Take in the scenery of California wine country on a horseback ride in Sonoma County. With a guide, you'll have the chance to admire the vineyards of Dry Creek Valley and the waters of Lake Sonoma as you traverse the rolling wilderness on horseback.
Ride at a gentle pace with a guide from the Ranch at Lake Sonoma along the Southlake Trail
Enjoy views from the top of Skaggs Vista
See Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Mt. St. Helena
Small-group tour limited to six for a more personalized experience
Photos taken on ride
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Transportation to/from attractions
Meeting And Pickup
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This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Closed-toed shoes required; no sandals
Long pants recommended
Must be under 225 lbs (102 kg)
Minimum drinking age is 21 years
Please dress appropriately
Minimum age is 8 years
Legal guardian must be present to sign liability form for children under 18 years old
You cannot bring bags, backpacks, purses, water bottles, or canteens on the ride; please leave these items behind
Minimum 2 per booking
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Beautiful scenery, great company - all around fun!!
Ryan_T, Sep 2022
Our guide, Nikki, was incredible. Super sweet and had tons of knowledge about the area. This was my first time on a horse, and Nikki made me feel safe and comfortable with everything - SOOO much fun!!
Fun with the horses
Carmen_Q, Jul 2022
It was a nice experience. We enjoy the landscape, the morning weather and the tour guide who was friendly all the time.
Amazing experience riding...
patricia_h, Jul 2022
Amazing experience riding the horses with spectacular views of lake sonoma
The staff were awesome! So nice and helpful
It was a great...
Pavel_S, Jul 2022
It was a great experience. Highlights were the beautiful view of Lake Sonoma and the path through the Redwoods. We had no experience at horseback riding but it was not needed. Our guide was great!
Atef_H, Mar 2022
Great views. Would have liked some more time at the good spots. Took a while to start the tour but was done in 2 hours total.
Everything I expected and more
Milvia_Servin, Sep 2021
The view was astonishing and pure tour guide was very kind and descriptive of the sites as well as making it an enjoyable time for me and my family. Would definitely reccomend for those seeking a great time in a peaceful scenery
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you so much for reviewing our Ranch!
Kim_F, Aug 2021
Our trail ride was beautiful and we felt very safe on our horses. The views were amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and super friendly.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you for writing us a lovely review!
Great ride with gorgeous views
Melinda_M, Jul 2021
The ride was perfect. Easy trail with beautiful views. Gentle well trained horses and our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend this activity.
jorge_e, Jun 2021
Loved the view of the landscape. The employees are very nice and helpful. The ride was amazing for me being a first time.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Thank you so much for reviewing us!
Aveli_B, Jun 2021
The Ranch is amazing- People, all atmosphere, horses and the trails! We love it! I recommend to everyone. Just a perfect day 😊
Karen_P, Aug 2018
I tool my son for the day and for something different . We had a great time and Nikki was right on the mark for sizing up our horses based on personality! I could not have asked for a better ride ! Highly recommend visiting Nikki and David! They are fantastic host! Beautiful views ....