Hiking & Horseback Riding


Hiking & Horseback Riding

Alpine Hiking

The High Sierra wilderness and National Forest land that surrounds Kirkwood is home to some world class hiking trails. The Carson Pass area offers the casual or serious hiker plenty of opportunities toadventure and explore.  Kirkwood's trails access spectacular terrain, and there are plenty of alpine trails within a short drive. Hikers will also be treated to an abundance of wildflowers in June, July and August and some vivid fall colors when the aspens change in September and October.

Generally, we divide our hikes into “Peak Hikes” taking you through alpine meadows and summit views and “Lake Hikes” taking you to beautifully secluded high alpine lakes.   Hikes vary from shorter hikes around the meadow, to alpine adventures.  There are hikes for all ability levels including kids and the elderly.  

Visit Summer HQ at Red Cliffs Day Lodge for trail recommendations, then head out on the hill and explore!

Lift Operation

Saturdays: 10am - 4pm -  Sundays: 10am - 4pm

Hiker Chair Lift Rides  
Hiker Ticket $12
Hiker under 5 Free

If you have questions about hiking, or any of our other summer activities, contact Summer HQ at 209.258.7210 or email kirkwoodseasonpass [at] vailresorts [dot] com.

Horseback Riding @the Kirkwood Corral 

Located in the Eastern Sierra’s right off the Old Carson Trial (Highway 88) in the beautiful river valley leading up to Kirkwood Ski Area. Kirkwood Corrals offers a high country get away day ride with a real feel for “off the beaten trail” , yet your next to a year round Ski Resort. 

One and a half hour ” The Loop ” Ride

 $95.00/person: This ride will take visitors down granite slabs, across back country creeks, and through spectacular pine forests and wildflower filled meadows

  • This ride is a great time to see some beautiful back country.   
  • Recommendedfor ages 7 years old & up!  

  • Don’t forget to bring your camera ! 

Half Hour Ride 

  • $35.00/Person: This trail ride would use part of “The Loop”  ride  
  • Save for children 7 years of age and up. 

Little Buckaroo Day Camp  (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) 9a –12pm  Ages  8-12

  • $160.00/Buckaroo: 1/2 Day camp for kids. Do you want your child to become more confident, have fun and learn a new skill ? Little Buckaroo Horse Day Camp is just what you’re looking for. Highly instructional and personalized equine experience. It’s a half- day filled with fun learning horsemanship skills, such as ; how to groom, lead, saddle, trail ride, horse safety and build self-confidence.  
  • Our Goal is to make Buckaroo Camp participants’ experience one they will cherish for a lifetime. 
  • Safety is also our main priority. 
  • Camp sessions will consist of 5 or less participants, ensuring safety and individual attention to the little Buckaroo’s. 

SPECIALTY RIDES  &  ADVENTURE PACKAGES are available call us for reservations call: 775.315.1932