Horseback Riding in the Central Sierra Nevada 

Taking the family, friends or that someone special for a Sierra horseback ride can be the experience of a lifetime. The Shaver Basin is situated halfway between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks and features trails with an elevation range from 5,000 feet to 10,000 feet and includes several businesses that can take you out on the trail. There is a list below for your convenience.

This outdoor recreational paradise is filled with a variety of trailheads that lead to a pristine wilderness. There are over 200 lakes, the San Joaquin River and many large creeks waiting to be explored. So plan to get away for awhile. Find an outfit and enjoy a ride. You can take a one or two hour ride if you are new to horseback riding.

If not, perhaps a half day of riding or even a full day would suit your fancy. When you're ready for a little adventure, let one of the outfitters lead you into the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada backcountry.

The Ansel Adams, John Muir, Kaiser and Dinkey Lakes Wilderness are among the terrain that you may travel through or on into Kings Canyon National Park. So take a day and enjoy a scenic ride. It will be one of those experiences that you will never forget

If possible, call and make an appointment. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes before ride time.

The Following Are General Guidelines

Each Facility May Have Their Own Variations. We Suggest You Check With Them in Advance

Basic Information:

  • Horseback Rides are Usually Guided
  • Experience the old West on horseback
  • The variety of trail rides are expansive
  • One or Two Hour Rides are typical
  • Half and Full Day Rides are available
  • Overnight Pack trips are available

Remember to Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Shoes, Boots, Flip Flops
  • Clothes for the weather
  • Jeans/Long Pants/Shorts

Riding requirements:

  • Must ber 6 years of age
  • No one over 250 lbs.
  • No double riding
  • No trotting/galloping
  • Avoid backpacks/purses
  • No alocholic beverages
Clyde Pack Outfitters
(559) 841-2113

High Sierra Pack Outfit
(559) 299-8297

Shaver Stable
(559) 841-8500

D & F Pack Station
(559) 893-3220

Lost Valley Pack Station
(559) 855-3960