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Smoky Mountain Trail Rides and Bison Farm

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1959 Walnut Creek Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-6151
+1 828-768-9339
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Great family fun & nice views. Rachel and Branden were awesome.

We carried my 8, 11, and 12 year old kids, and they had a blast. Branden and the owner, Gary, were... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Mike W
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Canton, Georgia, United States
Nice day

We had a two-hour trail ride up the mountain. The guides were friendly and competent and the horses... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Kristen D
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1959 Walnut Creek Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-6151
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We carried my 8, 11, and 12 year old kids, and they had a blast. Branden and the owner, Gary, were careful to put my kids on very easy to ride horses. It was well worth the money and they were very accommodating to our...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We had a two-hour trail ride up the mountain. The guides were friendly and competent and the horses were gentle and well-mannered.

1  Thank Kristen D
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Today I was thrown off a horse during a trail ride. First, I was put onto a horse where one of the stirrups was too long. Then on the ride, the two back guides left their position to ride ahead. I was in the back...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We decided to spend the weekend in Asheville on a whim; what a fantastic experience! We called Gary at Smoky Mountain Trail Rides on a Saturday morning and said we were about to drive his way and could we possibly grab a trail ride. He...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This was AWESOME!!! We went with our 8 yr old son, he had his own horse, my husband, I rode with my daughter which is 5 yrs old. The guide was very attentive to my son since it was his first time riding alone. We...More

Thank Roxanne L
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had a diverse bunch in our group - some experienced with horses, some first timers! We were well matched with our horses and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery, as well as the other animals on the farm. Will definitely come again!

Thank kjmama1995
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were very happy to have the owner himself lead us on our ride. It was a lovely and easy drive from Asheville. The horses seemed to be well cared for. We really enjoyed the simplicity of the experience. They supply helmets for every one...More

1  Thank kim r
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Family of three did the two hour trail ride and then stayed at the camp site for the night. The ride is amazing with great views and great guides (Savanah and Andrea). We really liked the fact that, while totally beginner friendly, you can actually...More

Thank George H
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting place. The owner and his teenage daughter were our hosts and guides. This is as low tech as it gets- he uses pen and paper reservations and registration. When you arrive, it's an old shack and they have a dozen cats...More

Thank RHStacia
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My 14-year-old daughter and I love to ride horses. This place was just the ticket for a wonderful day. My husband went along even though he isn't a big fan of riding and he had a wonderful time as well. The horses were great and...More

Thank MaleaO
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Brittany Gordon R
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Response from JuliaSN | Reviewed this property |
You can call and ask but I would say it was a lot more space and freedom than almost any trail ride I have been on in the US.
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