Horseback Riding

Take to a steed and enjoy the majestic Appalachian Mountains like never before. The natural beauty is even better when enjoyed on horseback! Never ridden on horseback before? No problem! The experienced guides will make sure you get the right horse for your adventure and will coach you every step of the way.

If you’re in the Asheville area, Madison County offers many opportunities for the horseback riding enthusiast. Horseback riding offers a calm and relaxing way to take in unique views of some of the area’s most beautiful vistas and dramatic back-country scenery here in the Appalachian Mountains. A horseback riding tour is a wonderful way to experience the North Carolina mountains and is fun for the whole family!

“Absolutely amazing! Went with my family today in the afternoon . Everything from the staff to the ride was wonderful , we all loved it and definitely agreed on doing it again in the future!”

-Gina F.

Horseback riding in Madison County, NC

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Located on a secluded ranch minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina that has been in the family for four generations. Picturesque trails pass through the high country, scenic mountain meadows and wooded areas of Madison County.  Find out more

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Smoky Mountain Trail Rides

With 550 acres of property, the Smoky Mountain Trail Rides provide a relaxing, informative and entertaining horseback ride. Most of the trails are covered with beautiful oak trees, and you can enjoy the incredible views in Madison County. Find out more

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Hike our trails

Madison County, NC is home to the famous Appalachian Trail as well as hundreds of miles of other hiking trails to enjoy. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or looking for an easy walk in the woods you’ll find it just north of Asheville, NC. Find out more

3 ways to cool off

It’s hot! Fortunately, Madison County, North Carolina has a number of ways to cool off this summer. Whether you’re visiting from out of state or you’re a local looking to “beat the heat”, check out our recommendations to cool off! Find out more