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“Must do!! Excellent value and great experience!”

Northwestern Lake Riding Stables
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Owner description: Northwestern Lake Riding Stables is located in the Columbia Gorge just outside of White Salmon, Washington, and across the river from Hood River, Oregon. We are about 1 ½ hours east of Portland, Oregon. Northwestern Lake Riding Stables is unique, because it sits in its own little valley surrounded by the majestic Cascade Mountains of Washington. Our trails wander up and down hills, through creeks and streams, and offer stunning views of the valley and Mt. Hood. Wildlife abounds, and there are frequent sightings of deer, wild turkeys and an occasional elk. We provide guided trail rides, from one to four hours depending on the stamina of your “Derriere”.
Reviewed August 1, 2010

We called and made our reservation without a problem. We arrived on time and everything was ready to go. I got a nice paint and my significant other was able to ride a mule. We were a little hesitant about this at first since he had no experience, but Josephine was perfect for him!! I think they call her the cadilac, and it's true! We went on the "hour ride." Our guide was great. The views were just gorgeous! We got to go along a pretty creek and then cross over. None of the horses had any problems. We got back and our hearts wished we had done the longer ride, although our backsides were fine with that. I hear they have a "waterfall" ride, which I hope to do next time.

The restrooms were clean and in good order. The equipment was all working and the horses obviously well taken care of. I plan on going back every time I'm in the area. I wouldn't miss it!!

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Reviewed November 18, 2008

On September 26, 2008, during our visit to the Columbia River Gorge area of Oregon and Washington, my husband and I went for a trail ride at North Western Lake Riding Stables. What a great time!

The horses are well behaved but happy to run if you want to; the tack is excellent; the stable is well maintained. The entire operation is family-owned and it's obvious they care about making customers happy and providing great value for dollars spent. (The cost was $80 per person.)

We went on a two-hour trail ride through the Cascade Mountains. The scenery was beautiful; the vistas were splendid.

They can accommodate every rider, from beginner to expert, so if you enjoy sightseeing from the back of a horse, giddyup over to North Western Lake Riding Stables for a great time.

3  Thank lynnzie513
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Reviewed April 29, 2008

My husband and I took a trip to Portland right after our engagement. I love horses but haven’t been on one in many years, and my husband has never ridden one before. This activity was our favorite part of our whole trip! We thought we were going out for a group ride, but it was just the two of us! We spent a lot of time looking at scenery & waterfalls on this trip, but nothing compared to walking on horseback listening to the sounds of the brooks and streams going through the mountain. We went all through the mountain looking at paths made from the wildlife there and the beautiful plants and scenery. The best part for me was that at times we even got to bring the horses to a gallop! Of course my husband decided to just opt out of that part, but he still had fun. With the exception of being VERY sore for the next couple of days and forgetting my memory stick for the camera, this was one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had, and I’ll never forget it! Highly recommended!

4  Thank melanieivy
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