*** please note our horseback riding tours are now closed for the season opening back up in April*** please send us an email: email@example.com if you would like to pre-book for next year. Be sure to checkk out all our other reccomended activities here ***
Horseback Riding Squamish – Callaghan Valley
Horseback riding Squamish is a great way to bring out your inner cowboy while explore the majestic rivers and forests of Squamish! The trails meander through breathtaking old growth rainforest and by the Cheekeye, Cheakamus and Squamish rivers. Get ready for stunning mountain views, glaciers, waterfalls, eagles and other wildlife including deer, coyote, wolf and the occasional bear on the trail.
Callaghan Valley Horseback Trail Rides
The Callaghan Valley is located 35 minutes north of Squamish on the way to Whistler and is a great location to explore the stunning west coast mountains. We have two levels of trail riding tours; the Hockey Pokey Gold Rush Tour and the Hidden Valley Waterfall Tour. Tours are 3 hours round trip and include freee round trip transportation from Whistler. If you prefer to self drive and meet your guides there you will have 2 hours on trail.
For first timers and beginners, we recommend The Hockey Pokey- Gold Rush Tour, as speed will be kept to a minimum. The trail is nice and easy with wide trails that take you to stunning view points. You’ll stop for a refreshing break at a beautiful little creek falls before climbing through forested switch back trails up to the historic Northair Goldmine.
For those who have previous experience with horse back riding we recommend the Hidden Valley Waterfalls Trip. This is a way to step into real nature! This tour rides deep into a stunning old growth forests that’s so quiet you might even hear your own heartbeat. The horses will take you along a wagon trail path that follows the gorgeous Callaghan creek. Expect to see 1000 year old trees, get energized by the 150 foot Alexander Falls and relish in the beauty of the area with the horses.
Eagle Viewing Horseback Tours in the Winter
Every year the wintering Bald Eagle returns to the Squamish Valley. Get up close to these eagles while exploring the scenic rivers in the winter.
*** Please note that cell phones and GPS do not work in the Upper Squamish valley and it is important to read the driving directions included in your booking confirmation. Know the directions before you go and plan for a 30 minute drive to the ranch from Squamish. We also advise using the facilities in advance, as the ranch is very basic. ***
Callaghan Valley Horseback Trail Rides:
Squamish Horseback Trail Riding Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a weight limit?
In general, no, but you must let us know if you are over 200lbs.
Is there a minimum age limit?
For trail rides the age is 12 and up. We can provide a pony ride for 4 and under charged by the hour, and Family Field Rides for Kids under 12.
Trail rides are available for kids 10 years and older.
Can my child ride with me (doubles on a horse)?
No doubles as it is not safe nor permitted for any reason.
What should I wear/bring?
Long pants and close-toed shoes are recommended. Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Do we get to run/trot/gallop?
In general, no. The above are for a higher skill level and lots of practice. If you’d like to include this in your ride, please call us for a private ride. Ultimately, it is up to the Wrangler to asses your skills and lead the trail ride.
Can you accommodate a large group? How many?
We can accommodate up to about 15 people at once for a trail ride with advance notice. If you have larger groups we can create custom ranch days with a mix of activities so that all your guests are enjoying themselves in our west coast scenery
What if it’s raining?
Our trips still go ahead rain or shine. The mountains are a beautiful place to be rain or shine and wet stormy weather can add a very unique aspect to the whole experience that few people get to experience. Please wear layers and dress for wet weather if it is in the forcast.
Should I bring a water bottle?
It is definitely a good idea to bring some water. Many of our tours can be very warm on sunny days and it is easy to build up quite a thirst very quickly.