Horseback Riding in the Georgia Mountains
Enjoy an afternoon in the Georgia mountains with a guided horseback trail ride. There are great options to choose from in all corners of North Georgia. Choose a standard trail ride or a unique option that goes by a moonshine still or a miniature animal farm!
Find horseback riding options for riders of all skill levels and ages from the North Georgia stables below.
Horseback Riding in North Georgia
There are a lot of great places to try horseback riding in North Georgia. Check out great options from these local stables.
Horseback Riding in Blairsville
Trackrock Stables is located on 250+ acres in the mountains outside of Blairsville and offers guided trail rides that are either 1-hour or 2-hours long. They also offer weeklong “Horse Camps” to provide boys and girls a complete hands-on experience with horses and riding.
Contact & Visit Trackrock Stables
- Phone: +1 (706) 745-5252
- Address: 202 Trackrock Camp Rd, Blairsville, GA (note that it is recommended to follow directions on their website instead of mapping to the address)
- Website: trackrock.com/trail-rides
- TripAdvisor: Trackrock Stables
- Ranked #1 Outdoor Activity in Blairsville
- Rated 5.0 with 200+ reviews
Horseback Riding in Blue Ridge
Appalachian Trail Rides at S&T Stables
Visit Appalachian Trail Rides for a variety of horseback riding options on private wooded land with creek crossings. Pony rides are available for kids 5 and under (up to 50 pounds).
Contact & Visit Appalachian Trail Rides at S&T Stables
- Phone: +1 (706) 374-0362
- Address: 4100 Cutcane Road, Mineral Bluff, GA
- Website: appalachiantrailrides.com
- TripAdvisor: Appalachian Trial Rides
- Ranked #1 Thing to Do in Mineral Bluff
- Rated 5.0 with 80+ reviews
Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hells Hollow
Take a guided trail ride on a 1-hour, 1.5-hour, or 2-hour horseback ride along beautiful streams while going up and down the mountainside. Riders must be at least 8 years old. Gem mining and fishing are available during the Spring season.
Contact & Visit Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides
- Phone: +1 (706) 408-7433
- Address: 319 Hell’s Hollow Road, Blue Ridge, GA
- It is recommended to follow Waze, Google maps, or the directions on their website instead of other systems
- Website: blueridgemountaintrailrides.com
- TripAdvisor: Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides
- Rated 5.0 with 180+ reviews
Cowgirl Up Stables
Choose from a variety of horseback rides from a 35-minute novice ride to a 3-hour valley river ride (6 creek crossings!).
Contact & Visit Cowgirl Up Stables
- Phone: +1 (706) 258-2276
- Address: 327 Cashes Valley Rd, Cherry Log, GA
- It is recommended to follow the directions on their website instead of other systems
- Website: cowgirlupstables.com
- TripAdvisor: Cowgirl Up Stables
Horseback Riding in Clarkesville
Sunburst Stables provides unique horseback riding options like the option to visit an old moonshine still, a visit to a miniature animal farm, or a sunset ride with a light meal.
Contact & Visit Sunburst Stables
- Phone: +1 (706) 947-7433
- Address: 251 Sunburst Lane, Clarkesville, GA
- Website: sunburststables.com/horsebackriding
- TripAdvisor: Sunburst Adventures
- Ranked #1 Outdoor Activity in Clarkesville
- Rated 5.0 with 650+ reviews
Horseback Riding in Dahlonega
Gold City Corral & Carriage Company
The Gold City Corral & Carriage Co is located in Dahlonega within walking distance of the Forrest Hills Resort. Guests can book their horseback riding adventures at the front desk or with their group coordinator. Guided horseback rides of either 1-hour or 2-hours are available, and experienced riders can schedule half-day rides. Other unique options include hayrides, carriage rides, and chuckwagon dinners.
Contact & Visit Gold City Corral & Carriage Company
- Phone: +1 (706) 867-9395
- Address: 49 Forrest Hills Rd., Dahlonega, GA
- Website: goldcitycorral.com
Sunny Farms North
This location offers self-guided trail rides for $40 / hour per horse. Children and adults of all ages are welcome.
Contact & Visit Sunny Farms North
- Phone: +1 (706) 867-9167
- Address: Long Branch Road, Dahlonega, GA
- Website: sunnyfarmsnorth.com
Horseback Riding in Dillard
Dillard House Stables
Dillard House Stables offers a variety of horseback riding options for beginners through advanced riders. Schedule your choice of scenic farm ride or an exciting river ride that goes through the Little Tennessee River (1/2 of the ride is in the water!). Additionally, when availability allows, a 30-minute ride can be scheduled for a quick horseback ride.
