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Address: 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-2373
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains...
Smokemont Riding Stables is located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just off US 441, 6 miles north of Cherokee, North Carolina. We offer guided horseback riding trips from one hour to 4 hours long. Each ride is unique and may feature river crossing or waterfall views. We also have a horse drawn wagon ride that goes along the Oconaluftee River on the historic turnpike road.
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Great horseback riding experience!

This was a great experience! My husband and I went on the one hour ride with our guide Earl. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to take our picture half way through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience! My husband and I went on the one hour ride with our guide Earl. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to take our picture half way through the ride. I was very nervous but the guides and workers were all very accommodating and my horse Levi was absolutely perfect. I would recommend this... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The best trail ride ever, We traveled from Ocala FL to Cherokee NC to take this ride. Jason and his team make every rider feel welcomed. The ride begins after short safety instructions. Your guide (ours was Buck) guides you along with history of the area. The winding trails bring the rider through the river and one experiences riding a... More 

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Columbus, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We just used Smokemont Riding Stables for an activity for a group of travel camp boys. I've taken kids riding in Wyoming, Colorado, and other places...but this was the first time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We were 100% pleased with our experience. Friendly and professional staff. I was really impressed with their use of riding helmets, pre-ride... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a great time. Tge guides were good but it was difficult to hear everything as we were in the back of a large group. Wiukd recommend

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a wonderful day with this stable, even though weather cut our ride a little short. I called the morning of our ride to make reservations, and they were expecting us at check-in. We had a short but informative orientation, then got on our horses. Being 5 feet tall, I appreciated the elevated place to mount my horse. Our... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a great 4 hour ride we took with our guide Chris. It was awesome, relaxing and just beautiful riding along the creek. The bridge at the end was very neat. My horse Leroy was spunky and had an attitude and for me that was just fine, since I ride a lot, My husbands horse Bubba was real gentle which... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a fun time for all, located near Cherokee NC these riding stables were a great find. Pricing was reasonable and the ride was a lot of fun. They take you through the trailed woods of Cherokee and you ride across the small river. We did the two hour ride which was just perfect. Our guide was great, he... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had never been on a horse before so I my concerns. I called in the morning and made my reservations for that afternoon. We were fortunate as my husband and I were the only ones on this guided trek. Someone quickly read the instructions to us and before i knew it we were on our horses. They have a... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My 13 year old daughter and I decided to go horseback riding while vacationing in the area. We took the 2 hour trail ride to the waterfall. The ride was relaxing with gorgeous scenery. The guide was knowledgeable and very familiar with the horses and the area. I had the best horse ever, Poco, and my daughter rode Gus. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I made a 9am reservation for the Waterfall Ride a few days before my parents and I left for Cherokee. I went on the trail ride without my parents as they chose to spend the majority of their time at the casino! LOL!! This was my first time actually riding a horse and holding onto the reins. (I'm in my... More 

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Additional Information about Smokemont Riding Stables

Address: 135 Smokemont Riding Stable Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Phone Number: 828-497-2373
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cherokee
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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