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- 98%Family Travelers
- 75%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (3)
- Gunstock RanchMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 30, 2014
Well, this place definitely does NOT feel like a Big Island ranch. Big island ranches are very wide open spaces. You don't take trails on ridges on Big Island, it's mostly hills and flat land. However, there is about 500 acres on this property. They have free range cows, even some old retired horses that get to just cruise around, as well as goats and chickens and I even saw a peacock.
My friends and I did the 90 minute scenic ride from Groupon. It was a really nice trail and once you get to the top of the trail, you have a beautiful view of North Shore. You can even see the Marine Core Base in Kaneohe.
Our guide, Amy, was great. My horse, Bonita, was a lovely horse. We called her the ballerina as she will sort of do the splits to get down and eat some grass. I've never seen a horse do this, and not gonna lie, it sort of freaked me out the first time she did this while I was on her. But she was a sweet horse. Lucky for us, there was only the three of us on the ride, plus our guide.
Would definitely recommend this place.
- Gunstock RanchNov 13, 2013
Wonderful things to do, check out the website for all types of adventure. A little bit of a drive from Ewa Beach, well worth it as the drive is a beautiful one.
- Gunstock RanchFirst to ReviewAug 05, 2012
There are many Horseback ranches on Oahu...some are better then others and some offer packages others don't. Of all the Horseback Ranches of Oahu Gunstock offers the most different options for you and your loved one, your Ohana or your party. Like Wayde's World Hawaii, Gunstock is about your privacy and your small private party...Something that always hits home with me.
Gunstock Ranch has been around for over 40 years and has been a family owned and operated working ranch at the base of the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range on Oahu’s North Shore. They offer some of Hawaii’s finest horseback riding trail package options. The Original owners, Greg and Kyndra Smith, still run Gunstock Ranch with the understanding that a personal touch makes for a memorable experience. This couple is personal and so is your riding group which is usually between 5 to 10 riders, allowing you to visit and experience the peace and beauty that Hawaii has to offer.
Their rides wind through mountain trails with occasional ocean views with the highlight spot being their scenic lookout which provides a great view of the Windward side of Oahu. Gunstock works to keep their ride sizes small because they want the guest to feel like they have experienced a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) horseback ride. The same way I want my guests to experience my own tours. Small, private and personal...Always the best way to go...These guys treat the guests to a higher degree then places like Kualoa Ranch who are more concerned with Numbers.
The packages offered range from the following:
These Packages range in time from 30 mins up to 2 1/2 Hours.
-They do offer children Rides for $39
-A Scenic Ride for $89
-Moonlight Ride $99 (Gunstock is the only ones on Oahu who offer such a ride) Mind you, this AMAZING FULL MOON RIDE is only offered 2-3 nights a month and can fill up fast so if this is for you...make plans well in advance!
-Sunset Ride $99
-Picnic Ride $129
-Sweetheart Ride $129
-Sunset Dinner and Campfire Ride $159
*Now if you can combine the Sunset Dinner Campfire with the Moonlight Ride (if possible for an added fee) I have to say...this would be one hell of a UNFORGETTABLE experience...NO DOUBT! Tell them Wayde's World Hawaii recommended you...Maybe they will even give you a Kama'aina rate ;)
Gunstock is open for rides Monday – Saturday and closed on Sunday. If you wish to book a ride, make reservation 808-341-3995 or check out their website: gunstockranch.com PLEASE LOOK at their website for DETAILS ON EACH PACKAGE! All rides must be reserved with a credit card.Recommended for:Family Travelers