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Horseback Tours

Kauaʻi Horseback Tours

The scenic island of Kaua‘i is mostly country, and by country, we mean horse country. Kaua‘i is a heaven on earth for equestrians, with literally hundreds of miles of Kaua’i horseback riding trails, thousands of acres of pastureland, and numerous pristine white sand beaches to ride on. The sense of peace and oneness with your steed and the diverse island environment leads many visitors to feel that a day spent horseback riding in Kaua’i was the best part of their vacation.

Kaua‘i: God’s Country

Several working ranches encompass thousands of Kaua‘i’s acres, and today you can still see paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) working cattle herds on horseback, though some ranches have modernized and now use ATVs for the job. But what a place to be a cowboy! It’s not unusual to see a sweaty, hard-working paniolo gaze lovingly at his spectacular surrounds and softly say, “This is God’s country.” And you too can experience what every Hawaiian cowboy knows to be the best thing in the world: horseback riding on Kaua‘i.

Stables and Horseback Riding Tours in Kaua’i

There are several stables and horseback tours on Kaua‘i, each offering different Kaua’i horseback riding experiences. Silver Falls Ranch in Kilauea has rides that will take you into the remote interior of the Kalihiwai and Kamo‘okoa Ridges with breathtaking views of the Makaleha mountain range, or to the spectacular Silver Falls for a picnic and swimming. Princeville Ranch on the North Shore offers a glimpse of Kaua‘i’s rich paniolo history during your ride through their working cattle ranch. Princeville Ranch rides are appropriate for riders of all skill levels, particularly beginners. For the more adventurous, Princeville Ranch also has a rip-roaring fun “Ride N’ Glide” package that includes ziplining. The knowledgeable and friendly guides at CJM Country Stables in Po‘ipū will share a wealth of historical and cultural information as you ride through the legendary Māhā’ulepū wilderness area, where you can view plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth. All stables on Kaua‘i offer private rides, and most offer Kauai horseback riding lessons.

Saddle Up, Cowboy!

Ride into the sunset, or gallop along a perfect beach next to the sparkling Pacific. Make your way down a mountain trail to a waterfall while munching on wild guava and mango. Whatever your Kaua’i horseback riding dreams, contact our Kaua‘i vacation specialists at ILoveHawaii.com today to reserve your place in the saddle.