- 632 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.
- 632 Ratings
Breathtaking views, awesome guides, super service, a lot of fun!
Staff were friendly and accommodating. Couldn’t have asked for a better ride!
Wonderful, great guides, beautiful horses, exquisite scenery, truly a highlight of any trip to LA!
The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable not only about the horses, but about the history of Hollywood and LA as well. My horse was beautiful and looked very well taken care of. At the BBQ later in the evening, it was all you can eat and delicious food. They brought out other farm animals for us to enjoy during dinner as well.
Had a great trip and enjoyed the bbq dinner after - thanks again!!
Simply the best. And the guides are cute and also very funny.
The guides are very experienced with horses and knowledgeable of the area we rode in. The BBQ was such fun. We met many of the additional ranch animals. Top notch experience! Notch
We had 2 guides. One was great the other one not very attentive. When it was her turn to be in the back she never was. She always rode to the side of the middle of the group. My daughter was the last person and her horse was very slow which made her fall behind quite often which made her uncomfortable at times.
The guides were great and provided a lot of information on the tour. The view was spectacular. The food was good and provided a nice relaxing meal after the long ride through the mountains.
We were disappointed by the bbq but the ride was perfect. Thanks a lot for the experience.
Expected a bit more of a party atmosphere during the bbq dinner
This was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Friendly staff, beautiful horses and a ride we with views that will leave you speechless. If you have the opportunity to do the BBQ and live music after you qon't be disappointed!
Was overall a great experience...would recommend the ability to briefly stop somewhere halfway with a view to take breaks and a restroom break. Overall great
My kids and I did the horse back riding and bbq dinner. The staff and guides were great! We were running late and they waited for us so we could still do our ride. Dinner was catered in BBQ and was nice to eat after the ride. The horses are also very well taken care of. We would recommend Sunset Ranch.
One of the most beautiful experiences of my life! I highly recommend this outing to anyone! It is beautiful and unforgettable! Thank you to the friendly, professional staff for a great time and delicious dinner! :)
Good experience for beginners. Beautiful view. Good dinner.
Fun experience and great food
We had an awesome experience. The whole staff was excellent and they made us feel comfortable the whole time. We will definitely be back for another great time.
Sunset Ranch was recommended by a friend. It was everything and more. The staff was fantastic. Our guides were Cassandra and Katie. They were both very knowledgeable and friendly. The barbecue was delicious. I was so happy with the experience and look forward to going back.
It is definitely a lovely place to go for a ride and see the city from a hilltop. Our guides were exceptionally good and seriously talented with horses. Horses all seemed well taken care of and they were extremely gentle. I was surprised to see they didn't have any flushed toilets as they are right in the city. Even up in Nationally parks, you can find gravity flowed toilets that flush. But the outhouse served its purpose just fine.
The overall experience was amazing! The staff were so nice and friendly and made sure everyone had a great time! And of course we can’t forget about all of the awesome horses that the ranch has, I’m partial to skip since that’s who I got paired with! Thank you to all the staff for an amazing time and thank you to the staff who provided live entertainment after our ride while we enjoyed great bbq, he really needs to audition for the voice! Amazing talent that was appreciated more than I could express! Thank you again for an overall wonderful experience
Great views! Fun guide!
We had such a great time. We came for my birthday and everyone in our party loved the ride and the tour guides. After the ride we had 5 more join us for dinner where the food was delicious and the man on guitar was AMAZING!!!! If he happens to have anything recorded I know a few of us would love to purchase an album. We will definitely be back to do it again. Thank you!
Fun outing with our girls club, moms and daughters! Beautiful views of the city, great guides and easy ride!
My Girl Scout troop and I had a blast! We all agreed that we had the BEST VIEW and a delicious BBQ dinner. The live country music was a plus too.
I highly recommend the ride and BBQ. It was an excellent experience for the beginner and the experienced ridder. The staff was very personable and knowledgeable of riding and the trail. The views were magnificent and the horses a very friendly. If I could give this place six stars, I would.
very attentive and entertaining staff made experience very informative and enjoyable for us all (and they laughed at my "Dad" jokes which usually only illicit groans and eye-rolls from my kids) Thanks to Vivian and Kate
The tour guide was b Ryan helpful and made me feel comfortable and safe especially riding by the edge of the mountain
Everyone was so friendly and very upbeat. The staff was knowledgeable about the horses and had a true love of all the animals. I would recommend this outing for anyone wanting a fun and educational day! Thank you to all the staff. The dinner was delicious too!!!
I've lived in Los Angeles since 1985 AND used to actively ride... WHY have a I never done this? THIS IS A BUCKET LIST ITEM! Do the 2 Hour Ride and BBQ. You head out in late afternoon (4:00) and are assigned your horse based on your skill level (these horses know the drill, they do this every day) The guides are fun, engaging and really good about communicated how to work with your horse if your horse has figured you out to be a newbie (They love to seize any opportunity to eat the weeds) I'm an experienced rider and even though this is a trail ride - the slow pace allows you to take in the BREATHTAKING views of Los Angeles. Did you see Lalala Land? Whatever you may have thought of the movie - that one scene with the park bench overlooking a green valley - you pass RIGHT by that! You look down on the Geffen Theater, you overlook the Griffin Observatory - you pass by the Hollywood sign. You can see all the way to the ocean, down town LA and Burbank Airport. Afterwards - if you did the 2 Hour BBQ - you head back - and enjoy some REALLY good BBQ (they have it catered) with a live band/singer. It's a great experience that you should add to your bucket list - still kicking myself that I had never done it until now (and I went back again)
The guides were entertaining, friendly and so knowledgeable about the horses. The views were spectacular. The food at the BBQ was delicious. If I had to make some suggestions, it would be to let the riders choose the horse they want to ride and to have someone wipe down the helmets. I know it's cumbersome, my I didn't like putting a dusty helmet on my head. Other than that, fantastic! I would do it all over again.
This was our second time up on the ranch and it was just as amazing. We got stuck behind a pretty large group so we got a later start and didn't get as much time to sit and enjoy the band and the atmosphere but I understand that everybody has their own homes to get back to so there's not much that can be done about that. Overall it was another great experience and we'll definitely be back!
Excellent guides. Great scenery. Would definitely recommend
Nice staff (appears to be family owned and operated). Love the bbq dinner and live music after a 2 hour horseback ride! :-)
Easter weekend was packed! I believe the guide said they sold out, however even though there were two groups of 20 riders everyone did an excellent job! My fiancé and I had a blast, and the views were beautiful. 2 hours on a horse is plenty, and the food back at the ranch was pretty good. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a different type of experience in the heart of Hollywood.
Staff was amazing and so friendly.