duration: 3 - 6 hours
Length: 14 km/ 9 miles/ 20 km/ 12miles
Very scenic trail, exploring the Pacific Crest Trail with some challenges. This trail is for everyone with riding experience.
Riders meet their horse in our arena. Rider’s will be instructed at first with a detailed riding demonstration. Riding in a ring will ensure connect with your mount. Additionally we’ll make sure the saddle fits your seat properly, and the stirrup leathers will be adjusted to fit your length of your leg.
Afterwards, we head out on the trail.
Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep 1,250 feet elevation climb. Arrived on the ridge, the horses get a moment to catch they’re breath.The coming four miles, enjoy the possibility of long trot sequences, heading down the Pacific Crest Trail. This world famous path guides us through an ancient forest of a mixture of Jeffrey Pines, Ponderosa Pines, Manzanita Trees and Oak Trees.
After we hit Burnt Peak junction, there is a possibility to add another four more miles, for riders who wish to continue on. Otherwise we drop gently down at the fire road to Pine Canyon Road. It is a magical ride also in hot summer month, enjoy most of the ride under shade covering trees!
Descend will be on the gently dropping fire road. We meet back at the horse trailer, at the foot of the Sawmill Mountains.