Guided Horseback Rides
Guided horseback rides are available to the public in summer at two horseback riding stables operated under a concessions permit in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Opening and closing dates for each location depend upon weather conditions. Weight limits and age restrictions may apply.
Rates: $50 for a one-hour ride, or $90 for a 2-hour ride. Please call the stables for additional information and to make a reservation. Reservations are recommended.
Grant Grove Stables, Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove Stables are located near the General Grant Tree in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. The stables offer 1-2 hour guided trips. Routes include the General Grant Tree, North Grove, Lion Meadow, and Dead Giant Loop. Currently rides are offered to single family groups of up to 6 people. Group size limits may change as guidance allows. Call for more information or to make a reservation.
Cedar Grove Pack Station, Kings Canyon National Park
typically June through mid-October, weather permitting
Cedar Grove Pack Station is located just outside the Cedar Grove Village. Rides range from one hour to all day, and there are options for all experience levels. Day trips offer rides along the Kings Canyon River in the Cedar Grove area. Wilderness spot/dunnage trips are also available. Currently rides are offered to single family groups of up to 6 people. Group size limits may change as guidance allows. Call to make a reservation. Walk-in reservations may be available for day rides.
Bringing Your Horse to the Park
"Stock use" refers to travel with horses, mules, burros, and llamas in the parks. If you wish to ride your own horse in the parks please read the Stock Use information page. If you're planning an overnight trip, a wilderness permit is required.
Commercial Pack Services
A variety of stock services, including stock-supported wilderness trips, are available through outfitters who hold a current commercial-use permit to operate within the parks. Check our list of commercial pack stations that offer trips in these parks to plan a stock trip. The National Park Service does not endorse any particular business.
Last updated: November 18, 2020