Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce
Horseback Riding, Trails & Stables

Riding Stables

There are several local horseback riding stables and horse boarding stables around Lake Almanor and the surrounding area that offer reasonable rates and guaranteed good times for the visiting equestrian.

Drakesbad Guest Ranch

Wonderful trails and opportunities for horseback riding await at Drakesbad Guest Ranch. Rides range from 45 minutes to 8 hours on trails taking in thermal sites. Lunches and pony rides are available. Open the first weekend of June through the second weekend of October. Reservations required.

Riding in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Horseback riding is available in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Horses are allowed on all designated trails there except: Manzanita Lake Trail, Lassen Peak Trail, a portion of Cinder Cone Trail, Reflection Lake Trail, Bumpass Hell Trail and trails within Devil’s Kitchen and Sulphur Works.

Horses are not permitted to travel cross-country while in the park. Horses are prohibited in picnic areas or campgrounds. Stock parties camping overnight are restricted to one of the designated sites at Summit Lake, Corral & Butte Lake Hitching Posts or Juniper Lake Corral.

Horseback Riding Trails

Horseback riding trails available around Lake Almanor and the surrounding area include:

  • The Caribou Wilderness area with trails starting at Hay Meadows
  • The Bizz Johnson Trail, an 18 mile segment, that runs along the Susan River from Westwood to Susanville. There are eleven bridges and two tunnels which are passable on horseback.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail. Heading south on the trail from Highway 36 the trail crosses Soldiers Meadow and climbs Carter Mountain. North,about 7 miles, the trail leads to Stover Springs which is used as a yearly staging area for endurance rides.