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Geoffrey L.

"I took my wife to Country Trails for a surprise one hour horse ride and had a fantastic time!  We couldn't have asked for a better experience and a great way to spend a birthday."

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Marylisa L.

"The park is beautiful, the horses are sturdy, and the staff were knowledgeable about the land and provided a fun time for my boyfriend and I. Eager to go back!"

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Robin B.

"This was a dream come true. I loved my first experience on a horse ride. The trail was just right for a beginner/first timer. Looking forward to going back again soon."

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Experience California on Horseback

Located in Irvine Regional Park, one of California’s best locations for scenic horseback riding, Country Trails and Riding School boasts direct access to 500 acres of beautiful trails.  Ride among chaparral plants, historic groves of massive Coast Live Oaks and California Sycamores.  Guests often encounter hawks, quail, peacocks, vultures, deer, bobcats, and other native wildlife, all at an unhurried pace on a guided horseback tour.

Celebrate With Our Herd

Here at Country Trails, we are happy to accommodate your special event in any way that we can. Our scenic trail rides are a fabulous way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, family reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and more! Many find horseback riding a romantic date idea, or simply a great way to unwind from the stresses of the week.  We frequently host vacationers from all around the globe who seek an alternative California experience, away from the crowded theme parks and busy beaches. Birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, or simply folks with an affinity for the outdoors all can appreciate the natural beauty of our trails.

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Affordable Outdoor Family Fun

At $55 per rider for a one-hour ride, and $110 per rider for a two-hour ride, Country Trails offers a delightful experience for the whole family.  A visit to our stables can be the highlight to you and your party’s visit to Irvine Regional Park. While you’re here, you’re only a few minute’s walk away from the Orange County Zoo, paddle boat and bicycle rentals, pony rides, train rides, recreational fields, hiking and biking trails, barbecue pits, snack bars, picnics and more!  (Please note that riders must be 8 years of age or older to ride.)

Scout Badge Program

We offer a trail ride and workshop specifically designed to fill your badge requirements! Our Scout Badge Program, includes a beautiful walk ride through the wilderness portion of our park, learning of native flora, fauna, and history of the area. While back at the stables, troops meet our horses and discuss their breeds and colors, learn the names of equipment we use on our horses, and learn to brush and groom our herd.  Our rates for this two-hour workshop are $65 per scout, and parents wishing to ride along with their troop are $55 per rider.

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Trail Overview and FAQ's

We invite you to read our Trail Overview and Frequently Asked Questions to gain valuable information about our walk-only guided trail rides.  Click the button to learn more!

Download Rider Release Forms

For your convenience, you may download our liability release forms by clicking the button to the right.  We highly recommend that riders complete their paperwork in advance of their reservation, and bring a printed copy to their scheduled ride.