"Western Pleasure Riding since 1987"
March 8th through November 29th, 2015

March through May: 
Rides on Saturday & Sunday

June through August: 
Rides on Friday, Saturday & Sunday

September through November: 
Rides on Saturday & Sunday

March 8:        
March 14 to May 31:                 
June 5 to August 30:
September 5 to October 31:
November 1 to November 29:        

11 am
10 am
9 am & 11 am
10 am
9 am & 11 am
1 pm
12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm
12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
1 pm, 3 pm
2015 Riding Times
All riders are to arrive 30 minutes prior to start time of ride.
Morning 2hr rides start 30 minutes earlier then time listed above.
Additional Information

Elk Mountain Trails is sanctioned by the Girl Scouts of the National Capital Area.

Boy Scout "Horsemanship" Merit Badge offered for additional fee.
Minimum of 7 scouts for all badge work sessions.

Limited Camping for Non-Profit Groups - $7pp a night or $13pp for 2 nights
More information available upon request

Helmets are required for anyone 17 years or younger.

Suggested Wearing Apparel:
Long pants and hard-soled shoes with a heel preferable - sneakers or boots.
open-toed, open-sided, open-heeled, or soft-soled shoes - Examples include but not limited to: clogs, flip flops, watershoes, crocks, sandals, keens, etc.

Minimum Riding Age:  6 years old and must be able to control own horse and to follow guide directions. 10 years old with some experience for 2 hour and longer rides.

Maximum Weight Limit for Riders:
  250 pounds

Inclement Weather:  Elk Mountain Trails will call to cancel a ride, otherwise assume the ride will be going out.  If riders have any question about weather conditions, please call EMT prior to coming for the ride.

Payment Policy:  CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  NO Credit or Debit cards accepted.

Prices do not include 5% MD Amusement Tax (Non-Profit organizations exempt) or Guide Gratuity.

Deposit, Refund and Cancellation Policy
DEPOSIT:  Deposits must be received within ten (10) days of making your reservation.  For reservations made within seven (7) days of ride, no deposit is required.

  All Meal Ride Deposits (Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, & All Day Rides) are non-refundable due to limited availability. For all other rides the deposit is refundable, with two (2) weeks notice given.
ALL DEPOSITS REFUNDABLE if Elk Mountain Trails cancels ride due to weather, etc. 

For persons arriving late for their scheduled ride, the deposit will not be refunded.

Prices for rides are subject to change without notice.

Gift Certificates are Always Available.

2015 Riding Packages

One (1) hour Mountain Top Trail Ride
Fun and safe for children and beginners.
Price: $34.00 per person, with $15.00 deposit

One & one -half (1 ½) hour Mountain Top Trail Ride
Ride around National Parks through scenic wilderness areas with wildlife and overlooks.
Price: $46.00 per person, with $25.00 deposit

One & one-half (1 ½) hour Experienced Horse Enthusiasts Ride
A ride for experienced riders; trot and canter.
Must be 18yrs of age.  Limited Availability.
Price: $65.00 per person, with $40.00 deposit

Two (2) hour Mountain Top Trail Ride
Mountain top trail ride to the base of Elk Ridge.
Riders must be 10 years or older.
Price:  $60.00 per person, with $30.00 deposit

Two (2) hour Potomac River Trail Ride
Morning Potomac River ride along C&O Canal Towpath.
Riders must be 10 years or older.
Ride leaves at 8:30 or 9:30 am.
Price: $65.00 per person, with $40.00 deposit
*Not Available 10/10 or 11/21 due to Marathons

Meal Rides

One & one -half (1 ½) hour Sunday Morning Brunch Ride
*Our Newest & Very Popular Meal Ride for Families*
One Sunday a Month (see dates below) enjoy our 1 ½ hr Mountain Top Trail Ride, Followed by a relaxing outdoor brunch at the farm. Fun and safe for beginners & families. Ride leaves at 9am or 10am (see riding times).
Price: $60 per person, with $30 non-refundable deposit due to limited number of riders.

April 12th
May 10th (Mothers Day)
June 21st (Fathers Day)
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th (Grandparents Day)
October 11th
(October 18th Rain/Overflow Date)

Sample Menus for Brunch Rides
Bacon/Sausage/Egg Omelet Dish
Fresh Fruit (In Season)
French Toast/Pancakes/Waffles
Biscuits & Gravy
Breakfast Casseroles/Muffins/Danishes
Coffee/Tea/Orange Juice/Apple Juice

Four (4) hour Potomac River Lunch Ride
Three plus hours worth of riding along the canal with a complete lunch served.  For adults and experienced youth. 
(see sample menus below).
Price: $100.00 per person, with $50.00 non-refundable deposit due to limited number of riders.

2015 Lunch Ride Dates
Sat. April 11th 10am -2pm
Sat. May 9th 10am -2pm
Sun. June 7th 11am-3pm
Sat. July 11th 11am-3pm
Sun. Aug 2nd 11am-3pm
Sat. Sept 12th 10am-2pm
Sun. Oct 25th 10am-2pm

Four (4) hour Potomac River Moonlight Dinner Ride
Rides go out on Saturdays around the full moon
(see dates below). Three plus hours of riding along the canal with a complete dinner.  Also includes dessert and a campfire to sit around and watch the moon come up.
May, September and October:  Ride leaves at 4 pm (or earlier depending on light)
June, July and August:  Ride leaves at 5pm
Price: $110.00 per person, with $50.00 non-refundable deposit due to limited number of riders.


June 6th
August 1st
September 26th
(booked full as of 7/30)
October 3rd
October 24th
(booked full as of 7/27)

Sample Menus for Lunch & Moonlight Dinner Rides
Meatball Subs/Buffalo Wings/Homemade Chili or Beef Stew/Pulled Pork BBQ
Grilled Hot Dogs or Marvin Bacon Burgers/Chicken Parmesan Manicotti
Tossed Green Salad/Texas Toast/Macaroni Salad/Mac & Cheese
Fresh Fruit Platter/Vegetables (in season)
Homemade Desserts
Assorted Beverages
Vegetarian meal available upon request

All Day Ride
An all day (9am to 5pm) adventure ride along the Potomac River for experienced riders. 
Snack lunch and Steak dinner included. (7 riders minimum)
Price:  $200.00 per person, with $100.00 non-refundable deposit.

Other Rides

Weekday rides may be available for groups by special arrangement.

Group Discounts
Available for groups of 8 or more with the exception of any meal ride.  Must pay with one check.
Discounts for Military, Girl and Boy Scouts, Church and Recreational Groups.

Call EMT at 301-834-8882.

Meet Our Horses
EMT Pictures
Area Links
2hr Mountain Top Trail
Fall Color
A Lock House
Potomac River
Mountain Top Trails
River Rides
Starting Out
Spring Mountain Top Ride
Spring Color
1hr Mountain Top Trail in summer.
Saturday, May 23rd, Sunday, May 24th & Monday, May 25th

Friday, July 3rd, Saturday, July 4th, & Sunday, July 5th

Saturday, September 5th, Sunday, September 6th, & Monday, September 7th

Saturday October 31st

Friday, November 27th, Saturday, November 28th, & Sunday, November 29th 

Summer River Ride
Past Horses
Fall Mountain Top
A lock on the canal
Don't Forget to Kiss your Horse and Tip your Guide!
Watching the Moon come up after the Dinner Ride
We hope you have a great ride!
Please don't forget to
Kiss your horse
Tip your guide