Put a little hitch in your giddyup and try something new with your buckaroos—horseback riding. Whether you’re into trails and terrain or guides and guarantees, the Atlanta horseback riding scene has a bit of everything. Keep reading for our round-up of the best places to saddle up, below.

Georgia Frontiers


Fantastic horseback riding close to Atlanta exists at Georgia Frontiers, where you'll enjoy western-style horseback riding in a safe, natural environment. Good for first-timers and experienced cowboys and cowgirls alike, Georgia Frontiers will make sure you get the instruction you need to relax in the saddle, lead you along beautiful horse trails, and can even customize a ride for your group or family.

When to Go: Georgia Frontiers is open daily, but operates on reservations only in order to provide the most personalized ride possible.

Cost: A 1-hr. trail ride will run you $50, and increases in price according to ride time.

Minimum Age: 9

545 Ruff White Road
Canton, Georgia 30114
Online: georgiahorsebackriding.org


Serenbe Trail Riding

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Experience the rolling hills and winding paths of Serenbe on horseback. Whether you are an accomplished equestrian or have little experience with horses, Serenbe Trailriding has an adventure to offer you and your family, and skilled staff and gentle horses that makes it a destination for the experienced and novice rider, alike.

When to Go: Available Tues.-Sun. by appointment. Make reservations online or call 770-463-2610.

Price: Starting at $85 for a 1-hr. standard trail ride.

Minimum Age: 12

10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd.
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
Online: serenbetrailriding.com

Gold City Corral

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Whether you're a beginner looking for a 1 or 2-hour ride or more advanced and ready for a half-day ride, the guides at Gold City Corral can meet you where you are and help you gain the next comfort and skill level of horseback riding. With trails, mountain ridges, and fields, your ride with Gold City Corral in the North Georgia mountains will be as picturesque as it is fun.

When to Go: Daily through Oct. 1, then on a more limited schedule during winter months.

Price: Starting at $40 for a 1-hr. standard trail ride, they also offer family pricing (for four riders) at $130 per hour long ride. 

Minimum Age: 8

49 Forrest Hill Road
Dahlonega , GA 30533
Online: goldcitycorral.com

Serenbe Trail Riding

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A one-hour guided trail ride at Rolling Hills Horse Ranch will lead you beside flowing waters, through shaded woods, and across green pastures. With groups of 4 or fewer, you'll enjoy a relaxing and peaceful experience.

When to Go: Trail riding is available by appointment only from Mon.-Sat., with the last ride of the day during summer occurring around 8 p.m.

Price: Starting at $65 for a 1-hr. standard trail ride.

Minimum Age: 13, but younger riders—when guided by a trained staff member of Rolling Hills Horse Ranch—may also ride.

Southwest Atlanta
Address provided upon reservation of ride time.
Online: rollinghillshorseranch.com

Roosevelt Stables

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You'll find 28 miles of horse trail riding near FDR State Park, with plenty of guided trail rides to choose from.

When to Go: Tues.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price: Starting at $40; varies by trail choice

Minimum Age: 6

1063 Group Camp Rd
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Online: serenbetrailriding.com

Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides

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Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hells Hollow offers trail rides from beginner to expert, pony rides, pony-go-round, riding lessons, sunset & custom rides, special packages, birthday parties, pony parties, pond fishing and gem mining.

When to Go: Available 7 days a week by appointment. Make reservations online or call 706-408-7433.

Price: Starting at $35 for a 1-hr. standard trail ride.

Minimum Age: 8

319 Hells Hollow Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Online: blueridgemountaintrailrides.com

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—Shelley Massey


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