Horseback Riding in Townsend

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Townsend is the perfect place to enjoy some horseback riding, and there are many local stables where you can take guided horseback tours. This is an excellent family activity, particularly if you are an animal lover. Horses are sweet and majestic animals, and a horseback ride is the perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of this area. Whether you are just climbing onto a horse for the first time or have been riding for years, there are plenty of options available for you. The expert local guides will make sure you have a wonderful time and that you are riding safely.

It’s important to make sure you are safe while riding so that you can have the best experience possible. You should always be sure to wear a helmet while riding a horse. Be honest with your guide about your level of ability so that they can give you appropriate guidance, and be sure to always follow their instructions while out on the trail. Don’t try anything you aren’t totally comfortable with while riding. If you are experienced, you can also rent a horse for the day and take them out on your own. There are even some facilities that will allow you to bring your own horse if you own one.

The riding stables at Cades Cove National Park are one of the most popular places to ride horses in the area. You can take rides from here into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Davy Crockett Riding Stables also offer local equestrian services in the area, where you can take guided horseback rides for the day. If you are an experienced rider who is comfortable with unguided rides, you can head to Next to Heaven, which provides these unguided rides as well as fun ziplining services and local cabins.

All three of these rides are an excellent way to enjoy the beauty of the nearby forests and mountain range. While on horseback you can really take in the scenery around you, and you’ll get to enjoy a special connection with these beautiful animals as well.

There are many places to enjoy an equestrian adventure. You can ride around Cades Cove, the Smoky Mountains or the Townsend area.

Davy Crockett Riding Stables 505 Old Cades Cove Road (865) 448-6411
Next to Heaven Ziplines & Unguided Horse Tours 1239 Wears Valley Road (865) 448-6947
Riding Stables at Cades Cove
National Park
10018 Campground Drive (865) 448-9009

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