Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's deal: for $20, you get an hourlong scenic horseback trail ride (up to a $40 value) at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort in Sanger.
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort is 75 acres of paradise nestled into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. On the morning of your trail ride, professional horse-whisperers will murmur sweet suggestions into your equine’s ears, ensuring that your journey is safe, pleasant, and free of Robert Redford impersonators. Your one-hour guided group trail ride of the scenic paths at Wonder Valley will weave through shady trees and gracefully cross majestic streams. By the end of your travels, you and your horse will have exchanged witty banter and mix tapes, creating memories to last a lifetime.
Though horseback riding in hoop skirts and gladiator sandals is a time-honored saloon trick, dresses, skirts, and open-toed shoes are not allowed on the trail ride. Riders cannot weigh more than 250 lbs., and must be older than seven, but young enough to remember how to love. Contact Wonder Valley Ranch Resort to schedule your trail ride.
For trail-ride restrictions, see here.
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort gets a near-perfect 4.5-owl-eye average from eight TripAdvisors:
- …We rented a small cottage in Wonder Valley Dude Ranch, it was an excellent weekend. Went horse back riding on Sunday, meals were great, service was the best. We were treated like celebrities. I would recommend it for anyone. – TripAdvisor member
- I highly recommend Wonder Valley for not only weddings, but family gatherings, horse back riding options, etc. Absolutely a little piece if [sic] paradise, tucked in the foothills – CaliLady23
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center
Fountain jets soar upward from the serene surface of an azure pond, their fine mist drifting away from the arcs of water crisscrossing the otherwise pristine reflection of trees and sky. Around the water stand the gazebos, patios, conference halls, and resort lodgings—complete with a pool and go-kart track—that compose Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center. Beyond the precisely landscaped center, though, lies the untamed nature that spreads across the ranch’s 75-acre valley. Guides lead horse-mounted tours through this wild landscape, sallying forth from the stables to explore Sierra Nevada foothills tangled with a chaotic version of natural splendor rife with burbling creeks and fields often filled with sprays of wildflowers.
In addition to explore their beautiful surroundings, guests can challenge themselves with more physical outdoor recreation, such as archery practice or a ropes challenge course. A museum, replete with artifacts from the valley's history, limbers up minds and memories, equipping guests with the know-how necessary to calm a stampeding herd spooked by an upcoming pop quiz.
6450 Elwood Rd.
Sanger, California 93657Get Directions