Horseback Riding in Great Smoky Mountains

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a family horseback riding adventure in the nantahala national forest.

Horseback Riding Trips in the Nantahala National Forest

1 hr: The one hour trail goes through the Nantahala National Forest. It has long range distant views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

2 hr: The two hour trail goes through the Nantahala National Forest. The trail has ridge top overlooks and long range distant views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is a very popular trip, as it offers a variety of terrain that includes both long range views and close up views of the forest and mountains. This forested trail offers beautiful trees, plants and flowers. A variety of wildlife may be seen, including deer, turkey, squirrel, and an abundant variety of birds.

3 hr: The three hour trail goes through the Nantahala National Forest. It has overlooks from the ridge tops, and long range distant views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This popular trip offers a variety of terrain. This forested trail offers abundant trees, plants and flowers. A variety of wildlife may be seen including deer, turkey, squirrel, and an abundant variety of birds.

1/2 Day: The four hour trip goes over all 3 of the above trails, and includes all of the different trails of the 1 hour, 2 hour, and three hour trip! This trip allows you to see all the scenic vistas, plants and wildlife of the back country of the Nantahala National Forest.

Full Day: This full day trip through the Nantahala National Forest is in the Tsali Recreation Area. Participants enjoy scenic vistas offering long range mountain views of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including Clingman's Dome. This forested trail system offers beautiful trees, plants and flowers. Sections of the trail have an abundance of the native mountain laurel as well as other flora.

The Tsali Horseback Riding Trip

A variety of wildlife may be seen, including deer, turkey, squirrel, bear, wild hog and an abundant variety of birds.

A section of the journey allows you to ride on the lake shore of Fontana. Swimming is OK if you want. The journey takes you across several stream crossings.

Bring your own lunch for the Tsali trip for a picnic around noon!

We can reserve all of your vacation adventures in convenient one-stop vacation planning! We can include multiple adventures per day or a single adventure per day, depending on your own vacation scheduling needs. Combine the horseback riding with whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River or Ocoee River, gemstone mining at Nantahala River Gem Mine, a scenic train tour on the Great Smoky Mountains Railway, or a zip line canopy tour. We also have vacation home and cabin rentals available if you need a place to stay.