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Baldwin Lake Stables

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One Hour is Not Enough

The staff were professional and worked well with our group of 13. Definitely needed reservations... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2016
Great View of Area on Horseback

We took the 2 hour ride, based on others' recommendations...and we agree this is the way to go! The... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2015
Boca Raton, FL
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“petting zoo”(7 reviews)
Horseback rides that range from one hour to a half-day in length that explore the scenic countryside of the Big Bear Valley.
East Shay Rd, CA 92314
+1 909-585-6482
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

My husband, son, and I took the sunset ride with Crystal as our guide. It was really the highlight of our weeklong trip to Big Bear! We left the stables and rode into the San Bernardino National Forest for a two hour ride. We saw...More

1  Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

I took my toddler and preschooler here for the petting zoo and they enjoyed it. There are many different goats, turkeys, chickens and a pig. There's also a pony that the kids can ride for $10. It's only $3 a person for the petting zoo....More

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Reviewed July 7, 2016

The staff were professional and worked well with our group of 13. Definitely needed reservations!! They gave us group and cash discounts. The one hour ride is not enough time to really get into the forest. They claim you ride through the forest, but on...More

Thank zoofamily
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The view was pretty but we rode in circles in a very small area. There is very little to say. It was quite boring and the trails were basically is a neighborhood.

2  Thank Foddie-Traverler
Reviewed December 28, 2015

We took the 2 hour ride, based on others' recommendations...and we agree this is the way to go! The shorter ride wouldn't allow you the time to get far enough from the stables / surrounding neighborhood and see the great scenery! We had riders from...More

5  Thank kgellen
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

HORRIBLE PLACE! Six of us went on a one hour ride. From the beginning, the manager lady yelled at a few of us for not keeping the horse in line. Not to mention we hadn't even left the stable! The ride was okay, even though...More

8  Thank Veronica M
Reviewed October 30, 2015

We did the two hour ride along the Pacific Crest Trail, and went up to the top overlooking the next valley. Great weather, great horses, great tour guide! Will definitely return! They even have a little petting zoo when you can feed the goats, etc.

Reviewed July 14, 2015

The equipment being used for the trail ride is just average - Not junk but, well used. The horses are good natured and quiet. As a horseman, I would say they lack the manners I expect from my horse but, I also understand that these...More

3  Thank Bobby L
Reviewed May 29, 2015

As a keen rider, I was looking forward to riding in the Big Bear Lake area. This is the only stables in the area and I feel this has been counter productive to customer service at the ranch. You need to book in advance which...More

8  Thank Wilma1922
Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

If you want to go on an actual ride you need to go for at least two hours. From the stables it takes 30 min to get to the trails. The trails are in the nearby state park. The 3hr ride was perfect. I am...More

7  Thank DK_KNIGHT42
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