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Alpine Meadows Stables

2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #6 of 12 Activities in Tahoe City
Type: Tours, Horseback Riding Stables
Activities: Horseback riding
Description: Offers scenic guided tours in the Tahoe National Forest as well as pony rides for kids.
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Last summer, my husband and a friend took their four kids on a four-hour ride. The horses spooked repeatedly, and there were two incidents in which children were thrown by the horses: one, because the horse rolled; the other, because one horse kicked another in the chest. My daughter has been riding for five years and said the horses felt... More

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Rome, Maine
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My 15 year old son and I went on a 2 hour ride. The entire ride was through the woods on rocky trails. No vista's. My son was on a lame horse, that limped the whole ride. I was concerned for his safety. I wouldn't do this ride again. Boring and stressful due to the horses tripping on all the... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I always try to horseback on a trip to a beautiful area..such as Lake Tahoe. Alpine Meadows Stables didn't disappoint. We were able to get reservations for the time requested the day before (the week after Labor Day weekend). Our guides Lara and Martin were wonderful, making things comfortable and answering questions along our one hour ride.... More

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Alamo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

My daughter is a young equestrian and wanted to get some riding in while we were in Tahoe. I saw the other reviews of Alpine Meadows Stables so we decided to try it. We called in the morning and got to ride on the same day, a two hour trail ride. 60 bucks was a great deal. Dusty was the... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My girls (ages 5, 7, and 9) wanted to try horseback riding. We booked a 1 hour trail ride. The guides were concerned about whether my 5-year-old would be able to handle the horse, so one guide led her horse for her. The horses were very calm, the guides did a good job of selecting animals for us. The other... More

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Grass Valley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My granddaughter loves horses and is saving her money to buy a horse. She is seven and has never really ridden a horse so I took her horseback riding at Alpine Meadows Stables. The two hour ride confirmed that she wants a horse! We rode through beautiful, rugged country and she handled her horse all by herself! We went through... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We chose the two hour trail ride - just long enough for us, who have not been on horses in several years. The horses were well mannered-though mine really favored munching on "mule ears" throughout the ride. Our guide, Rachel, was informative, knew the area well, and made sure we were all doing well throughout the ride. The trail took... More

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Los Banos
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178 reviews 178 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Lets face it, horseriding is expensive. $35 per hour in a resort area is pretty good. My wife went riding and had a good time. The trail got off the beaten path. She got to see countryside and not just the roadside. The people there were nice and helpfull.

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Walnut Creek, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

They are a great stable, nestled off the road and in business since the late 60's! Friendly and professional, great with nervous kids and adults alike! This is the second year we've gone with my 8 year old niece insisting it become a tradition!

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Sunnyvale, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A nice change of pace if you are in the Truckee/Tahoe City area and are looking for something to do. I'm not a big hiker, but I do enjoy nice scenery. Not having to walk and still getting to enjoy nature is a bonus in my book. Our family of four took the one hour ride, but I think we... More

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