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Happy Trails Hawaii

59-231 Pupukea Road, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI
808-638 7433
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Aloha, join us as we celebrate our 20th year anniversary providing you with a top quality guest experience on Oahu's scenic north shore of Hawaii.... more » Owner description: Aloha, join us as we celebrate our 20th year anniversary providing you with a top quality guest experience on Oahu's scenic north shore of Hawaii. Nestled on the hilltop above picturesque Waimea bay, our well trained horses and professional guides escort you through our hidden island paradise. Explore nature's rustic charm as you ride along trails that weave through sun-filtered forests, fern laced valleys and organic tropical fruit orchards. Enjoy a "taste of Hawaii" as you sample our seasonal ranch grown varieties of bananas, guava, star and passion fruit. Capture panoramic ocean and mountain views at scenic vistas along your trail ride. Come, share in our spirit of aloha and the pleasure of horseback riding with Happy Trails Hawaii. « less
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Our family went on July 4. Three of us had never ridden before. The folks at Happy Trails were just terrific from the first phone call they were friendly & informative. With traffic we ended up being about 5 minutes late for our ride ... they actually waited for us!! The two handlers were terrific with my kids, especially my... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This was our first time on Oahu, and we wanted to ride horses while we were there to see the "real" Oahu, and not the commercialism of Waikiki where we were staying. We saw the wonderful reviews of this place, and it didn't disappoint! The staff is wonderful. Mark, the owner, is so caring and goes out of his way... More

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Moline, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Happy Trails Hawaii is amazing !! Happy Trails is the place to go for a down to earth tour with amazing sites. The owner/guide Mark makes you feel at home. The retired Polo Ponies are beautiful and make for a great ride !! This ride is for any level. The tour is through areas of Hawaii you will never see... More

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South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We did the afternoon ride. Do look in the various Oahu magazines in the airport for a $5 discount per person. (The clever family on the tour before ours had them!) Happy Trails is home to former polo ponies, so at least you know your touron dollars our going for their upkeep, a worthy cause. If you are expecting vast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

As a lifelong equestrian I was very impressed with the care of the horses and the attentiveness that was given to the riders. I took my six year old granddaughter for her first horseback ride and she never felt scared or frightened while riding. Overall, a very positive experience!

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Corona, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The people there are very friendly and made our ride a real pleasure. The horses are highly trained and require minimal intervention from the rider, so it's very good for beginners (like us). Different than other horse riding places, happy trails offer the saddle with the horn which helps a lot... More

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Oahu
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This tour was absolutely amazing. The staff was very professional and very friendly. The views along the tour are simply amazing. Two thumbs up.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Let me review this from several perspectives; first, from that of someone who's been around horses most of her life. These people know and love horses and it shows! Mark and Angel, who led our ride, obviously know their horses and have two concerns that are not mutually exclusive. First, they want riders to have fun, enjoy the beauty of... More

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The experience was a little on the pricey side. Thankfully, they did have a military discount, but even with that, it was expensive. We did the 1 1/2 hour tour with our 6 year old son. He did excellent on his own horse until he encountered some of the uphill/downhill portions that were adjacent to a drop off. The staff... More

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We recently rode with Happy Trails and loved it! It was a drizzly morning but everyone was still excited and kept our spirits up. Halfway through the ride the sun came out and it was beautiful! Mark was excellent at teaching the kids how to guide the horse and being patient with the little one with us was a little... More

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