Horses looking out of the tie stalls at Cades Cove Riding Stables

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Cades Cove Riding Stables

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Whether you're young or old, expert or novice, a Horseback, Carriage, or Hayride trip in the breathtaking Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget. If you have a hearty frontier spirit and are ready to hit the trail, come take pleasure in some wholesome outdoor fun at our stable area. You will be greeted by our Guides, who are committed to providing you with a safe and memorable excursion within the scenic Cades Cove. Cades Cove Riding Stables offers adventure options for the entire family who wish to enjoy the magnificent Cades Cove. We specialize in providing guided trail, carriage, and hayrides for National Park visitors who desire an alternative method of enjoying the scenic splendor of the park. Off the beaten path, you'll see what's under the forest canopy, and maybe even some woodland critters! You'll even learn a bit about our Cove as our guides share stories of the remnants of a historic settlement period. Cades Cove Riding Stables is located 7 miles past Townsend in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are the National Park's only authorized riding stables in Cades Cove.

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Family dismounting after an enjoyable ride. All smiles
Great family experience
Family receiving pre-ride safety briefing while sitting in carriage
Family carriage rides
Guides providing a pre-ride orientation for the entire group.
All rides have a familiarization orientation
Your guided horseback or carriage ride will cross Abrams Creek going to or returning from out  mountain trails
Crossing Abrams Creek on the horseback ride
Our hayrides are fully narrated. You'll learn about the early settlers in Cades Cove
Hayrides are great for groups, families, or someone who wants to learn a little more about Cades Cove
Our hayride drivers will tell you about the history of Cades Cove and point out old settler’s home sties
Historic Settler's Cabins
Kasey petting her horse just before mounting
Getting ready for a ride
Horse looking off into the distance
Amy and Ben enjoying thier time off
Family taking a guided horseback ride through a forested trail in Cades Cove
Taking a leisurely ride on forested trails in Cades Cove
Our healthy horses running out into the pasture after a hard days work
Leaving the barn after a days work
Cades Cove Riding Stables
Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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