Lassen Volcanic National Park Horseback Riding Vacations and Horse Boarding
The St. Bernard Lodge is a rustic bed and breakfast (B&B) inn located only 20 minutes from Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park and 15 minutes from Lake Almanor. We are and have been, since 1929 a central lodging and resting spot for National Park travelers.
Many of our guests arrive by car but many come wanting to pitch a tent in the nearby campgrounds, eat at our renowned restaurant and enjoy a nightcap in our tavern. But many travelers arrive with RV's and with horses that require boarding. Horseback riding is available at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
St. Bernard Lodge provides overnight boarding for both rider and horse!
Some of the horseback riding trails available in the area include:
- Caribou Wilderness with trails starting at Hay Meadows;
- Bizz Johnson Trail, an 18 mile segment, that runs along the Susan River from Westwood to Susanville. There are eleven bridges and two tunnels which are passable on horseback. If you prefer, the tunnels can be avoided with alternate riverside routes.
- The Pacific Crest Trail which is only 1.4 mile from the lodge. You can ride in either direction. Heading south you cross Soldiers Meadow and climb Carter Mountain. Traveling north about 7 miles you end up at Stover Springs which is used as a staging area for endurance rides each year.
Horses are allowed on all designated trails in the park except:
- Manzanita Lake Trail, Lassen Peak Trail, a portion of Cinder Cone Trail, Reflection Lake Trail, Bumpass Hell Trail and trails within Devilís Kitchen and Sulphur Works.
Some conditions of horseback riding in the Park are:
- Horses are not permitted to travel cross-country while in the park;
- Prohibited to ride or stake animals in picnic areas or campgrounds;
- Stock parties camping overnight are restricted to one of the designated sites at Summit Lake;
- Corral & Butte Lake Hitching Posts or Juniper Lake Corral.
For guided horseback rides reservations need to be made through Drakesbad Guest Ranch.
Many equestrians and horse associations use our pasture and stables for local events, as a base camp for wilderness horseback camping, or just to use the neighboring riding trails.
Speaking of trails, there are hundreds of miles of wonderful trails that beg to be explored. So, bring your favorite horse and saddle.
Call us at 530.258.3382 to reserve or feel free to reserve online.