We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

#2 of 12 things to do in Marshall Features Animals
1459 Caney Fork Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-5476
+1 828-649-3464
Review Highlights

Sandy bottom trail rides were the best! The horses are beautiful and very well trained. We rode... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Great combination horseback riding and gem mining

Our grandchildren, ages 9 and 13, come every summer from Florida to visit us here in the mountains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asheville, North Carolina
Read all 312 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hour ride” (77 reviews)
“wild bill” (20 reviews)
“gem mine” (28 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
1459 Caney Fork Rd, Marshall, NC 28753-5476
+1 828-649-3464
Write a Review
Reviews (312)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sandy bottom trail rides were the best! The horses are beautiful and very well trained. We rode Twinkie and George and our guide was Lori. We had so much fun. Lori was very informative about horses and the scenery was amazing. We will definitely ride...More

Thank bbhockeynut
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandchildren, ages 9 and 13, come every summer from Florida to visit us here in the mountains of North Carolina. They enjoy horseback riding and gem mining so this year I was so fortunate to find Sandy Bottom Trail Rides, which offers both in...More

Thank Patti1717
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and nice ride through beautiful area. Family run for five generations making it a personal experience.

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in downtown Asheville and we had a 45 minute drive to get there but the drive is easy and beautiful and the GPS directions took us there with no problems. Once there we were greeted by very friendly people and we were...More

Thank sahm-to-two
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were positives and negatives about this experience. We had 5 people in our group, 3 had no riding experience and 2 were very experienced. The pace of the ride was super slow, I could have walked faster. The 3 people in the front of...More

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our horseback riding experience. Our guide was very funny and told a lot of history about lots of land that they own. I would recommend going in the fall and possibly even when there's snow. We definitely plan to try...More

1  Thank boarderbabeg101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to horseback ride as one part of an "adventure filled" multi-family vacation. All in all we had a decent time, but compared to white water rafting and zip lining, this was the least favorite for all 7 of us. There was very little...More

Thank hwalker2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our horses were very well behaved. Our leader, Ryan, was extremely personable, competent and very interesting. The views on the ride are beautiful and peaceful. I have never been more comfortable or stable sitting on a horse and my legs were not sore after the...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the 2 hour ride and had a blast! It was just my husband and I with a guide (Morgan - who was awesome). The horses were clearly well cared for and knew the routes well. Morgan answered our million questions and could not...More

Thank GoneChopin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the three hour gem tour ride. Wonderful animals that appear to be well cared for and good with a child. The gem mine is small but our guide showed us a creek with some garnets. Not their fault but hard rain on our...More

Thank Jason S
Nearby Restaurants
Sweet Monkey
69 reviews
5.37 km away
Zuma Coffee
97 reviews
5.30 km away
Star Diner
12 reviews
5.21 km away
27 reviews
7.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Addison Farms Vineyard
31 reviews
6.46 km away
French Broad Adventures
1,303 reviews
8.90 km away
Curtis Wright Outfitters
21 reviews
16.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ken D
27 June 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Jackie B | Property representative |
Hi, Our 1 hour ride is $39.00 per person and children six and under rides with an adult and are half price.
Ken D
27 June 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Temalia | Reviewed this property |
You can find prices on their website, as well as book online. We booked our trip online, super easy!
Lynn K
12 May 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Kris G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the spa either. From the looks of the horseback riding facilities and farm, I'd be surprised there was a spa in anyway affiliated with the Trail Rides business.