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Smokemont Riding Stables

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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
+1 828-497-2373
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Smokemont Campground

The Smokemont Campground is opposite the Horse Stables. my Campsite was #B23 and sits in an almost... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Ken K
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Lakeland, Florida
WOW THE BEST

This is the best ride by far with a tunnel and a river to cross. The staff is great, the horses are... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
sleary1961
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Ocala, Florida
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Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just off US 441, 6 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. We offer guided horseback riding trips from one hour to 4 hours long. Each ride is unique and may feature river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.
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“hour ride” (100 reviews)
“waterfall ride” (21 reviews)
“well taken care” (23 reviews)
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135 Smokemont Riding Stable Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-5505
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Smokemont Campground is opposite the Horse Stables. my Campsite was #B23 and sits in an almost complete sunny area. The campsites are spacious, clean and open. It wasn't to over crowded. The Restrooms are clean and nearby but no showers available. There a river...More

Thank Ken K
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is the best ride by far with a tunnel and a river to cross. The staff is great, the horses are well trained. The ride includes crossing a river coming and going. From horse country Ocala to Cherokee NC it is worth the ride...More

Thank sleary1961
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was our second trip. The place is clean, the animals well cared for and the guides are professional and courteous. They also share a lot of interesting information about the trail and the area.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went on Monday afternoon on the 1hour ride, it was the best experience we had while we were in Cherokee, NC. I had never rode a horse before and the guide was very helpful and friendly made my experience GREAT. Glad we did this...More

Thank Erica T
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

As someone who grew up on the back horse I was hesitant that this would be touresty but it definitely wasn't. We did the 2 1/2 ride which was perfect for an afternoon. The trails are super exciting due to how narrow and steep they...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My two teenaged daughters wanted to take a horseback ride through the mountains on our recent trip to Smoky Mountain National Park. We chose Smokemont based on other reviews. Since neither of them had riden before we were looking for a place that would take...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I enjoyed the 2.5 hour ride to a waterfall. Our guide, Dylan, was a nice young man. The horses knew the trail extremely well and I felt confidant even though part of the trail seemed very narrow! I would love to visit...More

1  Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This place is awsome! The ride was beautiful, certainly for beginners. But I, as an advanced rider also had the best time. For me the happiness of the horses is really important, and they are super wellicht cared for, friendly and sensitive. Randy showed me...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My wife and I were hesitant to go horseback riding. Neither of us had much experience riding, and hadn't been on a horse in about 40 years. After speaking to the guide we felt comfortable giving it a shot. We took the one hour trail...More

1  Thank Bruce K
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended! We chose the 1 hour trail ride. It was my husband & I, along with our 22 year old daughter. Beautiful scenery, just you and nature. Our trail guide, Tim, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and even offered to take pictures of us on...More

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Pinkhairlady
7 August 2017|
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Response from eddielegge | Reviewed this property |
Seems like I read something to the effect of around 220-230 on the limits.
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Shellbert612
13 December 2016|
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Response from surge55 | Reviewed this property |
5. Year olds can ride,,, prices vary,, check their website
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Kyle B
7 September 2016|
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Response from tmgeister | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain but they did have a place for unloading for people bringing their own horses. If you were to call they should be able to tell you. I would say if yes be certain you really know your horses capabilities... More
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