Ranch Rules ::: Muir Trail Ranch
For several decades we have welcomed thousands of people to our home so they could enjoy a unique vacation experience. In order to provide a pleasant and safe place for this to occur, we require a standard of behavior which we outline here. It is our sincere desire that you enjoy your stay with us. By following the guidelines listed below you will help ensure your time at the ranch will result in pleasant memories.
We expect all guests at the Muir Trail Ranch to behave in a civil manner. Everyone in our mountain area expects to enjoy peace and quiet, so we will not tolerate rowdy or uncivil behavior either at the ranch or on the trail.
The ranch facilities and the wilderness are to be respected and treated in an exemplary fashion. No Forest Service or Park Service regulations are to be violated.
No plants or animals are to be mistreated or removed from the forest or the ranch.
The ranch is not available to anyone for the purpose of hunting game, either on or off ranch property. Guns are not allowed.
Campfires are allowed in designated areas only both on and off the ranch.
In order to match you to an appropriate horse, we need to know your riding ability.
Before your first long horse ride, we will demonstrate the safe and enjoyable way to ride. Any rider who expects to use our horses must attend the safety lecture which is given on Sundays after breakfast in our corral.
Since alertness is of paramount importance while on horseback, we will not allow any guest who is under the influence of alcohol or any impairing drug or medication, or is otherwise physically impaired, to ride.
All rides are led by an experienced guide. Riders must always obey the guide’s instructions.
We do not allow guests to use spurs on our horses.
We will not tolerate any mistreatment or abuse of our horses.
Open-field riding, galloping, or more than one rider on a horse are not allowed.
Guests may not bring their own horses, but may bring their own saddles.
Generally, anyone weighing over 210 pounds will be restricted to riding on the valley floor. However, this restriction depends on the person’s physical stature and condition; a six-foot six-inch 210-pound person may qualify to ride while a five-foot six-inch 200-pounder may not. The final determination will be made by ranch staff.
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Your cooperation will make your stay a pleasure we welcome you