During your horseback adventure, you will be surrounded by vivid green ferns and pine trees. You may be visited by wild turkey and deer. Your senses will absorb the sounds of rushing mountain streams and the cries of the hawk. This only begins to cover the beauties of our state gamelands.
We are pleased to offer trailrides that allow you to trot and even canter your horse during the course of the ride (rather than walking only.)
Trail Ride Options:
5-Hour Horseback Mountain Adventure with Picnic Lunch
Two hours trail riding with a one hour picnic lunch break, followed by two more hours of trail riding.
Cost is $175/person (Price includes your picnic lunch provided by our ranch!)
2-2.5-Hour Trail Ride Excursion (depending on how much trotting and cantering our guests are comfortable doing)
Cost: $85/person - After your ride you will be very tired and hungry. Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch after your trail ride on our stunning 1,400 sq. ft. covered deck with breathtaking views. Add a picnic lunch to your trail ride for just $12.50/person!
1.5 Hour Trail Ride
Cost: $60/person (two person minimum)
We know our trail rides are amazing, but don't just take our word for it! Hear what others are saying about us:
"My buddies and I are from New York City, and natively from India. A group of 6 of us booked a weekend at Wildfire Ranch. Most of us have never ridden a horse in our lives. Cynthia and Ariel took us into the mountains for a horseback adventure that made memories we will never forget! Those two ladies do so much more than 'trail guide'; they try to make the experience nothing short of life-changing while being the perfect hostesses. We plan on making this a quarterly trip from the city."
"I am a professional dog trainer and travel from state to state all year long showing dogs for my clients. In each state that I am in I like to book professionally-guided horseback trail rides - so I have been on many trail rides. Cynthia Sweeley runs her stables differently than any I have visited so far. She goes way beyond the 'average' hosting of plopping you on a horse and teaching you how to “steer”. Cynthia and her daughter Ariel welcome and accept you with so much compassion you feel as though you've come home to visit family from the moment they greet you. Wildfire Ranch's horses are far more spirited than any I've ridden at other trail stables and yet they are completely obedient and safe. I make it a point to visit Wildfire Ranch every time my dog-training schedule takes me to Pennsylvania."
"Our family visited Wildfire Ranch for a Christmas treat one year about 3 years ago. I will never forget that ride because my wife and all 3 of our children fell in love with their
horses to the point that they wouldn't stop talking about them for days after we got home. The ride was like something from a movie – everything silver frosted and the scenery beautiful beyond imagining. Cynthia talked to us the entire time alternating between fascinating stories about horses in human history with reminders on how to sit properly and rein the horses. Cynthia gave us interesting background on each horse and it was obvious how much she loved every one of her horses. We go back to Wildfire at least 3 times a year."
"I live in State College, PA near the Penn State University and have always loved horses. Finally at the age of 35 years, married with kids, I decided I couldn't wait any longer to be around horses. I googled “horseback riding in State College” and of course found about a dozen stables. But when I called, not one of them offered riding on trails; only lessons in a riding ring. Most never even called me back. Finally after calling at least 10 stables I called Cynthia at Wildfire. She scheduled my first trail ride and it literally changed my life. I fell so in love with her horses that I asked about shareboarding my favorite, a Tennessee Walker named Glory. Now I 'own' Glory by the month and can visit her whenever I wish, even if just for a nighttime brushing. My shareboarding Glory has changed every part of my 'regular' life and I cherish those moments above all others."