Backcountry Horsemen of California

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Trail Construction and Maintenance

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Trail Safety

Safety resources for equestrians (in alphabetical order by title)

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Horse packing.

Pack Stations (in alphabetical order)

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Horse packing.
  • Central Coast Mountains

  • Johnston Horse Camp: Located in New Cuyama, CA, offers packing lessons, horse camping and mountain pack trips.


  • Los Padres Outfitters: Located in Carpenteria, offers pack trips in the Santa Barbara Mountains.


  • Southern Sierra Nevada

  • Balch Park Pack Station: Located in Springville, CA, offers custom tailored horseback trips through remote High Sierra Wilderness.

    Facebook: Balch Park Pack Station

  • Golden Trout Pack Station: Located in Springville, CA, provides pack trips in the Kern River Canyon, far into the Golden Trout Wilderness.


  • Eastern Sierra Nevada

  • Bishop Pack Outfitters: Located in North Lake, CA, provides backcountry trips to Sabrina Basin, Horton Basin, Lamarck Lakes and Humphries Basin.

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  • Cottonwood Pack Station: Located in Lone Pine, CA, offers supported hiking trips and will transport your gear to/from a point you specify or transport you AND your gear by horse/mule to/from a campsite).


  • Frontier Pack Station: Located in June Lake, CA, takes people on trail rides and pack trips to lakes over 9,000 feet in elevation.


  • Glacier Pack Train: Located in Big Pine, CA, provides day rides and longer stays at


  • Leavitt Meadow Pack Station: Located on the Eastern base of Sonora Pass off 108, guided trips into the Hoover wilderness and beautiful destinations up to the Northern Borders of Yosemite.

    Facebook: Leavitt Meadows

  • Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit: Located in Mammoth Lakes, CA, offers custom pack trips and a myriad of services with options ranging from all-inclusive trips.

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  • McGee Creek Pack Station: Located near Mammoth Lakes, CA, offers guided trips into the John Muir Wilderness and other scenic areas of the Eastern Sierra.

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  • Red’s Meadow Pack Station: Operating out of Reds Meadow Valley near Mammoth Lakes, offers guided trips into the Ansel Adams Wilderness and other areas in the vicinity.

    Facebook: Red's Meadow Pack Station

  • Rainbow Pack Outfitters: Located west of Bishop behind Parchers Resort. A working family business operated since 1924, provides excellent service into the Eastern Sierra backcountry.


  • Rock Creek Pack Station: Situated in the eastern Sierra near Bishop, organizes pack trips into the beautiful wilderness areas surrounding Rock Creek and the John Muir Wilderness.

    Facebook: Rock Creek Pack Station

  • Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit: Based near Bridgeport, provides guided trips into the Hoover Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, and other scenic locations.

    Facebook: Virginia Lakes Pack Outfit

  • West Central Sierra & Yosemite

  • Aspen Meadow Pack Station, Inc.: Located near Dodge Ridge Ski Area and Pinecrest resort has been guiding riders, hunters and anglers to the Emigrant Wilderness area for more than 80 years.

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  • Clyde Pack Outfitters: Outfitter and guide service with pack stations out of Dinkey Creek, Courtright and Wishon lakes, serving the John Muir Wilderness.

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  • D & F Pack Station: Located in Lakeshore, CA, offers backcountry overnight pack trips in the Shaver Basin, halfway between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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  • Horse Corral Pack Station: Located between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, offers day rides, overnight pack trips, and resupplies (we haul freight on four legs).

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  • High Sierra Pack Station: Located in Lakeshore, CA, offers pack trips for all outdoor lovers: hikers, fishermen, and sightseers.

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  • Kennedy Meadows Pack Station: Situated near Sonora Pass in the central Sierra, provides guided trips into the Emigrant Wilderness, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, and other scenic areas.

    Facebook: Kennedy Meadows Resort

  • Minarets Pack Station: Located on the southern border of Yosemite National Park provides pack service into the Ansel Adam's Wilderness and Southern Yosemite National Park.

    Facebook: Minarets Pack Station

  • Muir Trail Ranch: Lakeshore, CA, offers horse-assisted trips into the Sierra National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park.

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  • Sequoia Kings Pack Trains, DBA Pine Creek Pack Station and Berners' Pack Outfits

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  • Lake Tahoe & Nothern Sierra

  • Reid Horse & Cattle Co.:With operations based in Plumas County, CA, offers pack trips from their Gold Lake Pack Station.


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