- 564 Ratings
Hollywood Horseback Ride & BBQ
Ride to the top of the highest point in Griffith Park on an exciting and scenic horseback trail ride. Afterward, enjoy the savory smells and flavors of a freshly prepared barbecue dinner.
What You Will Do
- Saddle up on horseback for a 2-hour ride to the top of Mount Hollywood, and hear the history of the Hollywood Hills from an experienced local guide
- After a horseback riding adventure, you're bound to work up an appetite—satisfy your hunger post ride with a delicious barbecue feast
- Take in breathtaking panoramic views of Griffith Park and the entire Los Angeles area from horseback, no filter will be needed for these photo opportunities
- Head for the ranch’s Sunset Saloon after your ride for a freshly prepared, multi-course BBQ dinner served in a rustic setting away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles
- 2 hour horseback riding tour with guide
- Barbecue meal
Wear weather-appropriate clothing, long pants, and close toed shoes. Parking is located after the guard gate. Please let the guard know you have a reservation and you will be allowed to enter the parking lot. Participants must be under 240 pounds.
There is a 20% cancellation fee.
- 564 Ratings
I like to ride without a helmet. The use of my headphones would have been great too only because I feel more at ease. Trail was cool, so were the guides. My horse was great as well.
Our guide on the way up, Katie, was exceptional. She was very engaging with the group. On the way down, the guide was attentive, however not very talkative.
A group of six of us went to the Sunset Ranch for the "BBQ and Best View" package. We had such a great time!!! Everyone that works there is absolutely amazing--they are so friendly and informative about the property and horses! We had a two hour ride with catered food. I recommend this place to everyone! We will definitely go back!
I can't say enough good things about you guys. Our guide (Cassandra??) was very sweet, knowledgeable, and kept the conversation going while we rode. I didn't mind the facts she dropped and she made it fun. Everyone there seemed really professional, and I guess I wasn't expecting that from a little ranch like this in Hollywood of all places. Very impressed all around with the presentation, food, music while we ate, and overall smoothly run operation. The employees deserve so much credit for dealing with weird people on top of the moods of all of the horses from time to time. Thank you again. We'll be coming back in warmer weather to really enjoy the music and hang out a little bit!
Very attentive crew. Helpful and guide through tour was wonderful. Would do it again!
Everything about the experience was great except, You guys should have had some heaters and hot drinks for us during dinner... we were shivering cold. Out took away from the dinner portion..
The guides were really nice and they tried to provide as much commentary as possible to keep us entertained. I gave it 4 stars because you're not quite able to get a full shot of the hollywood sign. There are some parts during the ride that you are able to see the sign but, it's not full frontal. The trail is created that way so I'm not sure that's something the ranch could change. Overall the food was good and all the guides were very nice. If you have never done it and like riding horses definitely worth a ride.
This was an excellent experience. Guides were very friendly. The food was excellent!!! My wife did not like the port-a-potty -- she never does. Of course there is a normal restroom there that we used after the ride near the barbeque that was clean. Wish she was just directed there first. Great ride, great views, great food, and great guides.
This experience ranks among the best things our family has ever done together. We went on the sunset ride the first night of our vacation in LA. The guides were so welcoming, cheerful, and helpful. The horses were sweet. The sunset views were spectacular. The BBQ was delicious, and the musicians made our hearts sing. The ranch has beautiful chickens running free and many other farm animals. We have recommended this experience to all our friends who live in LA but have never tried it.
It was a good experience riding horses to see the sunset. I wish we had more time to spend on top of the hill, but it was good nevertheless.
We loved the tour at Sunset Ranch. The two tour guides were really great, and the horses were very sweet. Would definitely come again.
The guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and professional, the view was amazing, the other guests were friendly and the BBQ dinner was amazing and plentiful. Well done! We'll be back for sure! Thank you!
Everyone at the ranch was knowledgeable. I was matched with the perfect horse and so was my husband. The views were beautiful and so relaxing! The bbq was delicious and the music was perfect. We look forward to returning.
The staff was super friendly, the food was delicious and the views were amazing. I love the fact that they use some mustangs as well. Great horses, fun ride. I will definitely be back!
Overall, it was very good. The only thing I would suggest is smaller groups. We had a mishap at the beginning of the ride where we lost 5 of the riders. We had to wait for the other staff member to take them back to the ranch. I would also suggest some short stops along the way for photos. My friends and I were very happy with dinner afterward. We were especially impressed with your band and how talented they were! Curtis was a very good host and singer!
The lady with glasses was rude to us and our lyft driver when we first arrived. It set the tone for the rest of the experience. In the future I would try nicely asking why someone was there. Must point out we were the 1st car in the gate after calling up and being LET in. Others were allowed to unload at the top while we were made to walk.... Again it just set the tone for the rest of the time there. Try being nice. NC mother and daughter 16 bday
My son and I were on this Saturday's Best View and BBQ ride. The views were spectacular and the guides were lovely. We had a great time.
To large a group to really enjoy. Made the whole thing seem a little chaotic or unorganized. The staff was nice and the food was good. I also wish they informed you ahead of time on just how dirty everything would be and how dirty we would get. Perhaps we should have known but a bunch of city slickers on vacation visiting Disney Land didn’t exactly come prepared for that type outting. Over all we had fun and would recommend it to others.
It was everything I thought it would be. It was a beautiful night for a ride and the staff was very friendly. You can see so much of the valley and city from up there!
Staff was great. The sunset ride was beautiful. And my horse is my new best friend.
It was long a bit but so lovely, thank you
Friendly, helpful staff. Very good rental horses, including a great one for our 8-year-old first time rider.
I had such a great time and really enjoyed my guides :) But online it advertises that you can cater to any horse riding level, but do not state that it is a walking only trail at all. I am an advanced rider and was looking forward to trotting and cantering and was shocked when I learnt this during the ride. I learnt that it is illegal in the area but this should have been detailed. I paid a lot of money for this ride and I feel it was not what I expected. The BBQ food was good and the live band was amazing.
Went for a friends 43 birthday. She had a blast (this was her second time going; she loved it that much) and so did our other friend. I had an unanticipated mini-freak-out toward the end when it got very dark (1,000 lb animal not exactly minding next to a cliff) and the guides were unbelievably sweet and understanding with me. I cannot say enough great things about the staff, they are the life-blood of this place. Food was good too if you do the dinner.
everything was quite perfect! the cowgirls and boys are very cheerful and helped us newbies to feel comfortable, gave lots of information about the horses, the ranch and of course about all the incredible sights from up there ... bbq and entertinment at the end was delicious and fun ... we will come back for more as soon as we can! thanks to all of you at Sunset Ranch - and especially to Savanna for a spirited riding experience ❤️
would be great to make a stop by the. hills with the horses to make some pictures
The guys are so nice and the Horses are Beautiful. We had a wonderful time.
A group of five of us went to the Sunset Ranch for the "BBQ and Best View" package. We had such a great time!!! Everyone that works there is absolutely amazing--they are so friendly and informative about the property and horses! We had a two hour ride with catered food (chicken, pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, mac and cheese, cornbread, and pickles--ALL homemade!). There was live music from one of the tour guides and two other guys. Everything was so great, we didn't want to leave! I recommend this place to everyone! We will definitely go back!
It was such a pleasure to go riding in the Hollywood Hills. I highly recommend this for anyone that wants to do something different in Hollywood.
Best Value and Enjoyment Ever! Must Do. Hidden Treasure right here in the middle of LA City.