Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Central Washington is made up of some of the most unique and varied terrain in the Northwest. Numerous desert-like areas, long stretches of valley, and mountain ranges, mean a horseback-riding enthusiast can experience a countless riding locations without spending too much time in the car!

Regardless of skill level, one trail everyone should try is the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. This former railroad line runs through Washington State and beyond. There are several spots to get onto the trail, including the trailhead near Thorp, located just a few miles west of Ellensburg.

In upper Kittitas County there are hundreds of miles of trails to ride throughout the Wenatchee National Forest, as well as southeast of the forest, in the Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Ronald areas.

For more information, call the Washington State Horse Park at (425) 486-0272.

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Caribou Creek Corral
8190 Secret Canyon Rd
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Call: (509) 968-4714

Caribou Creek Corral is a horse camp in a wilderness setting with a mission to proclaim Christ through exceptional camping experiences. Our activities and programs at Caribou Creek Corral are driven by a mission to develop a relationship with Christ and a respect for others in the environment.

Corral #5
335 Elk Heights Rd
Cle Elum, WA, 99826
Call: (509) 607-3111

Over the years and generations horses have gone from a necessary tool to a loving partner and friend. Corral #5 still uses horses for various jobs and activities such as trail riding, packing in the mountains, barrel racing, drill team, cutting, lessons, and horse training. Located in the heart of the Cascades, Corral # 5 offers beautiful scenic views and a friendly atmosphere to experience, learn about, and enjoy horses and mules. Visit their website for more information!

Dragonwood Equine Facility
4051 Lambert Rd
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Call: (509) 674-5961

A hidden piece of heaven...Horse Heaven that is! A family owned and operated facility.
Boarding Long/short term, Specialty Care, Horses for Sale, APHA Stallions available for breeding, Private Events, Private Horseback Rides, Lessons, etc.

Flying Horseshoe Ranch
3190 Red Bridge Rd
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Call: (509) 968-4578

Happy Trails Horse Adventure
551 Pioneer Trail rd.
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Call: (509) 656-2634

Horse back riding is a fresh activity and great way to get back into shape after a long winter.  For riders looking to get out and get active early this year are encouraged to call and make a reservation with us.  Getting out on horseback is the best way to see the wilderness as spring awakens wildlife all around.

High Country Outfitters & Camp Wahoo
1780 Nelson Siding Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Call: (509) 674-9554

We are all about enjoying the outdoors on horseback. For over 30 years High Country Outfitters has provided unparalleled mountain adventures. Day Rides, Pack Trips, Kids Camp and many other services. We offer traditional outfitters services in a rustic mountain environment. Our kids camp introduces campers to riding, camping and packing in authentic pioneer fashion.

Lake Cle Elum, Kachess Lake & Keechelus Lake

A variety of outdoor recreational opportunities abound at each of these three upper Kittitas County lakes, including swimming, boating and other water sports, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling all in the general region.

Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center
1051 Sorenson Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Call: (509) 929-1401

Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center's mission statement is to provide equine assisted activities to individuals with physical, emotional, and learning disabitlites. We focus on capabilities not disabilities and promote independence.

Three Peaks Outitters
1150 Masterson Rd
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Call: (509) 674-9661

Escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and relax while riding our trail-wise horses on mountain trails.  Explore the scenic beauty and wild places of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on horseback with family and friends.  Located only an hour and a half east of Seattle near Cle Elum, Washington, our experienced guides are ready to take you riding regardless of your level of horseback experience.

Unionville Ranch
1750 Emerick Road
Cle Elum, WA, 98922
Call: (509) 857-2235

Unionville Ranch has been family owned and operated since 2000, and we share the same love and affection for your horses that you do. When we designed the facility, we took a long look at our wish list, and then we designed from our dreams. At the Unionville Horse Stable and Boarding Facility, you have a special opportunity to share those dreams with us! Our world class facilities include a 90′ by 160′ heated arena, 12′ by 13′ foot padded stalls with attached paddock, heated tackroom with attached bathroom, and three acres of turnout pastures.

Washington State Horse Park
1202 Douglas Munro Blvd.
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Call: 877-635-4111

The Horse Park has 23 RV-hookup spots that can accommodate large rigs, as well as an RV sanitary dump station. Fifteen hook-ups are in wooded spots and have water, electricity and sewer. The other 8 are at treed islands in the parking area and have water and electricity. These hook-ups are $30/day (or $25 for members) and need to be reserved in advance. Visit our web page to reserve online at least 24 hours before your arrival.

The Horse Park also has dry camping available at no charge whether in your rig or in a tent in designated areas near the stalls and RV hook-ups. No reservations needed for dry camping.

Wild Rose Ranch
990 Koffman Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Call: (509) 968-4797

Willow Creek Animal Rehab & Boarding
881 McCullough Rd.
Ellensburg WA 98926
Call: (509) 925-3991

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A Land of Contrasts
From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine, and unique cultural offerings.
Find out more at one of our Visitor Centers:

Ellensburg, WA
609 N. Main St, Ellensburg
(888) 925-2204

Cle Elum, WA
312 W. 1st Street, Cle Elum
(509) 674-6880

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