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Horseback use for Groups staying for a week
Riding to and from the ranch and Florence Lake on Saturday is offered at $95 each way. This rate includes the services of your guide.
Horseback use for Short Stay periods
HORSES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING THE SHORT STAY PERIODS. Inquire before you make plans to ride. Full day and half-day rates same as shown for Groups above.
Riding to the ranch from Florence Lake on Saturdays and Wednesdays is $95 per rider.
If you need to have your gear packed in from Florence Lake to the ranch, or from the ranch out to Florence Lake on a day other than Saturday or Wednesday, the rate is $95 per pack horse, $95 per saddle horse, and $250 for the packer. If multiple parties are being packed in or out, the packer fee will be split between parties. One packer/guide can take up to six horses.
Availability subject to US Forest Service and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, where applicable, quota restrictions. You must obtain your own wilderness permit from the agency which governs your entry trailhead.
We are able to do dunnage, spot and resupply pack trips for our guests, resupply customers, and the public with advance reservations. Charge for the packer is $300 per day, $150 per pack horse, and $150 per saddle horse. A packer/guide can accompany up to five riders. We can pack to locations in the Sierra National Forest and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park.
If you want an overnight pack trip, you will need to contact us several months in advance so we can arrange with the Park Service or Forest Service for the necessary permits. You will need to arrange for the necessary wilderness permits in advance also. It all comes down to: Plan Ahead.
Horseback riding conditionsApplies to all riders
The minimum age to ride a horse is 6 years. Riding helmets are required for everyone up through age 12 and recommended to everyone regardless of age. Bicycle helmets are approved for horseback riding. Due to insurance requirements, we cannot allow riding without a guide. We do not allow double riding; it’s one person per horse. There is an additional charge of 3% which is paid to the USDA Forest Service for use of forest trails.
We have an absolute weight limit for riders250 pounds (113 kg), and the rider must be in very good physical condition with an athletic build, not overweight.
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