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Cataloochee Ranch. Riders can explore this property's mile-high vistas on horseback. Half-day riding trips are $60. Lower rates available if you're staying in a rental cabin on the ranch. 119 Ranch Rd., Maggie Valley, NC, 28751. 828/926-1401 or 800/868-1401.
Pisgah View Ranch. Trail rides are offered from April through November at Pisgah View Ranch, where you can gallop through 2,000 acres of wooded mountainside. Two-hour rides are $70. If you're not staying at this dude ranch, reserve 24 hours in advance. 70 Pisgah View Ranch Rd., Candler, NC, 28715. 828/667–9100 or 866/252–8361. www.pisgahviewranch.net. Closed Dec.–Mar.
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