Half Day Rides

Burnt Peak, 9 miles/ Bear Camp,12 miles

Reservations required, we offer two different Rides, advanced riders only:

Pacific Crest Trail to Burnt Peak $170

Total Ride Miles and Time: 9 miles, depending on the pace we go 3-5 hours
Ride Details: walking, trotting, climbing 1250 feet elevation and 1200ft descending, weight limit is 190 pounds.

Pacific Crest Trail to Bear Camp $190

This ride we recommend for riders, which are fit, and have confident skills- great challenge!

Total Ride Miles and Time: 12 miles, depending on the pace we go 3-6 hours
Ride Details: walking, trotting, climbing- 1700 feet elevation and 1700ft descending, weight limit is 190 pounds.

Pacific Crest Trail to Burnt Peak

Riders meet their assigned horse in the ring. All our rider's will be instructed at first. Afterwards your guide will present a detailed riding demonstration in an fenced in arena. You will get plenty of time to practice mounting/ dismounting, practice proper rain management, ride circles, and loops, test your mount out at a trot. Of course, your questions are always welcome! This preparation will  help you to connect you with your horse, and will make you to feel a lot safer, once we are getting out on the trail! Additionally  we'll make sure the saddle fits your seat properly, and the stirrup leathers will be adjusted to fit your length of your leg!

Afterwards, we head out on the trail.

Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep 1,250 feet elevation climb. Arrived on the ridge, the horses get a moment to catch they're breath.The coming four miles, enjoy the possibility of long trot sequences, heading down the Pacific Crest Trail. This world famous path guides us through an ancient forest of a mixture of Jeffrey Pines, Ponderosa Pines, Manzanita Trees and Oak Trees.

Enjoy not only welcoming shade during California's hot summer month, but also magnificent views across the desert, over to the High Sierras, and after arrival at Burnt Peak Junction, Los Angeles to your west.

Descend will be on the slowly dropping fire road. We meet back at the horse trailer, at the foot of the Sawmill Mountains.

Pacific Crest Trail to Bear Camp

This ride is the most technical and challenging of all our rides, all riders for this particular ride- must be fit!

Riders meet their assigned horse in the ring. All our new rider's get a live riding demonstration from ride management. You'll get the opportunity to test your mount out at a trot, we'll make sure the saddle fits your seat properly, and that you feel comfortable and safe on your mount.

Afterwards, we head out on the trail.

Our ride begins with a slow warm up trot, to prepare our horses muscles for a long, steep 1,250 feet elevation climb. Arrived on the ridge, the horses get a moment, to catch they're breath. From here we heading to the trail head of the world famous Pacific Crest Trail, climbing another two challenging miles. Breathtaking, scenic views hugging us from all around!

For the coming four miles skilled, confident, athletic, horse riders can be challenged if they wish, while zipping at a trot on this very winding, bending, hilly up and down wilderness path. In addition riders will have to look out for upcoming branches. Bending balanced over the horse neck, side wards, or leaning back of your mount is required, to avoid sometimes the brushy branches. Most of our guest riders will break here a sweat!

For riders which prefer to take it easy, we just enjoy this beautiful trail at a walk, mixed up with some short trotting sessions here and there.

A deserved break will be taken in Bear Camp!

After this roller coaster ride on our horses, we drop down to the Sawmill Mountains, while soaking in the desert views ahead of us! The second much steeper incline brings us back to the ranch.

Running Horse Ranch

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Pacific Crest Trail Ride