Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

Cullowhee, United States

From $92.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience a scenic and memorable guided horseback riding adventure at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Choose from a wide variety of departure times, then ride the beautiful Flame Azalea Trail, traveling through hardwood and white pine forests, plus open meadows with majestic, elevated views of the all-American Blue Ridge Parkway. Get to know the horses in advance. Guided safety training plus a ‘test drive’ and helmet (mandatory for those under 18) are provided.
  • Horseback riding tour from Arrowmont Stables and Cabins
  • Get to know the horses and select the perfect match to ride
  • Travel the Flame Azalea Trail, with elevations up to 4,200 feet
  • Take in the elevated view of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Guided safety training included
  • Fun for the entire family

What's Included

  • Safety orientation
  • Use of all equipment (horse, tack and helmet)
  • Ponchos or rain coats provided for inclement weather
  • Professional guide
  • Helmets are mandatory for all riders
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 276 Arrowmont Trl
    276 Arrowmont Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

    For the Meeting Point, go to Cullowhee North Carolina. At the 4th stop light on hwy 107 turn right on to Cullowhee Mountain Road and go 9 miles to the top of Cullowhee Mountain. Turn left onto our driveway, Arrowmont Trail. Go 1/4 mile on our driveway and meet us at the Stables.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Upon arrival at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins in Cullowhee, North Carolina, meet the horses and begin a safety program that includes a video or live horse training and safety demonstration. Get to know the horse’s personalities and if desired, try the horse of choice in ‘the ring’ before departing. Select a different horse, if necessary, before leaving on the guided ride. Helmets (as well as raincoats/ponchos) are provided at no charge.

Embark on the beautiful Flame Azalea Trail, riding through hardwood and white pine forests, plus open meadows with elevated views of the all-American Blue Ridge Parkway from 4,200 feet.

On a clear day, see up to 30 miles away. Look for a variety of wildlife in their natural environment, including local eagles. On the descent, travel through the Old Fort Lodge, an old youth camp that is still used for activities and special events.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Plan an extra 50-60 minutes, in addition to your trail time, for your safety and training program.
  • Your Safety Program consists of a video or live demonstration covering the horse's training, safety and horse personality.
  • You are given a chance to try your horse in the ring before departing. If needed, your horse can be changed before your trail.
  • Ages need to be given at time of Booking so we may assign proper horses
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If it looks like rain, bring an extra T-shirt and towel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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I really enjoyed the...
Melissa_T, Jan 2023
I really enjoyed the trail it had beautiful views. The safety demonstration made me feel confident in riding the horse for the first time. I definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to riding a horse for the first time! :)
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for taking the time to tell everyone about your experience and how you liked it. It is such a help to others, especially from a new rider. Once again, thank you.
True trail ride
MichaelA_Q, Oct 2021
The Azalea Trail ride will be challenging to first time riders, if unfamiliar with horses and uneven terrain. That said, our guide CJ was ever vigilant as to the needs and status of his riders. He ensured that for every step that you were in control and also aware of what you were seeing around you. This was a true trail ride, with one small window vista; the majority of the ride was in the woods.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Along the mountain top ridge, there are views out from the pines on your left which are very pretty. Then you enter an open meadow with views out to the Blue Ridge Parkway. They are truly awesome. Then you do slip back into the woods for loop back to the stables.