Mountain and Coast Rides Offered For Beginners and Advanced Riders
Whether you journey through Kauai’s backcountry or take a tour along the coast, a horseback riding adventure on Kauai is a delightful way to see the island.
Cantering through a mountain meadow is an experience you won’t soon forget. Also memorable is stopping atop a mountain ridge to let your horse rest while you have a nice lunch or stop near a waterfall to go for a swim in the cool waters of a mountain pool.
Kauai horseback riding adventure companies
- Esprit De Corps Riding Academy on Kauai’s east side near Kapaa offers trail rides of various types including “honeymoon” rides, spiritual exploration rides, and fast rides for those who are experienced with horses. Esprit De Corps also offers birthday parties for kids including balloon animals and games, and also educational parties that are designed to introduce young children to horses.
- Princeville Ranch Stables on the Kauai’s North Shore offers a 3 or 4 hour Waterfall Swim Picnic Ride that crosses ranch pastures and takes in spectacular ocean and mountain views. You will dismount for a short walk to an 80-foot waterfall with a swimming hole where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. Other tours include the Ocean Bluff Vistas tour and the Paniolo Cattle Drive tour.
- Silver Falls Ranch is located in Kalihiwai on the North Shore. Rides go through a botanical garden and along streams near a waterfall pool. The Hawaiian Discovery Ride heads inland with great views of Makaleha mountain range, while the Silver Falls ride allows a dip in a cool mountain pool, a walk through the botanical preserve and a picnic lunch.
- CJM Country Stables on Kauai’s southern shore provides trail rides on their working cattle ranch, through valleys and along the Mahaulepu coast. CJM also offers special theme parties, Hawaiian style cookouts, and a monthly rodeo series for cowboys and cowgirls.
No matter which company you choose you are likely to have a wonderful adventure riding horseback on Kauai.