Contrary to conventional wisdom, one can in fact look a gift horse in the mouth, now that the mouth no longer houses the retina-scorching nuclear reactor that powers the horse. Get an eyeful of equine incisors with today’s Groupon to Orcas Island Trail Rides in Olga. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a 1.5-hour South Arch Trail ride (a $79 value).<p>
- For $69, you get a 2.5-hour South Boundary Trail ride (a $149 value).<p>
- For $79, you get a 3.5-hour Island View Trail ride (a $169 value).<p>
Orcas Island Trail Rides’ equine adventures lead beginning as well as veteran horsemen through mountainous terrain and old-growth forests in the depths of Orcas Island’s hinterlands. Donning long pants and sensible shoes, riders take in lush woods, verdant pastures, and rocky bluffs while atop one of nine amiable steeds. The South Arch Trail winds around craggy turf, thrilling riders with steep, narrow inclines and dive-bombing squirrels. A popular choice, the South Boundary Trail follows a similarly rugged path, though an extra hour is tacked on to drink in breathtaking views. The Island View trail carts riders to the peak of Mount Pickett, where panoramic bay scenes and photogenic mermen await. For safety, helmets are available on loan free of charge.
Owners Robert and Jo have been surrounded by horses their entire lives. Robert began domesticating horses as a teenager and Jo spent her early years on ranches. They conduct trail rides along with a trio of daughters and a team of equine conductors.
168 Burl Hall Road
Olga, Washington 98279