California Parks, Campgrounds, and Trails

We all love taking the horses out locally, but the best part of owning a horse is the opportunities for adventure. Luckily, the United States is full of horse-friendly outdoor recreation areas perfect for the occasional day trip or longer vacation. We are producing a series to bring you information about the horse-friendly parks, campgrounds, and trails across the United States. 

GreenStone Ranch & Inn 1655 Tryon Road, P.O. Box 1285 Angels Camp, CA 95222 Phone: (209) 736-4466 Fax: (209) 736-2772 Email: Website: 

GreenStone Ranch & Inn is offered as a vacation rental to accommodate families of 6-10 and people who travel with horses (room to accommodate six horses). Centrally located in the Calaveras County, just minutes from lakes, caves, many historic sites, Big Trees State Park, and many wineries.  

Burney Mountain Guest Ranch P.O. Box 1426 Burney, CA 96013 (530) 335-4087 E-mail Web site: Family-owned and operated Guest Ranch located 9 miles east of Burney, CA. 16-stall barn offers lodging for guest horses. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses our driveway for miles of trails. Burney Mountain Guest Ranch sits on 114 acres surrounded by BLM and PGE land. New cedar cabins surround our casting pond. Your stay includes 3 meals a day served family-style in the main lodge. Swimming Pool, pool table, horseshoe pit, guided trail rides available. 

Orange Blossom Ranch Overnight Stabling & Horse HotelDiane Schumann – George Ross 4760 Orange Blossom Lane Chino, CA 91710 909-628-4265 909-627-9502 Box stalls, working pen, hot walker. Parking space and many more extras.  

FRENCH CREEK COTTAGE Ruth & Mark Hartman ETNA, CALIFORNIA 1-800-484-4869 PIN 0783 It is a three-bedroom 2 bath cottage that sleeps 11. And lots of pasture for the horses!  

Ricochet Ridge Ranch Lari Shea, Owner / Manager 24201 N. Highway 1 Ft. Bragg, CA 95437 Phone: 707-964-7669 Fax: 707-964-9669 Beach and redwood forest vacations on Northern California’s magnificent Mendocino coast. Ride the coastal beaches of MacKerricher State Park and through majestic Redwood forests. Lodging, fine dining, and entertainment at unique Bed and Breakfast Inns.  

Stagecoach Trails – R.V., Equestrian and Wildlife Resort Robert & Michelle Crofts, 7878 Great Southern Overland Stage Rt. of 1849 Julian, CA 92036 Tel: 760-765-2197; 1-877-TWO-CAMP; Fax: 760-765-1606 E-Mail: Web Site: Facilities: 75 horse corrals, 2 round pens & 285 full camper hookups. Vacation trailers by corrals, 2 night minimum stay, 24 hour security, heated pool, nature hikes, tent area, country store and adjacent to 60,000 acres of Anza Borrego Desert State Park for your riding pleasure. Location: 16 miles southeast of Julian, Call for directions.  

3-D Ranch Vicki Donovan or Lee Luft 20567 Conestoga Trail Redding, Ca 96003 Phone: (530) 549-4999 E-mail: Location: Five minutes from I-5. Facilities: indoor box stalls, holding pens, pastures, large lighted arena, round pen, and miles of trails. Electric and water hook-ups for self-contained RVs. $20 per night, $100 per week.  

Fairhaven Ranch Marc & Sandie Taylor 30803 La Ray Ln. TEMECULA, Ca 92596 Ph. 909/ 926-0226 or 926-9660 or 237-4423 Call for reservations Location: 2 m. E. of I-215. 7 m. N. of Temecula. 1hr. N. of San Diego Facilities: Show barn with 9 indoor/outdoor stalls, outdoor arena, round pen, riding trails in abundance, 7 parking space for trailers. 3 2-bd/bath-guest house w/full kitchen, laundry room, large patio overlooking arena. Close to Diamond Valley Lake & Lake Skinner. 

Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 900 N. Broadway Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 668-1339 Directions: Take the Fulkerth Exit off Hwy 99, turn east towards the Wal-mart shopping center. Go thru 2 lights, before you get to the 3rd light turn right onto Soderquist Road to the horse entrance. Stalls for overnight boarding at $10.00/night. Rigs can be parked next to stalls. RV parking is also available with hookups at $16.00/per night. Call ahead to confirm price and availability. 

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