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Trail Rides

Trail RidesForest View Farms abuts the Cook County Forest Preserve, a beautiful piece of land that begs to be seen. You can see it on a comfortably paced trail ride through the preserve. Enjoy time away from life's stress and spend time relaxing as you meander through the beautiful forest trails. New riders can sign up for a lesson and ride to become acquainted with riding basics. Riders are paired with a horse at the rider's skill level, so new riders don't feel overwhelmed.

Children who want to ride can also enjoy controlled pony rides around the Forest View Farms property. Read more or contact us to schedule your trail ride!

 

Pony Rides

Pony rides are offered on the Forest View Farms grounds during the following hours:

  • 9:00 AM to dusk daily

Pony rides are offered year-round and are great for smaller children. Children learn to be comfortable around horses during their controlled trail ride around the Forest View Farms property. All ponies are hand-led by a parent or adult.

Pony Ride Pricing:
(requires one adult per pony or one of our staff can lead for small additional price)

  • $5.00 / 10 minutes
  • $10.00 / 20 minutes
  • $15.00 / 30 minutes
  • Staff helper additional 2.00 each 10 minutes

Horse Rides

Horse Trail Rides are offered during the following hours:

  • 9:00 AM to dusk, Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 AM to dusk, Saturday and Sunday

Trail rides begin on the Forest View Farms property and take adjacent trails through the Cook County Forest Preserve. Trail rides are offered year-round and are offered for both private reserved rides and walk-in customers.

*CEDAR LAKE LOCATION IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2016*

Trail Ride Prices:

  • Standard Ride / 1 hour* (Longer rides are available)
    First come - First serve - Accompanied by a trail guide
    $25.00 per person per hour - cash price
  • Private Reserved Ride / 1 hour* (Longer rides are available accompanied by a trail guide)
  • 1 to 2 people--$35.00 per person per hour - cash price
  • 3 or more people--$30.00 per person per hour - cash price

Lesson and Trail Ride

  • 20-minute lesson - $45 per person
  • 40-minute trail ride

For reservations, call 708-560-0306 / 219-365-1350.

Trail riders need to be at least 9 years of age. Helmets are optional. If you don't have one, you can rent one for $1.00.

Cook County Trail License required (good for June 30 - June 30 of next year)

School / Group / Scout rates available

**Prices and rates are subject to change without notice**
**Forest View Farms is fully insured**