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Address: 1262 Little Buck Creek Rd, White Salmon, WA 98672-9002
Phone Number: +1 509-493-4965
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Northwestern Lake Riding Stables is located in the Columbia Gorge just...

Northwestern Lake Riding Stables is located in the Columbia Gorge just outside of White Salmon, Washington, and across the river from Hood River, Oregon. We are about 1 ½ hours east of Portland, Oregon. Northwestern Lake Riding Stables is unique, because it sits in its own little valley surrounded by the majestic Cascade Mountains of Washington. Our trails wander up and down hills, through creeks and streams, and offer stunning views of the valley and Mt. Hood. Wildlife abounds, and there are frequent sightings of deer, wild turkeys and an occasional elk. We provide guided trail rides, from one to four hours depending on the stamina of your “Derriere”.

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I've visited NW Lake Riding Stables twice now. Once with my husband, and recently with family visiting from out of town. Both times were memorable and positive experiences. For my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've visited NW Lake Riding Stables twice now. Once with my husband, and recently with family visiting from out of town. Both times were memorable and positive experiences. For my recent visit, my cousin and I did the 2-hour tour, arriving at 1:30 for the half hour safety lecture with Cindy, followed by horseback riding from 2-4 with Mike. Safety... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Everything was excellent we took a summer ride with myself, another child as well as an adult we went over safety procedures in detail as well as what to do in an emergency situation during the ride the guides were attentive and helpful and checked on us often :) and it was a beautiful ride, the horses were well behaved... More 

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Kelso, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My children and I booked a ride back in August of 2014. We were novice riders and made sure to let them know this right away. They gave us very little direction other than stop, start, and how to turn. Mike took us on a long ride. I several times pointed out that my son was not on horse straight... More 

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nwstables, Manager at Northwestern Lake Riding Stables, responded to this review

I’m sitting here trying to think of the best way to express my thoughts and feelings that is respectful and compassionate to you, and also helps you understand the inherent risk in horseback riding. It’s very difficult. I’m sad that after two years, this incident still has had such a powerful influence over your life. I’m disappointed that you continue... More 

White Salmon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We were able to make reservations the same day and received an email with tips, driving instructions, confirmation and receipt within minutes. The directions were so easy to follow. My 3 children and I took the Buckaroo ride (ages 14, 12, 9 years old) which is an hour long and perfect for beginners. My children had never ridden before but... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

My husband and I had such a wonderful time at the NW Lake Riding Stables. This was my gift to my husband even though neither of us have any riding experience. As a result I was quite nervous but Cindy and Mike really helped me get past my fears. The ride is through the most beautiful country. Mike led us... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

They matched our capabilities with appropriate horses. We had an energetic ride in the Cascade mountains, through the timberland. The views were awesome and the ride was so worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We were staying in Hood River and feel lucky that we found Northwestern Lake Riding Stables, 1262 Little Buck Creek Road, White Salmon, WA. It was just15 minutes away and felt like a true adventure into the woods. Our family of 4 (two adult children) had a great time on the adventure trail, where the horses went into a nice... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Cindy gave a very thorough introduction on riding and safety measures. Horses are well cared for and extremely well behaved. This is a first rate operation. The trail riding was scenic and fun. There were hills, stream crossings, mud, etc to liven up the ride. Hope to return some day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

The owners/guides are knowledgeable, caring, warm people who keep us coming back every year! The horses are great listeners, easy to ride, very sweet and absolutely beautiful! The trails are fun, exciting, yet safe and well maintained, and provide beautiful views of Mt. Hood and the White Salmon area. Whether you're an experienced rider or a first-timer, these guys tailor... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Upon our full group arriving, we had about 10-15 min of instruction. Several of us had never been horseback riding and we took this info in to the full extent. Children are required to wear helmets, but our entire group decided to oblige. After our instruction and a quick bio on the horse we were about to ride, we were... More 

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