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.  Guides are offered free of charge during our "Events".  

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. 


Dude Ranch Info for those who are novice riders and don't own a horse is at bottom of this page.

Trail Rides for experienced riders have a link at bottom of page also.  Have a great day!!!


Phone Numbers to reach us are located at the bottom of this page!!!!


We Now Have An App For Your Cell Phone To View Most Of Our Mapped Trails With Photos Attached.  Many have used these and LOVE them.  It has helped tremendously to prevent yourself from getting lost.  Come and Enjoy the Trails!!!  App is RAMBLR then search for hmmm196 to view trails.






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


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

Click on "check out"  above.


Prices subject to change without notice.

Not responsible for mistakes in typing information of web site

We now accept VISA and MasterCard.

Cash (US currency), bank cashiers check, or postal money order preferred for payment. Personal checks are also accepted when sent in early enough to clear the bank and insure the payment is good.

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 $50.00 June Ride). 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.


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

Dude Ranch

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

Horse Camping

Interested in horse camping?  Come stay with us on our spacious campground!
(For those wishing to camp with their own horse)
More information