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Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

Location Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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Overview

Ride on horseback following your guide through a hardwood and enchanting white pine forest sprinkled with azaleas before you emerge into an open meadow on top of the mountain.

You reach 4,200 feet in elevation here and are treated to sweeping 30 mile views out to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also, be on the lookout for wildlife, including deer, chipmunks, turkey, hawks and raptors of all types soaring above.

On the descent, you travel past the Old Fort Lodge area — a former youth camp established in 1960 — before ending your ride back at the stables of this 200-acre working horse farm.

Be sure to bring your camera. These are memories you want to treasure forever.

Flame Azalea
FLAME AZALEA TRAIL - 50 MINUTES TO 1 HR ON TRAIL + Safety Program. You travel up to 4200ft of elevation with majestic 30 mile views out to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 1 hour

Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • Safety orientation
  • Helmets are mandatory for all riders
  • Ponchos or rain coats provided for inclement weather
  • Use of all equipment (horse, tack and helmet)
  • Professional guide
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting point
For the Meeting Point, go to Cullowhee North Carolina. At the 4th stop light on hwy 107 turn right on to Cullowhee Mountain Road and go 9 miles to the top of Cullowhee Mountain. Turn left onto our driveway, Arrowmont Trail. Go 1/4 mile on our driveway and meet us at the Stables.
Return details
For the Meeting Point, go to Cullowhee North Carolina. At the 4th stop light on hwy 107 turn right on to Cullowhee Mountain Road and go 9 miles to the top of Cullowhee Mountain. Turn left onto our driveway, Arrowmont Trail. Go 1/4 mile on our driveway and meet us at the Stables.

YOUR TRAIL...The Flame Azalea

Ride on horseback through the Flame Azalea Trail into a hardwood forest of enchanting white pines and blooming azaleas. Your approximate 60-minute guided tour starts with a 30-45 minute safety briefing and training at the Arrowmont Stables.

You’ll get acquainted with equine behavior and riding tips during a 30-45 minute safety program via training video or live demonstration.

After the safety demonstration, you’re matched with a suitable horse, you put on your helmet (under 18 helmets are mandatory), are mounted and the guide adjusts your stirrups, and then you try your horse out in the ring before setting off on the Flame Azalea Trail.

Follow your guide through a hardwood and white pine forest flanked by azaleas before you emerge into an open meadow. Reaching 4,200 feet in elevation, you’re treated to sweeping 30 mile views out of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be on the lookout for wildlife, including raptors soaring above.

On the descent, travel past the Old Fort Lodge area — a former youth camp established in 1960 — before ending your tour back at the stables of the 200-acre working horse farm.

Closed-toe shoes mandatory & long pants recommended.

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Plan an extra 50-60 minutes, in addition to your trail time, for your safety and training program.
  • Your Safety Program consists of a video or live demonstration covering the horse's training, safety and horse personality.
  • You are given a chance to try your horse in the ring before departing. If needed, your horse can be changed before your trail.
  • Ages need to be given at time of Booking so we may assign proper horses
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Long pants recommended
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If it looks like rain, bring an extra T-shirt and towel
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Horseback riding has a natural social distancing involved with it during the trail ride activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • How it works?
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    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

    Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

    Location Asheville, North Carolina, USA
    Experience unavailable
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!
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