duration: 6 Tage
Length: 130 km/ 80 miles
costs: Own Catering $2200 / Full Catering $2.695
This riding journey offers fit and conditioned riders a unforgettable week on horseback. Our well conditioned performance horses will take riders on a adventurous expedition in remote and spectacular landscape surroundings.
Six spectacular Day Rides in panoramic California
Six Days, Seven Nights 130 km prime trail through majestic Southern California. Nature Enthusiast will love this one! Ride mountains and desert’s. Encounter California’s pristine backdrops trekking along rugged, long mountain ridges and remote, colored desert trails!
We’re at Running Horse Ranch, are proud to offer our guests this fine selections of spectacular rides, trekking with you through an beautiful native Southern California landscape.
You want to see some of California’s nature backdrops in detail, then this is the ride for you! This particular ride can be very hard on horse and rider, since it covers lots of miles/km running over technical terrain, and on some parts unmaintained trail sections. Rarly runs this trail straight (except riding through the desert), it twist and turns up and down, it guides us trough the typical California landscape! Your muscles can be challenged! Riders need to be arriving fit, and the riding hours stretching according to footing, weather, and condition of riders and horses!
- 1 Day Arrival at the ranch, and hopefully meet and ride your horse in our arena
- 2 Day Pacific Crest Trail to Burnt Peak Warm up, 15km
- 3 Day Baer Camp 20km
- 4 Day Hollywoods Movie Sets 20km
- 5 Day Blue Mountain Ridge Ride 24 km
- 6 Day White Mountain Sky Tour 30 km
- 7 Day Death Valley 30 km
- 8 Day Departure
The details of the individual riding days can be found under the picture gallery
Arrival or Pick Up from Airport
If there is still time riders meet their horse in the arena. Riders get a riding demonstration, before mounting. After a warm up in the arena we take our guests out on the trails.
Our wilderness ranch trails offer the possibility of a mix of walk, trots, canters, climbing, riding switchbacks up and down, passing through ravine and dry river beds on our inviting hill sides. You'll enjoy fantastic views all around, while exploring our rugged track. You have a great opportunity to test you horse, for the coming riding days.
Wenn Sie die Eigenversorgung gebucht haben, finden Sie die Möglichkeit unterwegs Ihre Einkäufe zu tätigen!
Nach Ankunft auf der Ranch wird die kommende Reitwoche besprochen. Falls noch Zeit ist satteln wir die Pferde und treffen die Pferde zu einem Einführungsritt auf dem Reitplatz.
Pacific Crest Trail to Burnt Peak Trail Ride
This ride will take you on a long and steep 5210 feet elevation, enjoy long stretches of trotting on the Pacific Crest Trail, riding through ancient forests and crossing magical meadows. Enjoy panoramic views all around. We drop back down to the waiting horse trailer at Bushnell Summit parking lot.
Baer Camp/ 20 km
Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep 5,750 feet elevation climb. Arrived on the ridge, the horses get a moment, to catch they're breath. From here we heading to the trail head of the world famous Pacific Crest Trail, climbing another two challenging miles. Breathtaking, scenic views will encounter us from all around!
Ride the coming four miles skilled, confident, athletic, horse riders can be challenged if they wish, while zipping at a trot on this very winding, bending, hilly up and down wilderness path. In addition riders will have to look out for upcoming branches. Bending balanced over the horse neck, side wards, or leaning back over your mount is required, to avoid sometimes the bushy branches. Most of our guest riders will break here a sweat!
For riders which prefer to take it easy, we just enjoy this beautiful, breathtaking trail at a walk, mixed up with some short trotting sessions here and there to cover miles a little faster.
A deserved break will be taken in Bear Camp! Afterwards we head back on the PCT.
Hollywoods Movie Set Location
After loading our trail partners this morning in to the trailer, we enjoy a scenic drive passing typical American Ranch country side!
Arrived at the world famous film location, let's explore the stunning rock formations, created by a long evolution from earthquake activity of the San Andreas Fault Line. Those bizarre looking giant stone's, appearing in many Hollywood Movies, Television Shows and Commercials.
The views are impressive, breathtaking through the ears of our horses. The twisting and turning, up and down switching back and forth trail, ask for a strong and sure footed horse. Scenery is breathtaking, and will you not leave unimpressed.