Contact & Visit Dillard House Stables
- Address: 768 Franklin St, Dillard, GA
- Website: dillardhousestables.com
- Phone: +1 (706) 746-2038
Horseback Riding in Sautee Nacoochee
The 1-hour guided 3-mile trail wanders through the Sautee Nacoochee Valley and encounters the Chattahoochee River for 1.5 miles. During the summer months, the ride dips down into the “Hooch” for a refreshing river ride!
Contact & Visit Chattahoochee Stables
- Phone: +1 (706) 878-7000
- Address: 2180 Highway 17, Sautee, GA
- Website: chattahoocheestables.com
Horseback Riding in Young Harris
Brasstown Valley Stables
The horseback riding programs at Brasstown Valley include guided trail rides (1-hour or 2-hour rides) and western riding lessons. Perfect for individuals or as a unique team-building exercise.
Reservations are required and horseback programs are available by appointment only.
Contact & Visit Brasstown Valley Stables
- Phone: +1 (706) 379-9900
- Address: 6321 US Hwy 76, Young Harris, GA
- Website: brasstownvalley.com/stables
Which stable and horseback riding experience looks the most perfect for your group?
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First of all I’d like to say your articles are really great in the sense that they provide all the information you need in order to visit that particular spot.
Like the maze, I haven’t rode a horse before, though I have fed them and was close enough to get on. I love animals and that includes horses. This seems like a great trip not only do you get to enjoy riding these beautiful creatures but also get the amazing natural view! What a treat!
Hi Sariyah, Thanks so much for sharing!
Wonderful! We plan a trip to Georgia with the kids, but we didn’t know what activities to do. My kids and I love horses, so I will definitely put it on my bucket list. I just want to know if we need some riding experience to participate in one of these guided tours? Also, what clothes would you suggest wearing for a horse riding trip? Can we wear sandals or flip-flops?
I really don’t have a clue about this.
Thanks a lot!
Hi Daniella, There are horseback riding options for all skill levels, and the best gear may depend on what kind of trail you choose to take. For example, there are some trails that go through water, and you may want to wear water shoes for those types of trips. It’s best to check for specifics from the place where you book your trip. I hope you all have a great time!
Reading this article certainly brings back good memories of my childhood when we used to have horses at the farm we went to over weekends. As an adult, I have hardly ridden again, and the last time was about ten years ago, and I remember my body being so sore the next day, so as I am older now it will probably be ten times worse.
These rides in Georgia look so tempting and the scenery so pretty, so I might just try this when in the area. I will start slow with a ride like the one at Cowgirl Stables for 35 minutes so I don’t kill myself the first time on again.
Hi Michel, It’s definitely wise to take it easy when starting out and it’s nice that there are shorter horseback riding options!
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Thank you so much! It’s easy to share these amazing options for a great vacation in North Georgia! 🙂
I have never been to Georgia and would love to go so much! The more I surf through your website the more I want to go. Your recommendations for sightseeing and even vacancies are really amazing.
I love horseback riding. And as I can see once I get there I will be enjoying horseback riding in the Georgia mountains. It looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks so much. I’m glad to hear that you enjoy horseback riding and hopefully you’ll get a chance to ride one of these great trails when you visit North Georgia!
I love these Horseback riding places and Mountains, my favorite is the family group horseback riding, this way i get to go with the whole family, myself, my husband and three children.
just a question, Do we need to know how to ride a horse, i mean, I’m done before but I’m not an expert.
I wasn’t sure this adventure is only for professional horseback riding, or anyone can join the adventure.
Hi Ana, Most of these options are accessible to adults and kids with no horseback riding experience. There are a few that are tailored to more experienced riders, so make sure to double-check the details when you book your ride!
Thank you so much for this excellently written article. Wow, what a great choice you give us here. I love all, but the Appalachian Trail Ride and the horseback riding in Sautee Nacoochee I love the most. Especially the last one. To know they have horses who are trained, work, and can be retired on the property is for me important to know.
Best regards Monique
Hi Monique, I agree that the treatment of horses makes a huge difference in their attitude and it’s always nice to know that you are dealing with happy animals who are treated well! I hope you find the perfect horseback ride in the Ga mountains for your group!