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Madonna Inn Trail Rides

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Address: 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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+1 805-305-5470

Madonna Inn Trail Rides offers guided horseback rides on the Madonna Ranch....

Madonna Inn Trail Rides offers guided horseback rides on the Madonna Ranch. Our beautiful scenic ride will accommodate any level of rider! Our horses are safe and gentle, and the wranglers are very knowledgeable. We love our horses and we know you will too!

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Great horse riding experience!

We were in Pismo Beach for Fall Break & wanted to do something different with our almost 13 year olds. We were all a little nervous about riding as none of us have any... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Pismo Beach for Fall Break & wanted to do something different with our almost 13 year olds. We were all a little nervous about riding as none of us have any experience, but we had such a great young guide called Diego. He effortlessly checked us in, helped us onto our horses & off we went. They... More 

Thank Athienitou
Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I signed up for a guided tour around 1pm. I got to ride Freckles and my husband rode Huckleberry. Both horses were very well behaved, mellow, and easy to ride. Both my husband and I have ridden many times in the past, but it had been a while since we had. We had a nice trip up... More 

Thank HoneyLea
Santa Rosa, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The horses are very well fed and happy, SUPER mellow and they listen well to commands. Almost like they were sedated (they're not, they just have very chill personalities and are well behaved). This is perfect if you want to take someone out for the first time or let your kids ride for the first time. The views are nice.... More 

Thank AurelieHarley
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

I brought my daughter and three of her teenage friends to the coast for her 16th birthday and thought it would be fun to include riding at the Madonna Inn Trail Rides. They all had a WONDERFUL time. The horses are well cared for, the guides are friendly, the weather is beautiful, Bambi (pet goat) greeted us upon arrival, and... More 

Thank Emily D
La Jolla, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

I wanted so desperately to give this a good review. The horses were sweet, the experience itself was beautiful and my boyfriend and I had a lot of fun. That being said, I told the girl in charge that the last time I'd been on a horse was about 10 years ago, I was really nervous, and I was completely... More 

3 Thank Elizabeth S
madonnainntrailride, Owner at Madonna Inn Trail Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Great guides is what we have built our reputation on. This guide no longer works here, but we encourage you to come back and get the experience you deserve! More 

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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Madonna Inn and booked a trail ride on short notice. Very friendly staff. They have about 30 horses. Horses are mostly on auto pilot and trot along the path in single file. Nice views along the way. Most suitable for absolute beginners.

Thank YPOS
Hawthorne, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

this was such an amazing experience. the tour guy that took us out was so friendly and he knew so much about horses. I would highly recommended.

Thank tutties
South East England
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on the trail today with our 7 year old daughter, who had never ridden before. The horses were chosen according to our riding ability, but really the trail is a leisurely walk up the Madonna mountain on a set path so there is no skill required. The horses are darling. Beautiful and well trained, happy... More 

2 Thank Travel_Snob_07
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This experience was a complete joke for experienced riders. The horses are pre programmed and all you do is walk along a trail in single file, giving you no opportunity to talk to those riding with you. The scenery is not the most exciting, however this was ultimately due to the drought. The price, $65 for an hour, is excessive... More 

4 Thank Olivia D
Colorado Springs, United States
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Fun hour long ride. My kids loved it. Everything was very safe. We went up Madonna Mountain. Great views of the city from up there. Make sure you bring cash to tip your guide. I was unable to add it to the room charge.

1 Thank Dawn W

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