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“Fun for novices and pros”

Smoky Mountain Trail Rides and Bison Farm
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Marshall
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

First of all, it was really easy to book with them. We just called in the morning and we were lucky enough that there was no one else by that point who has booked them. When we got there, they welcomed us and set us up on our horses immediately as soon as we were done with the papers.

My gf hasn't ridden a horse before so when we told them they gave her the nicest horse who was really easy to handle. In the end she said she was very happy with the horse and the trip, and I think it really was a great first time for her. I got a more.. spirited horse, but since I have experience it just made it that much more interesting. There were only four of us during the trail ride, my gf and I, another guy and the guide. The guide told us that he didn't like having big groups and therefore he always tries his best to have small number of people because it feels more personal, which we liked a lot.

The scenery there was beautiful, we rode in the mountain and also by the hills. For more experienced riders, we were told that the guide (not sure if his name was Gary or Scott, he was the owner) normally bring people to ride with the bison. He was also very knowledgeable and told us the history of the mountain and what's happened there. On the plus side, he told us that we could've ordered a lunch of bison burger. Had we known before we booked we would definitely have ordered it.

In the end of the tour, he showed us around the property and to his other animals in the ranch: the calves, other horses, pigs and goats.
All in all, it was a very nice trail ride and worth the money thousand times over.

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

First time to ride a horse in years and the staff went out of their way to make sure everyone in our group was comfortable on the horses. The scenery was beautiful, staff was knowledgeable of the area giving us a detail history of the land, and made sure it was an enjoyable experience for everyone in our group. Lunch on top of the mountain was a plus.

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Reviewed 10 May 2013

The scenery was beautiful, staff was knowledgable and friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone.

1  Thank jjhalli
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

This trail is beautiful. It's a total of 10 miles if you go all the way but it is well worth it. It's a popular trail so you don't be alone. Great for all levels of hikers. Start early to get a parking place. Bathroom and bag lunch avail if you go all the way to le conte lodge

Thank Beth N
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Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

Our trip got off to a bit of a slow start. (The horses were just coming off their winter of grazing and some weren't too excited to be saddled back up.) But once we got going, the sights were beautiful!!! Only did the one hour, but wished for more time to see more of the beautiful mountains!!! Steep trails, but a great ride!!! Thanks y'all!!!

1  Thank Bgrahamcracker
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