We took the hour ride on a hot summer day at 3PM but it was not uncomfortable because of the shade from the lovely FD Roosevelt State Park. The staff did a nice job at matching horses with my family of 5. I have ridden over the year along with my daughters but my husband had not and was placed on Big Momma. The man chatted with that horse the whole way and is now talking of the next time we can all go for a trail ride!! We all had so much fun and we would go again if we get back to the area.