Horseback Riding in the Smokies
About 550 miles of the park's hiking trails are open to horses. Horseback riding in the Great Smoky Mountains can be a great time for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and enjoy the great woodlands of the area. There are four commercial stables located in the Smoky Mountain National Park. Rates average $20 per hour. Weight limits and age restrictions may apply. Please call the stable you are interested in for operating hours and hourly rates.
Cades Cove, near Townsend, TN (865) 448-6286
(also offers hayrides and carriage rides)
Deep Creek , near Bryson City, NC (828) 497-7503
Smokemont, near Cherokee, NC (828) 497-2373
Smoky Mountain, near Gatlinburg, TN (865) 436-5634
Sugarlands, near Gatlinburg, TN (865) 436-3535.
As well as stables their are five drive in horse camps. Located in Cades Cove, Big Creek, Cataloohee, Round Bottom and Towstrings. These camps are limited to 4 horses and 6 people. These camps are open April 1st to November 11. call 1-877-444-6777 from 10 am till 10 pm for reservations.
there are several stables located just a few minutes drive from almost any area. Click a city below for details and a directory of stables in the Smoky Mountain area.
Smoky Mountain Riding Stables Directory
Douglas Lake View Stables 1650 Providence Rd. Sevierville, TN
37876 Phone: (865) 428-3587
Deer Farm Riding Stables 478 Happy Hollow Rd., Sevierville Phone: (865) 429-2276
Five Oaks Riding Stables Sevierville, TN 37738 Phone: (865) 428-9764
Middle Creek Stables near Dollywood Phone: (865) 428-8363
Next to Heaven Stables Highway 321 Townsend, TN Phone: (865) 448-9150
Ponderosa Riding Stables 909 Little Cover Road Gatlinburg, TN 37863
Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Riding Stables 478 Happy Hollow Rd. Phone: (865) 428-3337 or (868) 429-2227
Smoky Mountain Stables Highway 321 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-5634
Walden Creek Stables 2709 Walden Creek Rd Sevierville, TN 37862 Phone: (865) 429-0411 or (865) 429-0607