable for all skill levels. Look for a variety of wildlife in their natural environment, including local wild turkeys and deer.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 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: The safety program 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
  • Ages need to be given at time of booking so we may assign proper horses
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arrowmont Stables & Cabins

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What is the maximum group size during Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Nice place, very remote.
, Apr 2021
Nice ride, horses were great. Very remote. Beautiful drive to get there too but warning it is about 1 1/2 hours from Asheville.
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