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Elk Mountain Trails

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Address: 921 Hoffmaster Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758-1216
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Wonderful horses!

The horses were so gentle and easy to ride, especially for a beginner. The scenery along the trail is beautiful. We saw several deer along the trail. The trail ride includes some... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Stephanie M
Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The horses were so gentle and easy to ride, especially for a beginner. The scenery along the trail is beautiful. We saw several deer along the trail. The trail ride includes some uphill and downhill sections to make the ride interesting. The staff wasn't super welcoming when we first arrived, (and the check-in area was a little stinky), but they... More 

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I have been riding for about three years and am fairly comfortable on any horse. I have never wished for a ride to be over until today. The trail guides - 2 young sisters were very nice and really tried to make this a good experience. First mistake, booking a ride in the afternoon. This was the 5th ride for... More 

Thank JulRN
Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Although the people and horses at this attraction were great, unless you've never been on a horse, it is not worth the money. Horses walk...no crawl along in single file line on very narrow trail. They know the route by heart so you don't need to use the reins. Bring a book to read while your "riding."

Thank Beverly H
Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Lucky June 10, the day arranged by Frederick Senior Center for group horseback trail riding, turned out to be a perfect day for outdoors. The drive to the facility seems challenging in certain narrow passages, nevertheless, it's a beautiful ride. Once we put on our helmets, each person was assigned a healthy and well-groomed horse. The friendly staff patiently explained... More 

Thank MirabelleL_12
Williamsport, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We took our daughters 13 and 17 on a surprise day out to celebrate our anniversary they were so surprised and we all had a wonderful first time trail ride. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a beautiful relaxing outing ♡

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

What a wonderful experience! Great location, great horses, and great people. All the horses were very friendly and pretty easy to ride. The scenery was excellent! Saw many deer. Will do it again soon.

Thank Erika_P_G
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2015

My 10 year old son has a love for horses - we are not experienced riders by any means, but we enjoy riding horses in a group setting. The guides (Michelle, Sarah, & Frank) were super, friendly, happy, and very conscientious to both the riders and horses alike. The ride took us through some beautiful forestry, some up-hills, and down... More 

Thank Christel B
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

We had a great time at Elk Mountain Trails. We are all novice riders and the staff made us feel comfortable and safe. Savannah was our guide and she was knowledgable and friendly. The horses are beautiful and well groomed. We enjoyed meeting Mr. Soldier, the local farm cat as well. They offer lots of ride options. Our only regret... More 

Thank Dave S
Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Absolutely wonderful. I am an experienced rider, my boyfriend however is not. He surprised me by taking me here for a ride and brunch for my birthday. It was lovely. The horses are great. The guides are knowlegeable and very friendly. They have riding packages for everyone. I saw one review stating that their ride was too long. However they... More 

Thank Brlusk1990
Frederick, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Took my girlfriend on the 1 1/2 hour ride early in the morning as a surprise birthday present and it was wonderful. Our guides were knowledgeable, confident and great with the horses who obeyed commands amazingly. The rest of the staff and owners are very friendly and the area itself was extremely lovely with a lot of free range animals,... More 

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