Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

Explore the Mountains of Appalachia behind the reins of a majestic horse at Sandy Bottom Trail Rides. Just minutes north of Asheville, riders can traverse picturesque trails atop horseback at what is considered Asheville’s premier horseback riding destination. Family owned and operated, the ranch at Sandy Bottom Trail rides has been in the family for over 100 years! 

There are no age or weight restrictions, riders age 6 or under will ride with an adult and are half price. The Sandy Bottom Trail rides are fantastic for families and are truly a unique way to experience nature and the mountains. Disabled, Pregnant, Elderly or Non-Horse Riders can ride in the “Polaris Ranger” ATV that seats 4-6 people and enjoy the scenery as well.

Trips are available throughout the day and are one, two, three or four hours in length. On the two and three hour trips, riders get the opportunity to explore historic gem mines located in sections of the ranch. Riders can keep any gems that they find!

Riding with the Sandy Bottom Trail rides is fun for the whole family and will bring memories that you’ll treasure for years. The trail guides are knowledgeable and can easily accommodate beginner riders. Sandy Bottom Trail rides also offer private lessons for riders who want to strengthen their riding technique.

Reservations can be made at the link below and walk-ins are welcome.

“Took my 4 year old and we had a great time. Everyone was friendly and made us feel welcomed. The trail was beautiful and our guide was great. So was Big Momma (our horse)! Look forward to coming back again.” Houston S.

“Me and my hubby visited here on our last day in Asheville and we are so glad we did. It was such a great experience. We did the two hour ride and it was beautiful scenery, friendly staff and a great time. Make you feel very relaxed when you haven’t ridden before and make you feel safe. Would 1000% visit here again.” -Andrea C.