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Address: 921 Hoffmaster Road, Knoxville, MD 21758
Phone Number: 301-834-8882
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Fun Horseback Experience

Elk Mountain was a lot of fun. We stopped here on the way to Harpers Ferry, and it was a nice way to start our day trip. The horses were all very friendly and well trained. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2013
kamaci25
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The wife and I have done trail rides here twice, and have had consistently good experiences. Barb is a helpful communicator on the phone, and manager Shiloh is really friendly and enjoyable to deal with. The guides are also nice to talk to. The trail goes up and down several hills, and into National Park Land, plus near a little... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This has been my 2nd time at Elk Mountain Trails and I would strongly recommend this place to anyone. Horses are gentle and easy to control, trail guides are friendly and helpful. Beautiful scenery!! We will definitely be back.

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Purcellville, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When you call and ask questions they seem polite at first but get sick of asking questions and want to get straight to booking. They offer nothing for an advanced rider, since I've trained horses for years I have a little experience. The prices are high and there seem to have been quite a few other issues listed in these... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My Girl Scout troop (10-11yr. olds) went with this GSCNC approved trail outfitter in early Nov. The employees were initially very friendly and accommodating. However, there were issues with the tightness of the two girls' saddles. One girl's saddle kept sliding to one side the whole ride and another girl's saddle completely slid to the side, causing her to fall... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We went on "Hall-o-whinny" weekend 90 minute trail ride. Guides were friendly and helpful, horses were very sweet and easy for beginners to control, and the trail ride was great. Afterwards, hot dogs, homemade chili, and a hayride made for a great morning. We really enjoyed it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Elk Mountain was a lot of fun. We stopped here on the way to Harpers Ferry, and it was a nice way to start our day trip. The horses were all very friendly and well trained. The guides led us through this mountain trail effectively. I give it 4 stars only because there could have been slightly more communication from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Our family of 5 enjoyed our ride. We had 3 people who never rode before and we skeptical. In the end they also had a good time. Barbara was friendly and helpful. The cowgirls were knowledgable, but not friendly or professional . In particular, Michelle used vulgar language and made degrading comments. Although my group included adults- there were also... More 

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Brunswick, Maryland
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11 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

It is the best place to ride in the most scenic par of the state. Always safe and relaxing. I wish I could come every weekend. My kids still talk about coming here and they are now adults. Happy memories were made here.

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Luray, Virginia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We took our kids there for their very first horseback experience (8 & 6 yrs old). We chose the one-hour ride, and got there a little early. A couple of the guides were working in the corral area with the horses and allowed the us to come in and go around and meet and pet them all. They showed the... More 

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Snow Hill, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010

I originally made a reservation for the evening 4 hour trail ride (the one with a meal included). Unfortunately, the day before my trip, I was called to cancel that because there were not enough people signed up to go. I was a bit disappointed, but nothing anyone could do about that. I opted instead for the 2 hour mountain... More 

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