Happy Trails Hawaii

Happy Trails Hawaii, Haleiwa: Hours, Address, Happy Trails Hawaii Reviews: 5/5

Happy Trails Hawaii
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Horseback Riding Tours
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Aloha! Join us as we celebrate our 29th year of providing 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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venessa808
Honolulu, HI1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Happy Trails was EXACTLY what I was looking for! I took my daughter and a couple friends for her 10th birthday. They had a great time. My 17 year old son loved it too! It was the first time horseback riding for a couple of the kids but everyone made them feel comfortable & safe. Even offered helmets if they wanted! The trail & views were beautiful & peaceful. The group was small. There was constant communication & support during the entire ride. We didn't feel like we walked into someone's business or workplace. We felt like we were welcomed into their home as guests, not customers. Mark truly loves his horses and adds a personal touch to each rider as he explains everything. I totally recommend this trail! My daughter wants to go again!
Written June 5, 2022
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Megs W
3 contributions
Jul 2021
This was an amazing experience for my family. My dad had never ridden a horse before and I had a few times. Even though we weren't very experienced it was a perfect thing to do here in Oahu. They were very nice people and the guy running the whole thing had some really fun stories to share. The horses are retired polo horses so they are very well trained and excellent for young kids because the horses know what they are doing and they seem happy to be out and about. The people there don't believe in bits which sometimes can hurt the horses mouth. They treat their animals very well. They also have cats, peacocks, chickens, and more fun animals you can pet and take pictures of. I would highly recommend for families that are seeking adventure, have kids, love animals, or just want to take a leisurely stroll through the woods.
Written July 22, 2021
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TEXAS
San Antonio, TX6 contributions
Jun 2022
My daughter, grandson (age 12), granddaughter (age 6), and I booked a 9:00 am trail ride at Happy Trails. It was an enjoyable ride on a well maintained trail though the trees that provided ample shade. The horses were so well trained that my 6 year old granddaughter was completely able to control her horse independently. That gave her such a sense of accomplishment. The staff was extremely professional and did a great job of pairing horse and rider. The saddles were comfortable, and it was just the right amount of time on horseback for my family. It was such a GREAT experience, and the LOCATION WAS PRFECT!! Matsumoto Shave Ice, Honos Shrimp Truck, and the Dole Plantation are all on the way back to Honolulu.
Written June 11, 2022
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Rich Becker
Las Vegas, NV45 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We took an unforgettable 1 1/2 hour ride on along forested hill trails that eventually led to a breathtaking view over the North Shore of Oahu. The horses are well mannered polo ponies (with a bridle but no bit), which makes them especially easy to handle for riders of all skill levels. The saddles and outfitting are well maintained so we experienced no soreness following day (despite flying back stateside later that afternoon).

The guides are easy going, providing some amazing pointers and conversation along a looping trail (so no part of the ride is repeated). The horses are equipped with velcro saddle bags (over the horn), providing riders with some easy storage options for a phone or a bottle of water. There is no problem with taking your pictures during some segments of the ride, and the guides will prompt you when to do it. They will also take pictures of you and your party.

We already plan to try different rides the next time we are on Oahu, especially one that leads the horses right down to the beach. The rates are very reasonable for the value of the ride, and the guides are very accommodating. As someone who has riden at least once or twice a year with his daughter, I can safely say that Happy Trails lands toward the top of our list of favorites.
Written August 18, 2021
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David Blakley
Newmarket, UK74 contributions
Nov 2020
Trail Ride on 27 November 2020 at 2:30 PM:

I am retired US Air Force now serving as a CST for the Department of Defense in San Antonio, Texas. I haven't been on a horse since I was in my teens and was hesitant when my wife booked our ride. Mark and Kate made us (family of 3) feel totally relaxed and part of their little "family." After receiving Mark's instructions on the basics of riding I felt relaxed and confident. It was really muddy, but our horses know their trails and did great (no slipping or sliding). I noticed that their were hundreds of dragonflies in the corral area and remember from my assignments in Asia that I was told this is a sign of calm and good Karma - another reason to relax us. It was one of the best outings our family has experienced in a long time and I'm only sad that I no longer reside on Oahu to experience more often. Thank you again Mark and Kate for a 5-Star ride and day!

David L Blakley
USAF Retired
Written December 6, 2020
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hanakaulani7
1 contribution
Jul 2021
We went on a 1pm tour, the older man at the end of the tour who was one of the guides, said bye to all of us and then I saw him hit one of the horses with a hydroflask very hard multiple times to make it go away from the loading pad. He looked angry when he did it too. Makes me think that it can't be the only time he takes his anger out on the horses.
Written July 20, 2021
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kaleo
Kauai, HI7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
The best way to see Oahus North Shore is on Horse back. The panoramic view of Haleiwa to Kaena point is breath taking. I highly recommend this adventure for not just a date (which I’ve done), friend outings, and an adventure for the whole family. Thank you Uncle Mark, Aunty Tammy, and Olivia for an exceptional experience.
Written January 24, 2022
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Willis C
2 contributions
Jul 2021
We really enjoyed our ride with Happy Trails during the pandemic. It was small groups (us and another family of a mom and two boys) and we all wore our masks until we got onto the horses and were distanced. Sarah and Sage were great guides and answered questions and chatted when approached and let us enjoy the tranquility otherwise. I love that Happy Trails had a very nature-rich and mostly shady set of trails, so we never got too hot in the sun. And while the views were not overly stunning, the final ocean view at the end was a nice treat. Very happy that this place had calm polo horses that were able to carry my youngest son of 10 (and who didn't weigh enough for Kualoa's minimum weight requirements).

Footnote: We ended up trading contact info and hung out with the other family at the beach for the two days following our ride. Thanks Happy Trails!
Written August 4, 2021
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Ashley P.
6 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
I cannot stop talking about how pleasant my experience at Happy Trails was. The crew from start to finish was professional, well-trained and welcoming. Marc and Casey made our party feel very comfortable by thoroughly explaining every step of the process. Casey guided the tour and was a DREAM! She is smart, funny and took the best photos along the way.

Tammy, who works in the office, made buying a gift card super easy as well. I cannot imagine a better experience elsewhere and will be sure to visit every time I’m in Oahu.

Happy Trails is also taking all COVID-19 precautions and I felt extremely safe during uncertain times. You’re in great hands whenever you decide to visit.

Mahalo and many many blessings to the Happy Trails team!
Written November 7, 2020
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James P
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I loved it! My 9 year old daughter loved it, too. A very enjoyable 1.5 hour walk through the woods on top of retired polo horses. The real story, for me, is that my 14 year old son, who rarely gets excited about anything other than some form of electronic device, admitted to me that he had a very pleasant experience - which of course added to my own happiness.
Written July 19, 2021
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