Gunstock Ranch Riding Review and Options
Gunstock Ranch sits on 700 acres of land located on the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Gunstock is a little different from other ranches because it is a working ranch — offering horseback riding lessons and other activities in addition to their day-to-day ranch operations — so you’ll likely see cattle, grazing horses and even an occasional wild pig! They like to keep the number of riders small compared to other ranches too so you’ll have a real Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) experience while you’re there. Horseback tours are available for anyone ages 7 and up and have pony rides for families with children under 7 as well.
Here are their horseback riding options:
|Option||Pricing||Age Limit||Weight Limit|
|1 Hour Scenic Experience||$82||7 and up||240lbs / 108kg|
|1.5 Hour Scenic Experience||$95||7 and up||240lbs / 108kg|
|Pony Rides for Kids||$45||For all ages! Ideal for ages 7 and under||240lbs / 108kg|
|Sunset Ride||$109||7 and up||240lbs / 108kg|
|Advanced Trail Ride||$119||Ages 12 and Up||220lbs / 100kg|
|Sweetheart Ride (Private) - minimum 2 riders||$139||7 and up||240lbs / 108kg|
|Advanced Sweetheart Ride||$149||Ages 12 and Up||220lbs / 100kg|
|Private Sunset Dinner Ride||$179||7 and up||240lbs / 108kg|
Here is the map of where Gunstock Ranch is located. You should be able to tap or click and chose direction option to go here. It’s not really a typical tourist site with big signs.
There is a small sign and unassuming dirt road that will lead you to the entrance of Gunstock Ranch. If you want to experience a not so touristed out Oahu’s countryside, then this is the place to go for a ride.
Hour Scenic Experience ($82)
- Great option for
faamilieswith children ages 7 years old and up
- This is a leisure horse ride — perfect for all experience levels
Trailconsists of open pastures and shady trails, beautiful pastoral views and a filming location for Hawaii 5-0
- Please note, this experience does NOT allow pregnant riders
1.5 Hour Scenic Ride ($95)
- Only a $13 price difference compared to the 1 Hour Scenic Experience
- Great for all adults and I mentioned 1 Hour ride is suitable for family with kids, because some younger kids may have hard time concentrating or staying with the same activity for more than an hour. When you take your child to a theater and they can sit through a movie, then this option will be just fine. Because it’s 30 mintues longer, you get to go a little deeper into the ranch valley, and the view will be just a little better – perhaps better might not be the right word – becaues 1 hour ride isn’t lacking, but this will give you more beautiful scenery. This will be able to go a little deeper into the mountain side and there are some scenic spot that 1 hour ride just can’t get you there, but it just might be the highlight of this longer tour.