- 523 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.
- 523 Ratings
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.
Our group came back with nothing but wonderful reviews. They said it is the best excursion they've ever been on from a conference. Thank you for providing them with such great memories (and photos!)
This was great fun and offered the spectacular views, as promised on their website. The guides were knowledgeable and funny and they made beginners feel welcome and very comfortable. The food, especially the pulled pork, was great and the live music a treat. You may feel saddle sore the next day, but it's worth it!
We loved our 2 hour horseback ride through the Hollywood Hills. Definately one of the highlights of our trip. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The horses were beautiful and very experienced. By the time we got back to the ranch we were ready for the bbq. Entertainment was also laid on. Loved meeting the mini horse and the pig. The adorable donkey welcomed us back to the ranch. We took some carrots to feed to the horses afterwards and they enjoyed these. Fabulous experience.
Everyone was really awesome and welcoming! We had a really great time, from the views to the horseback riding to the good food and to top it off, live entertainment!! Thank you! :)
Guides were awesome and made sure that "nervous" guests were well looked after. Personnel were all friendly and helpful. BBQ food was delicious.
The ride was fun, a beautiful view, the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was great.
We had three good guides and everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable about the operation. I would have loved a better BBQ but overall I was very satisfied. I will be returning again.
My son was suffering with allergies and was not doing all that well When I told the girls they moved us to the front and got him some sun glasses and a bandana so he was protected from the dust. Although he still struggled through this made his experience a much better one. Was handled quickly and with the so professionalism The girls were also super friendly and very knowledgable. Highly recommend. Cheers
A group of 4 of us went on the evening ride and BBQ and the views from the ride were spectacular, the horses and guides were great and the BBQ was really delicious and much better than I expected. Would definitely recommend this tour!
My family and I were all different levels of riding experience. My daughters were novice riders. They chose horses that looked after my daughters and they made sure we were ok throughout . They took photos for us and messaged them over. Would highly recommend this tour.
The staff were all friendly and professional. I truly believed they had my safety in mind but also seemed to be concerned that we were having a good time. The ride was beautiful and the food was delicious.
This ride was magic !!! Thanks to the guides and the fabulous horses !!!
It was one of the best days ever, the guides are super nice and friendly and the experience is like a dream! I would definetly come back and do it again and recommend it to everybody who is coming to LA!
The staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and considerate, offering everything from taking pictures to guidance for the specific horse you're on. The food and atmosphere after the ride were brilliant as well.
The staff was great. The experience was surprisingly child-friendly. We had two inexperienced kids with us and they had a great time. The food and band were awesome!
The horses are amazing , and the staff was wonderful .
The trail ride was great! Loved the horses and our guides were wonderful. Katie and Tempest were very patient and shared their knowledge about the horses and the area. The BBQ was disappointing though. The food choices were very limited. We were maybe the third group to return from the ride and seating was scarce and what was available was dirty from those who dined before us. And then there was the flies....oh my the flies! I realize it's a ranch but wonder if there is not anything that can be done to help that situation. Screen the area in? It was hard to enjoy the food and listen to the band.