2018 Season

March 24th through November 25th

***All dates and times are weather dependent***

March:  Rides on Sat. 3/24 & Sun. 3/25 and Sat. 3/31 & Sun. 4/1

April 6th through November 4th:  Rides on Fri, Sat & Sun

Sat. Nov. 10th through Sun. Nov. 18th:  Rides on Sat and Sun



Friday, Nov 23rd, Sat Nov 24th, & Sun, November 25th  




March 24th to May 28th:   10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Memorial Day Weekend

Fri 5/25, Sat 5/26, Sun 5/27& Mon 5/28

June 1st to August 27:   9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

August 31 to October 28:   8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Labor Day Weekend

Fri 8/31, Sat 9/1, Sun 9/2 & Mon 9/3

Nov 2 to Nov 11:   9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Nov 17 & 18:   11am & 1pm

Thanksgiving Weekend

Fri 11/23, Sat 11/24 & Sun 11/25

 NOTE:  All riders are to arrive 30 minutes prior to start time of ride.       


One (1) hour Mountain Top Trail Ride

Price: $35.00 per person, with $15.00 deposit


One & one-half (1 ½) hour Mountain Top Trail Ride

Price: $48.00 per person, with $25.00 deposit


One & one-half (1 ½) hour Experienced Horse Enthusiasts Ride

A ride for experienced riders; trot and canter.

Must be 16yrs of age.  Limited Availability.

Price: $65.00 per person, with $40.00 deposit


Two (2) hour Mountain Top Trail Ride

Riders must be 10 yrs or older.

Price:  $60.00 per person, with $30.00 deposit


Two (2) hour Potomac River Trail Ride

Morning Potomac River ride along C&O Canal Towpath.

Riders must be 10 yrs or older.

Price: $65.00 per person, with $40.00 deposit

*Not available when Marathons on C&O Towpath



Group Discounts:

Available for groups of 8 or more with the exception of any meal ride or Horse Enthusiast (must pay with one check). 

Discounts for Military, Girl and Boy Scouts, Church and Recreational Groups.


Additional Information:

 Elk Mountain Trails is sanctioned by the Girl Scouts of the National Capital Area.  "Horse" Merit Badge offered for additional fee.

Boy Scout “Horsemanship” Merit Badge offered for additional fee

Minimum of 7 scouts for all badge work sessions.

 Limited Camping for Non-Profit Groups - $7pp a night or $13pp for 2 nights

More information available upon request

Click here if you would like to print our consent form and complete prior to arrival.

Helmets are required for anyone 17 years or younger.

Suggested Wearing Apparel:

Long pants and hard-soled shoes with heel preferable - sneakers or boots.

NO open-toed, open-sided, open-heeled or soft-soled shoes – Examples include but not limited to: clogs, flip flops, watershoes, crocks, sandals, keens, etc.

 Minimum Riding Age:  6 years old and must be able to control own horse and to follow guide directions. 10 years old with some experience for 2 hour and longer rides.

 Maximum Weight Limit for Riders:  250 pounds

Inclement Weather:  Elk Mountain Trails will call to cancel a ride, otherwise assume the ride will be going out.  If riders have any question about weather conditions, please call EMT prior to coming for the ride.

 Payment Policy:  CASH OR CHECK

NOTE: Prices do not include 5% MD Amusement Tax (Non-Profit organizations exempt) or Guide Gratuity.

 Deposit, Refund and Cancellation Policy

DEPOSIT:  Deposits must be received within ten (10) days of making your reservation.  

REFUND:  Meal Ride & Horse Enthusiast Ride Deposits (Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, and All Day Ride) are non-refundable due to limited availability. For all other rides the deposit is refundable, with two (2) weeks notice given. 

ALL DEPOSITS REFUNDABLE if Elk Mountain Trails cancels ride due to weather, etc. 

For persons arriving late for their scheduled ride, the deposit will not be refunded.

Prices for rides are subject to change without notice.


Call EMT at 301-834-8882.

When your ride is over, kindly remember to kiss your horse and tip your guide!