The forest-covered hills, open meadows, sandy dunes and rock-strewn shores around Gold Beach provide the perfect setting for an adventure on horseback. Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced rider, or anywhere in between, the Gold Beach area is just right for you. Here are a couple of places to check out:
Hawk’s Rest Ranch – This 200-acre ranch is situated in the Pistol River Valley about 10 miles south of Gold Beach. Their horses are very gentle and have been featured in movies and commercials. They offer boarding and guided trail rides past open meadows, through the woods and along bubbling creeks where you will be able to see the Siskiyou Mountains to the east. There are 60-minute and 90-minute rides on the ranch, and private half-day and full-day rides can be arranged. Rides along the beach are also available.