Then Whitewater Equestrian Center has a treat for you!

Become one with nature as you make your way on horseback through a variety of private trails. Experience a bit of history on both Native American trails and historic logging roads. On the trail you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the animal and plant life, as well as some local history. You may pass by John Green's grave, a famous local legend, and learn about his very interesting demise. 

If you're shy about riding horseback, you can stay behind at the barn and partake in gem mining, or relax in our seating area while enjoying a snack or perusing our gift shack. 

Are you looking for an adventure on horseback?
From South Carolina: Take (Scenic) Highway 11 (this is exit 1 if you're on I-85 from Georgia) to Hwy 130 North, Hwy 130 will magically turn into NC281 when you cross the SC/NC line. You will drive past Whitewater Falls entrance, 1 1/2 miles, go up a hill and when it levels off you will see a horse crossing sign, just beyond that Whitewater Equestrian Center will be on your right.

From Cashiers: Take Hwy 64 East, Turn right onto 281 South, at the BP Station/Sapphire Country Store, go approx 7 miles and we will be on your left.

From Asheville Airport Area: From I-26 exit at airport and go past the airport to Brevard, once in Brevard you will intersect with Hwy 64/276, continue onto Brevard, Stay on 64 West to Toxaway, you will see 281 North on your right, stay on 64, until you get to 281 South on your left, turn left, go about 7 miles and we will be on your left.
Come visit us soon.

Mr. Kayren Hinkle:
 Proprietor & Manager
Kaitlyn & Stephanie Owen:
 Trail Guides and Reservation Staff            

You'll sit high in the saddle of one of the kind-natured  horses from Kayren Hinkle's stock. 

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The gem mine will peak your interest in gemology. 

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Don't forget to commemorate your trip with a souvenir from our Gift Shack. 

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Trail Rides
Gem Mine
Snack & Gift Shack
6420 Whitewater RD. Sapphire, NC 28774 
For more information 828.966.9646
Welcome to Whitewater Equestrian Center
Don't just see Western North Carolina. Experience it! 
Kayren and Kaitlyn hamming it up! 
We don't lack in fun around here.