Ride in the
High Sierra! There are a number of stables
and equestrian centers
in Plumas County that offer trail rides,
instruction for individuals and family with
or without prior horseback riding
a horseback ride into terrain that brings
you to pristine lakes, towering pine forests
and back in history. Wranglers from
numerous stables offer guided trips ranging
from novice hour-long rides to overnight
pack trips complete with meals. Or, if you
prefer, the guides will pack you in and out
on horses, leaving you to enjoy the campsite
on your own. Want to experience the
Old West in comfort and style? Try a
horse-drawn wagon ride that includes a
barbecue dinner served outdoors. In
the winter, you can sing carols and snuggle
together on sleigh rides pulled by
Visitors who bring their own horses also will
find plenty of trails, camp- sites and
stables to accommodate them. Check with the
Plumas or Lassen National Forest Service
offices for specific trail and campsite
WHAT IT OFFERS
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch
2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd.
10 miles east of Quincy
(530) 283-0930 or
Beginning through advanced trail rides
for adults and kids, pony rides, wagon
rides, guest rodeos, ride-in cookouts,
bonfire sing-alongs, roping practice,
"cowgirl bootcamp." Equine Guided
Leadership workshops available April -
October. Trail rides available in daily,
weekly, weekend ranch stay packages and
separately. Available for special and
group events. Reservations required.
Hourly rides available spring through fall.
Gold Lake Stables
7000 Gold Lake Road
Lakes Basin Recreation Area
One hour, two & 1/2 hour, half-day and all day trail rides with scenic views.
Overnight backcountry pack trips, including fishing, hiking, and
photography; all expense trips and drop camps. Seasonal, July through October.
One hour and one & 1/2 hour family
horseback trail rides. Horseback riding
lessons and children's horsemanship
camps. Horse boarding. Seasonal, June
Drakesbad Guest Ranch
End of Warner Valley Rd.
Located within Lassen Volcanic National Park. Rides from 45 minutes to
eight hours to hydrothermal sites. Lunches, pony rides
available. Hiking, fishing, massages, wildlife viewing, and swimming in
hydrothermal pool. Full meal service. Reservations recommended. Open first
weekend of June through mid-October.
Giddy-up-and-Go Sleigh and Carriage
Draft horse-drawn carriages, draft hose parties, trolley and sleigh rides, hay
rides, wedding carriage, Santa/sleigh delivery, on-site or come to you.
Children's pony parties, portable petting zoo, driving lessons and horse
hauling. Available for special events. Reservations required.
P.O. Box 30194
Cromberg, CA 96103
|Horseback riding for the
handicapped. Lessons and events for physically,
mentally or learning disabled children,
adults, and their families.
New England Ranch
2571 Quincy Junction Rd
boarding and trail rides with your own
horse (guided or unguided) on 88-acre
working ranch. Horse camp, ranch tours,
Pitchfork Cattle Company
92433 Hwy 70, Vinton
on wagon pulled by draft horses on
working cattle ranch. Barbecue dinner
rides, sleigh rides. Fri-Sun only.
Reservations and group minimum required.
Available for special events. Open
Pines Riding Stables
3000 Almanor Dr. West
Lake Almanor 96137
One hour, to 90 minute trail rides, pony rides. Overnight trips, pack trips. Open Memorial Day
through Labor Day.
39285 Hwy. 70, two miles north
lessons, trail rides, children's pony
parties, overnight pack trips, wagon
cookouts, full service facility camp for
special events. Boarding and training.
Reservations required. Open year-round.
Red’s Meadow Ranch
1850 “C” Road
Easy access through Clio
rides, half day rides, pack charters,
boarding, horse shoeing, drop camps,
hunting-fishing tours, Horse training
and rider instruction. Open
2651 River Dance Rd., two miles west of
Quincy off Bucks Lake Road
(530) 249-3280 or
riding instruction, daily and weekly
boarding. Open year-round.