A West Virginia Horseback Riding Adventure
Mountain Trail Rides is located on Freeland Road in Canaan Valley, just .25 mile off of Route 32, less than five minutes from Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Timberline Four Seasons Resort. Other nearby attractions include the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Blackwater Falls, Spruce Knob, Seneca Rocks, Seneca Caverns, Smoke Hole Caverns, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Scenic Railroad, Cass Scenic Railroad, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Greenbank, and Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.
- No running or racing of horses is allowed.
- No smoking is allowed in or around the stable or hay storage areas.
Your Riding Group
Riding groups differ in size from 1 to 20 riders, but the average group is around 5-10 people. Many customers have never ridden horses before, but return from their ride feeling comfortable in the saddle. If you have never ridden a horse before, or have never ridden with western tack or saddle, do not worry. Your guide will show you what you need to know and give you pointers during the ride.
All horses are properly cared for, regularly exercised and generally well suited for use with novice riders. Sick, lame, undernourished or ill tempered horses are NOT used on trail rides.
What to Wear?
Customers may ride in whatever clothing and footwear most comfortable to you, but we do recommend long pants and closed-toe shoes with heels (avoid sandals). Don't forget to dress warmly for cooler temperatures and bring along your sunscreen when necessary. Please don't wear hats without chin straps on windy days!
Age & Weight Restrictions
Children ages 6-10 may go on the 1 hour and 1-1/2 hour rides only.
Children 10 and older may go on the 2 hour rides.
Children 14 and older may go on the Mountain Adventure Ride, if they have some previous riding experience.
Hand-led horse rides are available for children of all ages and disabilities for a cost of only $6.00.
Have little ones ages 3-5 who REALLY want to go on a trail ride? Give us a call at 304-866-4652 to talk about options to make both child and parent(s) happy!
Larger persons weighing more than 240 pounds MUST inform the stable of their weight in advance since we only have a limited number of horses capable of carrying heavier riders. Larger persons may be restricted to a 1 hour ride only at the discretion of the stable management.
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 304-866-4652