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Sonoma Horseback-Riding Tour

  • Sonoma horseback ride
  • Ride at a gentle pace with a guide from the Ranch at Lake Sonoma along the Southlake Trail
  • Enjoy views from the top of Skaggs Vista
Sonoma Horseback-Riding Tour
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Take in the scenery of California wine country on a horseback ride in Sonoma County. With a guide, you'll have the chance to admire the vineyards of Dry Creek Valley and the waters of Lake Sonoma as you traverse the rolling wilderness on horseback.
What to Expect
Starting at The Ranch at Lake Sonoma, this guided ride moves along at a gentle pace on the Southlake Trail.

You will ride through a meadow and up a hill to the top of Skaggs Vista for miles, to observe the stunning wilderness and to get a peekaboo view of the left arm of Lake.

Looping back down to the Ranch making a figure 8, you will continue on to the "Overlook Mountain." The mountain is one of the highest locations in Northern Sonoma County and looks down upon hundreds of acres of vineyards in Dry Creek Valley and beyond. From the mountain, you can see Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Mt. St. Helena, and the Geysers.

You will then continue through a redwood forest and ride underneath "The Overlook" (a wooden structure built by the U.S. Army Corps). You might even catch a glimpse of local wildlife, including whitetail deer, wild turkeys, grey squirrels, jack rabbits, and bald eagles.
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Skaggs Vista View Ride (One Hour)

My husband and I are not very experienced riders, but we wanted to do something a little different during our annual trip to Napa/Sonoma. First, it's a gorgeous location, so the views alone are worth it. The people at the Ranch at Lake Sonoma clearly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 962nginla
Reviewed 11 November 2018
The perfect beginning to a week in Sonoma

As part of our family reunion, four of us went on a horseback tour of Lake Sonoma. Nikki was the perfect guide, not only did she lead our ride, but she gave us great insight about Lake Sonoma. Especially the flora and fauna. Her regard...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 31 October 2018
Horse back trail ride

I recently took my wife on one of the trail rides near lake Sonoma. It was truly awesome. This was a birthday present for my wife and she had a terrific day. The team at The Ranch made us feel very welcome and could not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Go430124
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Great Tour!

I went with my son on an hour long horseback riding tour. It was my son's first time and Nikki was great with him! He loved it and so did I. The tour lasted more than an hour and the horses were beautiful and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank audibear78
Reviewed 26 October 2018
Happy horses and beautiful trails!

Nikki is an amazing trail guide! I had the best time on a group trail ride. The horses were happy and safe and the views can't be beat. I'll be back!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Madison S
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28 October 2018|
Response from lyndahatfield | Reviewed this property |
We were gone about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Beautiful scenery. Loved it.