Guided Rides Along the Coast and Beautiful Kauai Backcountry

Meander through the backcountry on a mountain trail ride and then let your horse rest near a waterfall as you take a dip in a cool stream or stop for a picnic atop a mountain ridge. Ride along the scenic Hawaii coastline past sand dunes and remote beaches. These are some of the horseback riding adventures awaiting you on the Garden Island of Kauai.

An exciting horseback riding adventure awaits you on Kauai.

CJM Country Stables on Kauai’s south shore offers horseback trail rides through a working cattle ranch into valleys and down through sandy dunes along ocean bays and secluded beaches. The terrain is varied and diverse with picturesque coastal views and mountain scenery. Guides share Hawaiian legends and local lore of Mahaulepu area with small personalized groups.

Custom rides and special events include Western Theme Parties, Mini-Rodeos & Cattle Drives with a Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) Style Cookout on spacious lawn and bleachers adjacent to the outdoor riding arena. Caterers can accommodate custom menus.

Monthly rodeo series are open free to the public and feature two unique Paniolo events, even cowboy and cowgirl events for kids.

Esprit De Corps Riding Academy is located near Kapaa on Kauai’s east side and offers horses trained in both English and Western styles including cross-breeds of Arabians, Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, and Morgans. Also purebred Welsh ponies. Horses are trained in both English and Western styles.

Trail rides at Esprit De Corps Riding Academy last either 3, 4, 6, or 8 hours and you can enjoy private or group riding lessons. Also offered are private “honeymoon” rides; fast rides for experienced riders; spiritual exploration rides; riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders; pony parties for birthdays and other celebrations (balloon animals, tattoos, games); summer day camp; weddings on horseback; and educational parties with small groups (for introducing children to horses).

Princeville Ranch Horseback Adventures is located at Princeville Ranch Stables on Kauai’s north shore. Tours offered include a waterfall Swim Picnic Ride (3 hours or 4 hours) which crosses ranch pastures and includes panoramic mountain and ocean views.

A 15-minute hike down a steep trail with handholds leads through a forest to fern-lined 80-foot waterfall. You can swim in the waterfall pool and enjoy a picnic lunch. If conditions permit, a second waterfall is also visited.

On a privately guided trip from Princeville Ranch you can choose your own destinations and also learn some horse riding skills like trotting and cantering. Trips at the Ranch also include informative discussions of Ranch history, flora, and fauna as well as cattle ranching Hawaiian style.  

Silver Falls Ranch is located in the Kalihiwai Valley on Kauai’s north shore and rides explore the 300-acre ranch which includes an 80-acre botanic garden as well as two streams, Pohakuhonu and Pookaele, and a waterfalls pool. Rides enjoy a scenic view of the 2,800-foot Makaleha mountain range.

Guides at Silver Falls Ranch accommodate all skill levels and provide gentle trail horses for beginners. All rides begin with a orientation and safety briefing. Silver Falls also accommodates a variety of occasions and events, including weddings, reunions, corporate and group events, private rides.

The horses at Silver Falls are mostly American Quarter horses or quarter horse crosses. There are also numerous draft/quarter crosses including Belgian, Percheron and Clydesdale, as well as Appaloosa, Morgan, Andalusion, and Mustang horses.

Several activity choices are available for guests including horseback rides that stop for a swim in the refreshing mountain pool, a walk through the botanical preserve and a visit to an ancient volcanic caldera at the base of Makaleha mountain range.

Bali Hai Realty Concierge Services

Bali Hai Realty offers the highest level of personalized concierge services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities. We look forward to assisting you in planning enjoyable Kauai adventures, entertainment and relaxation.

From helicopter tours to whale watching and sport fishing, we will make sure you are in the right hands. Take a surf lesson, enjoy a guided hike or try ziplining above the treetops. You can also pamper yourself with private yoga sessions and enjoy a massage, facial and even a private chef! Just give us a call and we will help you plan the dream vacation of a lifetime.

Kauai Vacation Rentals and Realty Services

For the finest quality Kauai vacation rentals including luxury estates, condos, cottages and beach villas, see our Kauai Vacation Rental Galleries or use our new Map-Based Vacation Rental Search feature.

If you are considering buying a home on Kauai you can see some of the island’s best real estate deals by browsing through the Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Kauai Real Estate Galleries, or you can use the Map-Based Kauai Home Search.

Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home.

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