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 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. 

2015 Dates are Here:

2015 Organized Food Ride & Horse Camping Dates
May Spring Horse Sale: May 9th (11am Tack, 1pm Horses for Sale)

May Spring Ride: May 14-17

Memorial Day Weekend Ride:  May 21-25
June Cowboy Week Ride:  June 15-20
July 4th Ride: July 2-5

Summer Horse Sale: August 1st

Labor Day Weekend Ride:  September 3-7

October Ride:  September 30 - October 4

2015 Horse Camping Availability (with no food)
May 12, 2015 through October 19th, 2015 - with exception of 
the week of June 15-20, 2015.

More details on pricing to come in January 2015.


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 & saddles 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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