Most people know Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, backdropped by the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains. But beyond all the activities at the lake, the surrounding wilderness provides endless opportunities for travelers to explore the scenic backcountry. Particularly adventurous individuals can hit the backcountry trails by foot and camp along the way. But, for those who want to see the beauty of the backcountry without all the hard work of hiking, we recommend horseback riding in Lake Tahoe. Ride into the Sierra Nevada wilderness and explore forested trails, meadows, and alpine lakes.
Camp Richardson offers scenic horseback rides and pony rides in South Lake Tahoe. The standard trail rides take guests through Tahoe National Forest, known for mountain meadows and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Or double the time on your horse with the extended trail rides instead. And families with kids under five can sign up for a gentle pony ride.
Zephyr Cove Stable is located just across the border in Nevada. They offer one to two-hour rides through the High Sierra Wilderness guided by a friendly cowboy. What sets them apart are the dinner rides where you can enjoy a hearty dinner at their picnic area after the ride. Dinner includes steak, chicken, baked beans, baked potatoes, salad, corn-on-the-cob, and french bread. Call 775-588-5664 to book your reservation today!
If you are looking for horseback riding in Lake Tahoe away from the crowds, then Piping Rock Equestrian Center is for you! All their rides are private so you can enjoy a personal experience with your group. The Deer Trail Ride is perfect for beginners, and the Prosser Plateau ride is recommended for novice riders. And if you are an experienced rider, you can sign up for the three-hour Advanced Scenic Ride.
If you are interested in hitting the trails in the North Lake Tahoe area, try a scenic ride with Alpine Meadows Stables. The most popular option is the scenic tour, perfect for families or first-time riders. The tour will take you past Bear Creek, pine forests, and Mule Ear meadows. If you want to spend more time on the trails, you can sign up for their mountain or half-day ride instead.
Experience Horseback Riding in Lake Tahoe
Explore the beauty of the Sierra wilderness and try horseback riding in Lake Tahoe during your next mountain getaway. After your equine adventure, return to Tahoe Truckee Vacation Properties and unwind in your spacious Lake Tahoe vacation rental. We have everything you need to plan the perfect Lake Tahoe getaway with the family!