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Flame Azalea and Fern Forest Combo Horseback Trail Ride

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    What to Expect
    This beautiful horseback ride combines the Majestic Flame Azalea and the lush Fern Forest for a really enjoyable trail ride for everyone. You start up the mountain traveling through a hard wood forest filled with wild Flame Azaleas. After the hardwoods, you enter an enchanting white pine forest just like in the Star Wars movie!  From the pines you emerge in a beautiful open meadow at 4200ft of elevation with majestic 30 mile views out to the Blue Ridge Parkway. You will think you are in the legendary movie "Sound of Music." This is an amazing experience. Descending the top you travel through an old youth camp. Next, you enter an enchanting lush, deep wood, fern forest. It meanders through a dense forest before returning to the barn. This is a 200 acre working horse farm. Plan at least 2.5-hours for your adventure as Trail Time is approximately 80-Minutes plus your Safety Program.

    • Horses don't know they are big. That's why we can control them with the bit in their mouth.
    • Horses think like little children and expect you to protect them.
    • You NEED to know this. Whoever is most stubborn wins. You need to be more stubborn than the horse.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    276 Arrowmont Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Safety orientation
    • Horseback Ride (based on option selected)
    • Use of all equipment (horse, tack and helmet)
    • Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old
    • Ponchos or Rain coats provided for inclement weather
    • Majestic Trails with a variety in terrain from 4200 feet elevation at the top to 3400 feet in the valley
    • Local guide
    • Gratuities
    • DVD (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Plan an extra 50-60 minutes, in addition to your trail time, for your safety and training program.
    • Please Note, This Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety 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.
    • All passenger ages must be advised at time of booking
    • Closed-toe shoes are required
    • Long pants recommended
    • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Use of helmet mandatory for under 18 years old
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • If it looks like rain, bring an extra T-shirt and towel
    • You will try your horse out in the ring before going on your trail
    • The Safety Program Starts at your stated trail time, not before it. Your Trail immediately follows your safety program
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    As an experienced rider I can say that Arrowmont Stables really knows how to accommodate all levels of riders. They even let you choose a different horse if you feel like the horse they choose for you is not a good match. The views from the trails are spectacular. Their horses
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    The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They are very good at instructing new riders and making sure that everyone is paired with the right horse. We will definitely be returning to see the other trails that this place has to offer. The trails are well maintained and the
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    Response from Arrowmont_Stables, General Manager at Flame Azalea and Fern Forest Combo Horseback Trail Ride
    Responded 14 Jun 2018
    Thanks so much for taking your time to write a review. We are very grateful for your kind words. Blessings
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Arrowmont Stables
    Jennifer T
    Flame Azalea Trail Horseback Riding
    We had such an amazing experience! Our guide was extremely helpful and patient and made sure we enjoyed every
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    Molly K
    Lizzie did a great job. She went above and beyond. I really enjoyed my ride! I rode Spike and he was well trained
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    Kristine C
    Anniversary ride!
    We came as a fun anniversary trip on our vacation from IL, and I was pleasantly surprised. We have two horses of
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    Anna C
    Great experience!
    Most beautiful trail and great horses. I’ve gone horseback riding in several different places and this one was
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    Camping and horseback riding
    We had a wonderful time camping out under the stars on Cullowhee Mountain at Arrowmount stables. Horseback riding
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    Chris B
    Everything went well. Guides did a good job. Kids enjoyed it. For some reason I need to get 100 characters
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    Jamie S
    Great Experience
    Awesome family environment. My mom and I went together. Sonny and his wife are very kind and caring. The horses
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    Bluffton, South Carolina
    Great horseback riding experience
    My husband and I made reservations for the Fern Forest Trail, which is their basic, simplest ride-we ride maybe
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    Timothy A
    Fantastic get away
    Just finished a picnic trail ride with my wife and mother in-law. It was a wonderful time. Our guide Joshua was
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    Anne B
    Frankfort, Illinois
    Great day horseback riding
    Joshua was an excellent guide on our tour of the Fern Forest. This was my children's first time horseback riding
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