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Address: 59-231 Pupukea Road, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808-638 7433
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Description: Aloha, join us as we celebrate our 20th year anniversary providing you...
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.
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A must for all horse lovers!

Absolutely wonderful time! Beautiful scenery & amazing people! I was alone for this trip & felt an incredible sense of welcome at Happy Trails. Made some friends from all over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Absolutely wonderful time! Beautiful scenery & amazing people! I was alone for this trip & felt an incredible sense of welcome at Happy Trails. Made some friends from all over the US during an afternoon I'll never forget. The changing scenery is truly majestic. The owners are very personable & the horses may be the most well trained I've ridden... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was the only horse riding adventure that would allow our 7 year old to ride a horse. It was one of the best adventures that we had while visiting Hawaii. Mr. Mark was great. He was patient and kind and allowed our youngest daughter Jae-da to lead the group. I would recommend Happy Trails to any family with children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When my friend suggested we go horseback riding, I was excited because I love horses, but also somewhat anxious because I had never been on a horse. Yesterday, I went on my first horse ride at Happy Trails Hawaii, and it was an absolutely wonderful and pleasant experience. From the moment we arrived, we were pleasantly greeted by the staff... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Happy Trails Hawaii is the best place to bring family and friends for a fun horseback ride. Mark and his staff are so kind and the horses are safe and friendly. Our son was celebrating his 9th birthday and he had the best time on his first trail ride. It was such a memorable day! We are all looking forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been attending the volunteer work that they do for the Wounded Warrior program. Today was the first time I was able to show up early and the amazing staff saddled up Hombre so that I could join the next trail ride! There's no other way to improve a rough day than with this group!

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Manager7433, Manager at Happy Trails Hawaii, responded to this review

We were so happy to be able have you join in a horseback ride with us! We value the time we are able to share with participants of the "Wounded Warrior Project", and your post reinforces the bond that can be an aid to our veterans of war. We are blessed by your service to our country and look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My family and I had a wonderful ride in an amazing area. Growing up in Georgia, I have ridden in some beautiful mountain landscapes so my expectations were high. I must say, I was not disappointed in the least! The serene enchanting forest was refreshing to my soul. The ocean views from atop the mountain were breath taking. My children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My girlfriend and I recently visited Happy Trails and has a great time. Mark and the other staff are super friendly and make the experience very enjoyable. If you have never rode a horse before, don't worry! All the horses are extremely well behaved and easy for young and older persons alike. Happy trails is a place I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved riding today. We have been going to beaches since we moved here and finally decided to go horseback riding as a getaway. So glad that we did because it was absolutly amazing and so relaxing for my husband and i being from Georgia and all. Mark was so kind and had great positive energy. The horses were... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was really nice change of pace from the typical honeymoon spots of enjoying the beaches. My wife really wanted to go horseback riding; I was a little reluctant. However, this turned out to be the highlight of the trip. My experience involves meeting some courteous staff. They first teach you how to command the horse to move forward, turn,... More 

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Manager7433, Manager at Happy Trails Hawaii, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your horseback riding experience with us. We were most honored to read that we exceeded your expectations!! The thrill of riding such gentle majestic horses while exploring the natural beauty of our rustic north shore countryside is a real treat! We look forward to seeing you again, should your travels bring you back to our island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Mark and his Happy Trails were fantastic. We visited the last day of our vacation and could not have enjoyed our time more. It's worth the drive from Honolulu up to the North Shore to spend some time in nature with Mark's beautiful horses. We rode on Jules and Rascal- best buds- on our first equestrian experience since we were... More 

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Manager7433, Manager at Happy Trails Hawaii, responded to this review

Mahalo Eric for sharing your experience of horseback riding at our Happy Trails horse ranch. As you note, most of our horses are retired Thoroughbred polo horses, or claimed off the racetrack. Through Mark's patient and capable hands, our horses ride in a simple hackamore aka bit less bridle. This is a much kinder and gentle manner for these majestic... More 

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