There is a riding stable near the entrance of the Cades Cove loop in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the horses provide an excellent way to enjoy the cove, you may want to stop there.
The Cades Cove Riding Stable is open March 10 through December 2, weather permitting. Guided trail rides are conducted on horseback for $30 an hour, per person. Carriage rides around Cades Cove run $12 per person and last approximately 30 minutes.
Motorized hay rides are excellent for large groups and cost $12 per person. Hay rides are by reservation only. On the dates of June 11 through Aug. 9, there will be park ranger hay rides. The park ranger hay rides run on a Monday – Thursday schedule on a first come first served basis and cost $14 per person.
For more information, call (865-448-9009)