Several horse trail ride options can be experienced from various starting points within the Lopez Lake Recreational Area campgrounds. Cougar trail takes riders through oak-shaded trails and connects up with Marina trail for some sweet lake views. Sharon Jantzen takes us on a ride through Lopez Lake Recreational Area.
Riding the riverbed in Atascadero takes one along parts of the Juan Bautista de Anza historical trail, which was traveled by expeditions making their way up to San Francisco back in the years of 1774-1776. Sharon Jantzen provides the details on taking a long ride through history.
Today we can skip the limitations of the chuckwagon and enjoy a more civilized meal in a comfortable setting. It’s the new cowboy way. Your trail food choices range from farm-fresh salads to great-tasting grilled specialties all at Nino’s Grill in historic Tempelton. Sharon Jantzen provides details about a ride and dine trail ride to Nino’s Grill.
Eight years ago, members of Atascadero Horsemen’s Club (AHC) began the process to get permission to build a horse camp at the River Road trail head near Santa Margarita Lake. Now the first hurdle has been cleared and the hope is for horse camping to be available by the end of 2019. Sharon Jantzen shares the plan.
We’re smack dab in the middle of wine and horse country. Certainly, we can saddle-up and sip at a winery or two here in SLO County. Riding from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery is exactly what my mom and I experienced with Crystal of Central Coast Trailrides. You can too, either with your own horses or with Central Coast Trailrides. Sharon Jantzen lays out the trail from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery so you can enjoy a saddle-up and sip ride.