Trail Rides

Our experienced wranglers and trail-wise horses will take you on a ride through high mountain forests and upland meadows or down into the lush Euer Valley full of wild flowers, grazing cattle and icy cold mountain streams. Stands of quaking aspen, willows, pines and fir, and thickets of manzanita are home to the wildlife of the High Sierra. California black bears, mule deer, chickarees and red-tail hawks are frequently spotted during rides. The chatter of squirrels, the whir of a quail’s wings as it flees into the brush, the occasional screech of a hawk, along with the whisper of wind in the trees all blend into a background of natural music punctuated with the hoof beats of your mount. You’ll sway in your saddle, relaxed, with the warm sun on your shoulders; for a brief hour or two, take a break from the electronic world. The only communication devices needed are the reins guiding your horse.

Trail riders must be at least 7 years old, 4 feet tall and 60 pounds. Our weight limit is approximately 215 pounds. These are scenic walking rides in western saddles and are offered upon availability. Reservations are required/24 hour cancellation policy.

Our hours are as follows:

One-hour rides
Days and Times*: Wednesday – Sunday 9 a.m to 3 p.m., by reservation only and based on availability.
Cost: Members $52, Guests $59, Public $64

Two-hour rides
Available upon request; please call 530-587-9470 for more information.
Cost: Members $104, Guests $118, Public $128

Long pants and boots or closed-toe shoes are required for all rides including pony rides. No hiking boots. Riding helmets are mandatory for all riders under the age of 18 and are provided.

Please note the two-hour ride covers more challenging terrain and is not recommended for beginner riders.


Private Family Euer Valley Dinner

Come join us for a beautiful horseback ride down into the Euer Valley with up to six members of your family or friends. The evening includes a horseback ride into scenic Euer Valley where you'll enjoy a catered cowboy dinner. This event is based upon availability and by reservation only. Please call for select dates and more information.

Adult $109 and Child $99, offered from 3:30-6:00 p.m. max number of people is 6.



Reservations are required for all rides. To make a reservation, call 530-587-9470. Please note, our office will not be regularly staffed until early June 2017.


Helmets are mandatory for all riders under the age of 18 and are strongly recommended for those 18 and older. Helmets are provided free of charge. Riders may bring their own certified riding helmet if they wish.


Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

Closed for the season.

15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA 96161

(530) 587-9470