There’s something intensely compelling about the landscape of Sunriver, Oregon, where seemingly ordinary individuals took an extraordinary risk and traveled west, across the nation and far from everything and everyone they knew.
When you look over the great swathes of dense, lush forest, green and fertile river valleys, distant mountain peaks, and even the manmade wonders of the well-groomed golf courses nearby, it can fill you with a sense of adventure that inspires you to take to the trails and really explore all that Sunriver has to offer, with the same spirit as those first great pioneers.
One of the most popular ways to do so is by horseback—just like the area’s founders. Read on to learn more about Sunriver, Oregon horseback riding trails and how they can add something special to your vacation experience!
The Best Trails and Stables for Sunriver Horseback Riding
Unless you’re an expert horse rider, it’s likely that you’ll need the help of a guide to get started on your Sunriver horseback riding journey. Sunriver Stables provides such services, with guided trail rides through the Great Meadow and Deschutes National Forest, ranging in difficulty depending on the experience and skill-level of visitors. They even offer pony rides for young children ages two to six years old, as well as lessons for people who want to hone their riding skills or learn the basics of saddling and grooming a horse.
Diane’s Riding Place, Black Butte Stables, and Juniper Trails Horse Ranch also offer guided trail rides, pony rides, and lessons. Be sure to bring your camera on these rides, as they take you along the stunning scenery of the Deschutes River, Smith Rock State Park, or the wilderness of the Three Sisters, with unbeatable views of Mt. Washington and Broken Top.
Sunriver Pines – Your Gateway to the Wonders of Central Oregon
After a long day of Sunriver horseback riding, make sure that you have a warm, comfortable place to come back to and rest. Sunriver Pines provides the most well-maintained, luxurious vacation cabins and homes in all of Sunriver, with excellent customer service to match. Just ask our friendly reservation specialists if you are curious to learn more about the wonderful vacation properties available for you to rent, how the vacation rental process works, or even simply for additional information on Sunriver.
Contact us today to reserve your own slice of paradise in the woods and experience the ultimate vacation in central Oregon!