After this ride we pausing at a American diner for a late lunch.
Blue Mountain Ridge Ride 24km
Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep elevation gain- up to 5800 feet. Experience a California sunrise, while climbing up the Manzanita Mountain on Running Horse Ranch. Arrived half way on the ridge, horses get a moment to catch they're breath. From here we heading to the trail head of the world famous Pacific Crest Trail, climbing another two challenging miles. Impeccable breathtaking, scenic views hugging us from all around! You'll feel to be on top of the world.
On to the coming two miles- balanced, confident, athletic, horse riders can be challenged if they wish, while zipping at a trot on this very winding, bending, hilly, up and down wilderness path. In addition riders will have to look out for upcoming branches. Bending balanced over the horse neck, side wards, or leaning back of your mount is required, to avoid sometimes the bushy branches. Most of our guest riders will break here a sweat!
Depending on the footing, we continue our ride, at a walk or trot, through oak forests, and crossing magical meadows. You'll be enjoying stunning views across the Mohave Desert to the Tehachapie Mountains, and Los Padres National Forest. With some luck we maybe finding the possibility to watch some wildlife like deer, coyote or mountain lion.
The last four miles we descent to Sandberg.
Arriving at historical Sandberg, we untack our horses, offer them water, allow them to roll, and load them in the trailer. Before we haul back to the ranch we stop for a well deserved lunch in a Mexican Restaurant in the small city of Gorman.
White Mountain Sky View Tour
Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep 5130 feet elevation. Arrived on the ridge, the horses get a moment, to catch they're breath.
Once we reach the ridge you'll enjoy long stretches of trotting on the winding Pacific Crest Trail, heading towards Mexico. We'll pass through oak forests, pine and cedar trees, and crossing magical meadows. You'll be enjoying stunning views across the desert to the Tehachapie Mountains, and Los Angeles. With some luck we maybe finding the possibility to watch some wildlife.
After we pass Lion Mountain, we trot on the sandy, white fire road towards our little village Lake Hughes. Grand impeccable views, all across the Mohave Desert,- often joined by a strong wind breeze surrounding us, until we dip into that sleepy valley of our small town.
Arriving at the trailer, we untack our horses, offer them water, allow them to roll, and load them up in the trailer. Before we haul back to the ranch we stop for a well deserved lunch in a Biker Bar "Rock Inn" in our little town of Lake Hughes.
Encounter Death Valley 30 km 4-7 h
Very early take of for this full ride day. We leave the ranch during the summer month around 2 AM driving through a shining full moon. Today we heading out in to a remote desert, boarding the west side of Death Valley. White sandy roads will invite us for some fast trotting miles, and sandy rarely used trails asking for a slow down. The desert is usely windy and comforting cooling in hot summer month. Since we ride this day on a fairly fast pace we accomplish this ride before 10 AM.accomplish this ride before For this day our horses will have a fantastic condition. We are leaving to catch the sunset Für den letzten Reittag haben Sie nun genug Kondition um diesen 30km Ritt frisch und fröhlich zu überstehen!
Kurz nach dem Morgengrauen geht es los mit einem drei Km Kletteranstieg zu den Sawmillmountains. Oben angekommen geben wir den Pferden eine kurze Verschnaufspause.
Während langer Trabreprisen folgen wir flott auf dem Bergrücken dem schlängelnden Pacific Crest Trail mit traumhaften Aussichten auf die Wüste.
Wir kreuzen Burnt Peak und traben weiter auf dem PCT bis zur nächsten Kreuzung um auf die sichere Feuerstrasse überzuwechseln. Sobald der Boden es erlaubt geht es flott weiter auf weissen Sandwegen bis zum nächsten Trailkopf des PCT. Der Abstieg zur Lake Hughes Road erfolgt auf der einsam gelegenden Feuerstrasse. Unten angekommen wartet der Pferdeanhänger. Wir satteln ab, lassen die Pferde wälzen und verladen.
Unsere Mittagessen unternehmen wir in unserem Ort dem historischen "Rock Inn".
Anschliessend erfolgt eine kurze Heimfahrt zu Ranch!
Goodby and Departure
Today it is time to say goodby. We drop you back of at town, rental car, or airport.