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 9AM-3PM, by reservation only and based on availability
Cost: Members $54, Guests $61, Public $69

Two-Hour Rides
Available upon request; please call (530) 587-9470 for more information.
Cost: Members $108, Guests $122, Public $138

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

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


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 2018.


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