Horseback Riding Adventures

Located at Camp MatherPrice: Starting at $20 per person | Ages: 8+
$50 - $100
Above and Beyond
Beginner
Half Day
Horse/Trail Rides
Less than $50
Stanislaus Natl Forest
Sunset
OFFERED IN SPRING, SUMMER & FALL*
We’re lucky enough to get to partner with our neighboring Wranglers for a wide range of exclusive horseback riding adventures through some of our area’s most highly sought-after trails. The Chaparral team at Camp Mather takes you back to a simpler time, exploring the surrounding wilderness in much
the same way as the Sierra Nevada’s first explorers. You’ll enjoy the rich sights and sounds of the forest, and you might even make a new friend in your trusty four-legged companion. Choose from 1 to 2-hour riding adventures throughout the day, including a breakfast ride with a campfire breakfast or sunset
view ride.

Tours leave on the hour every hour starting at 8am from the Camp Mather Stables. Mather’s Wranglers are also available for private rides.

GROUP SIZE
Online booking is limited to 4 riders per trail ride. Pricing and availability for larger groups available through the Recreation Desk.

PRICE & TIME
Sunset Rides
90 minutes long with a beautiful view as the sun sets. Offered every Thursday at 7:00pm for $80/rider.
60 minute Trail Rides
Offered weekdays for $80/rider.
30 minute Trail Rides
Offered weekday afternoons for $60/rider.
15 minute Pony Rides (ages 2-8)
Offered weekdays for $20/rider.

Includes a horse matched to each rider’s ability and a wrangler to guide you! Helmets provided on site and required for all guests under 18 years old.

DIFFICULTY/AGE LIMIT
Pony rides are offered for 2-8 year olds, with the assistance of an adult. 30-60 minute rides available for 8 years old and over. For rides over 60 minutes, all riders must be at least 10 years old. All rides are suitable for beginners. No double riding allowed.

MEETING PLACE
Horseback Adventures meet at Camp Mather.

WHAT TO BRING
• Closed toed shoes/boots preferred, tennis shoes okay.
• Long pants
• Water & sunscreen suggested

OTHER INFORMATION
• Our first-aid-certified guides carry first aid kits, permits, maps, radios/cell phones, and water filters
• Guide gratuity is not included; for exemplary service, a 10-20% tip is customary
• Prices subject to change

For more information, call (209) 379-2373 x3 or email recreation@rushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.

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