Horseback riding in Griffith Park

Horseback riding in Griffith Park

Horseback riding in Griffith Park offers a unique perspective of LA and a rare opportunity to spend time in the outdoors just minutes away from surrounding hotels and attractions. Several companies offer horseback riding tours in Griffith Park, from one-hour trail rides to evening dinner tours that cover several miles.

Photo courtesy of Sunset Ranch. Horseback riding in Griffith Park offers a unique perspective of LA and a rare opportunity to spend time in the outdoors just minutes away from surrounding hotels and attractions. Several companies offer horseback riding tours in Griffith Park, from one-hour trail rides to evening dinner tours that cover several miles. The Hollywood Sign The best views of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles can only be reached on horseback. Following your expert guide, travel by horseback through Griffith Park to the top of Mt Hollywood. Ride directly under the world-famous sign and enjoy sweeping views of Los Angeles County from one of the most spectacular observation points in the city. Sunset Ranch The Sunset Ranch at Griffith offers rides up to the Peak of Mount Hollywood for uncompromised views of the city. Tour options include day tours, lunch tours, evening tours, BBQ tours and kid’s parties. For day tours, choices include one- or two-hour trips that take riders on a journey that includes views of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory and Downtown LA. Reservations ore walk-ins are welcome. The dinner tour is a four-hour trip the covers five miles and stops at the Viva Fresh Mexican restaurant in Burbank. Viva Fresh is an authentic Mexican restaurant with a twists and a full bar. The BBQ tour, held the third Saturday of each month, is a similar concept, except the meal is a BBQ at the ranch with music and other entertainment. The kid’s parties start with a 30-minute lesson and are followed by an hour ride. There are also private proposal rides for those looking to pop the question on Mt. Hollywood. Sunset Ranch offers private lessons. Griffith Park Horse Rentals Griffith Park Horse Rentals has a basic per hour fee where riders can basically show up and ride during anytime the the business is open. GPHR also has guided rides after hours with reservations and a longer dinner ride that stops at a Mexican restaurant, just like at Sunset Ranch. Kids are welcome to ride as well and they offer day camps over school breaks. Circle K Riding Stables These stables offer lessons to newbies and guided trail rides through Griffith Park trails to those who are ready to go. Reservations are not necessary so just showing up is always an option, but payment is cash only, so riders should plan ahead. They’ll set you up with the right horse for your experience level so anyone can have a good time. Griffith Park Pony Rides Exclusively for kids, Griffith Park Pony Rides has been around since 1948. It’s open every day except for Mondays and offers free ring style rides on slow ponies, medium ponies and big ponies (depending on the size of the kid), plus an all ages welcome wagon ride.
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