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Smoke Tree Stables

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2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
+1 760-327-1372
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Horseback riding with Caroline

I came across this on TripAdvisor and knew I needed to bring my daughter here. She is 10 and love... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie S
via mobile
More beautiful then the photos!

I was in town last weekend for a wedding and was looking for something to do with my boyfriend on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca M
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Beverly Hills, California
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Horseback trail ride led by a cowboy guide takes visitors through breathtaking scenery, including breakfast, lunch or hoe-down barbecues.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hour ride” (44 reviews)
“private ride” (12 reviews)
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2500 S Toledo Ave, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-9599
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+1 760-327-1372
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came across this on TripAdvisor and knew I needed to bring my daughter here. She is 10 and love riding. Easy to find and beautiful. We took the 1 hour ride right at the ranch great area right at the base of the mountains....More

Thank Katie S
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Katie S, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. So glad that you enjoyed your ride! It was wonderful meeting you and your daughter;) We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Palm Springs, All the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town last weekend for a wedding and was looking for something to do with my boyfriend on Saturday. I actually found this place on Instagram! When I we got there is was even more beautiful then the photos they post! The staff...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great day with the family today riding horses! Thank you to Smoke tree staff for making our experience so fun and kid-friendly. Loved playing with your dog Jax too.. We even saw bunnies. :)

Thank Canfield C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well I can say that this was our worst experience in three weeks of traveling California. The horses walked around a dry river bed 20 minutes up and 20 minutes back. Not worth the time or money. My 8 year old loved it though.More

Thank Delta5076
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Delta5076, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were very sorry to read that you were unhappy with your experience. Glad however, that your child enjoyed the the ride! We do offer two different ride options, the one hour ride...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the two hour canyon ride. The horses were great making their way up and down through the canyons and crossing creaks. Andreas Canyon and Murray Canyon are both beautiful in March. I rode Raven, an excellent horse. I definitely recommend the canyon ride.

Thank TJS1955
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was worth every penny. One of the best things to do in PS. We loved having Hannah and Blue lead us on the 2 hour Canyon Ride. Magic.

Thank jody v
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had been to PS last year and had wanted to do this but time did not permit. This year it was a must! My girlfriend (who had never been on a horse) and I arrived early during the week for the 1 hour ride....More

1  Thank Chris M
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Chris M, It was wonderful meeting the both of you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your ride. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it is so helpful for other customers. We look forward to seeing you when...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

My wife, 26 year old daughter and I did this on a 2 week holiday to Palm Springs. There are various options on offer from hourly rides to full days. We opted for the 2 hour ride which took us into the Indian Canyons. The...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Absolute MUST. For beginning riders, the 1-hour ride is amazing. Exceptional customer service, and an overall great experience. Will be coming back for the longer canyon ride soon!

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

All my long life I have wanted to ride a horse and if I never ride one again these folks have given me wonderful memories. I did two rides - one a level ride to get some confidence and a couple of days later the...More

2  Thank David F
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Stacey J, Owner at Smoke Tree Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Dear David F, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your rides- Nothing makes us happier than creating lifetime memories! The care and safety of our riders and horses is so very important to us. Thank you for...More

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SoCalRambler
7 January 2018|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us! We call the ride our Indian Canyon "Haul" ride and not a two hour ride for that reason- ride time is about 1:40 in the saddle and two hours round trip of your time. Years ago we... More
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Abnous S
27 September 2016|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello, Children need to be 7 years of age to ride with us. All the best, Stacey
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Jennifer W
28 July 2015|
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Response from Stacey J | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for contacting us! We only take reservations for private rides. we have a schedule of our regularly scheduled rides on our website and no reservations are required for those times. if you would like to go... More
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