We are currently open for business! Social Distancing guidelines will be followed, and we highly recommend that everyone wears a mask. Best wishes - SBTR

Marshall, NC7 Nov. 201864°F

“Asheville’s Premier Horseback Riding Destination.”

We are located on a secluded ranch minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina that has been in the family for four generations. Our picturesque trails pass through the high country, scenic mountain meadows and wooded areas of Madison County.


“Fresh mountain air, breath-taking scenery”

Fresh mountain air, breath-taking scenery and an old fashioned down-home friendliness greet you when you visit family-owned Sandy Bottom Trail Rides.


“Perfect for people of all ages and horseback riding abilities.”

Our rides are perfect for people of all ages and horseback riding abilities. We have no age limit, a 250 lb weight limit, and are flexible to meet your needs.

Horseback riding at Sandy Bottom Trail rides is relaxing and safe! We have horses in our stable to match every guest’s size and riding ability. All rides are accompanied by friendly, experienced trail guides.

Sandy Bottom offers horseback riding year round.

We have one hour, two hour, three hour, and four hour horseback rides leaving daily from our stables at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. In the winter months we will not ride if the temperature is below 32 degrees, and sometimes rides will be delayed until temperature rises above freezing.


Our most popular horseback ride takes you and your fellow riders to the world famous “Little Pine Gem Mine”, located in a remote corner of our ranch. This ride is three hours, and you are free to keep all the gem-quality garnets you can find.


It is not hard to see why my great grandfather settled in this location over a hundred years ago! You will never forget your North Carolina horseback riding experience at Sandy Bottom trail rides.

Give us a call and come visit us soon!