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Address: Mile 13.2, Kohala Mtn. Rd. (Hwy. 250), North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808-889-5354
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Family adventure with my grandson and friends last week, who really wanted to go horseback riding. Did the one hour ride. Very impressed with the whole experience, as I had not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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hilo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Family adventure with my grandson and friends last week, who really wanted to go horseback riding. Did the one hour ride. Very impressed with the whole experience, as I had not been on a horse in over 20 years. Cowgirl Jackie very informative, friendly with all the different ages on board. The ride out was wonderful, thru pastures and over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I took the Picnic Ride with my father and four other people (who had previous experience with horse riding), it was amazing and would beat any other horse riding that you can do on the Island of Hawaii. The wrangler, Gary, matched up horses pretty well on everyone's height, weight, and experience. I was matched up with Guava while my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We took the afternoon picnic ride and we loved it. Every other time we have done horseback riding we have done trail rides with horses riding nose to tail. This is an open range ride with chances for trotting and cantering. You are free to use the space and not line up in straight lines. Rachel our leader was awesome.... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When visiting the Big Island, we usually head to Parker Ranch to ride horses, however the vendor that was running the Parker ranch venue, closed down, and they recommended Paniolo Adventures. We opted for the sunset ride, which was awesome. The ride catered to both novice and more seasoned riders. We had the opportunity to trot and cantor as well... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed an 3 hour lunchtime ride on this beautiful ranch. We booked a group tour, but ended up getting a private tour. We enjoyed our time on our horses, enjoyed hearing more about the island from our guide, and got some great pictures. The only setback was the weather - if it looks like rain, definitely... More 

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Onsted, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We are in our early sixties with minimal experience and we couldn't have felt safer and more welcome to the ranch. Our wrangler Gary fit each person to the appropriate horse, took us on a fantastic open range ride and shared lots of local history. You don't get this type of experience at a resort. Highly recommended. 2.5 hrs was... More 

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irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

For the best experience book a private ride! It cost little more, but traveling over the wide open range, just you and your wrangler, taking on the grazing cattle, was an adrenaline rush. Giddy up little doggies! Thank you, Carina!

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One of the must-do activities for families. We were first time riders, but Karina and Gary were super patient and professional. I got to ride Nui. Such a beautiful and gentle horse, I really wanted to take him home with me! My husband, our teenage daughter and me ranked it number one of all the Island activities that we enjoyed... More 

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Sterling, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took my friend's 14 year old daughter on the lunch ride. The horses were well trained and more importantly, well cared for. The guide, Jackie, was a sweetheart. I have horses at home, and often worry about being bored on a ride. My friend's daughter was a beginner rider. Both of us had a really great time. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Jackie was a great guide. The horses were well cared for and had a lot of personality. It was nice to be able to spread out. This is not a nose to tail ride. We were also given the chance to trot and also to canter. The sunset was beautiful and the open ranch was so scenic. We completely recommend... More 

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Address: Address: Mile 13.2, Kohala Mtn. Rd. (Hwy. 250), North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808-889-5354
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii

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