1.5 Hours

1.5 Hour Scenic Trail Ride (North Shore)

Experience Oahu’s countryside up close! Ride down forest trails and across open pastures, to a mountain lookout with a stunning view.


Ride to a mountain lookout with ocean views
Explore working cattle ranch
See authentic Hawaiian cowboy culture
Beginners welcome!

Activity Times

9:00 AM
11:00 AM
2:30 PM

What's included?

A 1.5 hour guided tour on horseback
15-minute safety briefing prior to riding
You will travel through forest trails, open pastures, and relax at an ocean lookout


Enjoy a relaxing horseback ride through one of Oahu’s hidden treasures—the 600-hundred-acre Gunstock Ranch located near Hawaii's famed North Shore. A guided horseback tour is one of the best (and most popular) ways to experience the beautiful Hawaiian countryside up-close. 

Experienced guide dressed for a ride in the Hawaiian countryside'Paniolo' in Hawaiian means cowboy.  Since the introduction of horses and cattle to the islands, this uniquely Hawaiian cowboy culture has flourished. Paniolos crafted their own style of saddles, gear and even created their own style of music. 

The 1.5 Hour Scenic Horseback Ride is your chance to experience a little bit of that Hawaiian paniolo culture first-hand.  Gunstock Ranch remains a working cattle ranch to this day. They offer an authentic Hawaiian experience far away from the crowds. Gunstock also keeps their tours small and intimate so you can have an unforgettable shared experience with your family and friends.

Along the way, you'll see some of the North Shore’s most beautiful sights including:

  • The hidden cave featured on Hawaii 5-0
  • The always awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean
  • Views of Mololi'i island, or Chinaman’s Hat
  • Much more!


Guests on horseback ride the forest trails at Gunstock Ranch on the North Shore, Oahu.

The Ride

You and your horse will travel through shady forest trails and trek across open pastures, spotting grazing cattle, soaring island birds, and maybe even a family of wild pigs.

The grand finale of the tour is the lookout over the stunning North Shore coastline and the quiet town of Laie, nestled on the edge of the crystal-clear ocean. It’s a great spot for photos and a quiet moment of relaxation and reflection. 


Know before you book:

  • Check in 45 minutes prior to ride time
  • No pregnant riders please
  • Ages 7 & up only
  • Weight limit of 240 lbs
  • Walking only ride - no trotting or cantering
  • We tour rain or shine
  • What to wear: long pants, covered shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, light jacket (if it's chilly)
  • Backpacks & big bags not allowed on tours


More than 24 hours before your tour time: You can receive a full refund. Less than 24 hours and up to 2 hours before tour time: You can receive a 50% refund. 2 hours before tour time or less: No refund will be available. Guests may reschedule with an additional 25% (of the price paid) as a rebooking fee. Please allow yourself ample time to reach us. Feel free to use the map on our site to ensure you find the right location. Please give yourself an additional 15 min due to traffic and construction.
Special Considerations
Check in 45 minutes prior to your ride's start time. Each rider must attend the entire 15-minute safety briefing prior to riding or the ride is considered missed.
Ages 7 & up only.
No pregnant riders please.
There is a 240 lb weight limit.
Walking only ride - no trotting or cantering
We tour rain or shine.
Backpacks & big bags not allowed on tours.

Getting There

Gunstock Ranch, 56-250 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731, United States

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