Cook Forest Scenic Trailride


sm_trailride Experienced riders: bring your own horse to our offiical trailride for an experience you will never forget!
(For experienced riders with their own horse)
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Dude Ranch

sm_duderanchCome be a cowboy and enjoy horseback riding, homemade food and rustic accomodations.
(For novice or experienced riders with one of our rental horses)
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Horse Camping

sm_campground Interested in horse camping?  Come stay with us on our spacious campground!
(For those wishing to camp with their own horse)
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Cook Forest Scenic Trailride
Welcome to Cook Forest Scenic Trailride!



Welcome to, the web site for the Cook Forest Scenic Trailride, Dude Ranch, and Horse Campground.

Located in beautiful Western Pennsylvania in Clarion County, Cook Forest is the perfect place for you to kick back and relax.  

We have many scenic woodland trails you can explore on your own or with a guide.  We are known as the horse lovers "paradise".  We continually update our facility, clear new trails, and serve you the best down home cooking in the East.  We keep the food good and plentiful with variety and quality to accommodate your cowboy appetite. Our goal is to keep you happy, satisfied, able to relax and enjoy the best in horseback riding. 

2016 Dates are Here:


2016 Event Dates.....Save these Dates!

Horse & Tack Sales:  May 14 and August 6, 2016
Tack Sales also on May, June, July, August, September & October Rides on Friday nights 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2016 Cook Forest Trail Ride Event Dates
On the "Event Dates" you can ride on your own on the trails or go with the group guided ride.  (We have color coded trail maps for your useage)

May Spring Ride Ride With Food Included
.............................................May 19-22

June Cowboy Week Ride With Food Included
Featuring:  Ken McNabb............June 13-18
July 5 Day Ride with Food Included
Featuring: Brandi Lyons .............July 6-10
August 5 Day Ride with Food Included
Featuring:  Craig Cameron.....August 9-13
Labor Day Weekend Ride with Food Included
............................................September 1-5
October Fall Foliage Ride with Food Included
"Live Band" ...........................October 5-9


**Special Horse Camping with Wiener Roast on Memorial Day Weekend & July 4th Weekend
**Horse Camping available daily from May 14 - October 17, 2016  except during June, July and August Event Weeks.




             2016 Event Dates.....Save these Dates

                    Horse & Tack Sales:  May 14 and August 6, 2016
Tack Sales also on May, June, July, August, September & October Rides
                                on Friday nights 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Our Local TV Commercial

Click here to download/view our local television commercial - Windows Media Video (.wmv, 5MB)



Scenic Riders, Inc
Ray and Terrie Smith
1661 Scott Drive
Clarion, Pa  16214
(This is the physical campground & summer address)

In the winter months, November through April,

send reservations by mail to our winter address:
(click here)

Phone: November 1 - April 30 (814) 856.2081
Camp Phone May 1 - Oct 31 (814) 226.5985

Toll Free:  1-866-MAT-MATS (628-6287)

Also check out the mats that Ray E. Smith sells!

Click on "check out"  above.



Prices subject to change without notice.

We now accept VISA and MasterCard.

Cash (US currency), bank cashiers check, or postal money order preferred for payment. Personal checks are also accepted.

Cancellation Policy: The amount you pay is non-refundable and non-transferrable unless cancelled two weeks prior to the scheduled ride date. Those who need to cancel and have given proper notice will receive deposit refund minus the $20.00 per person reservation fee (or $100.00 June Ride reservation fee). Not applicable to stall rentals, horse rentals nor cabin rental deposits. If you do cancel these, we will try to rent them to someone else. If we are successful we will in turn give you your deposit back on these as well. Thank you.

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