Come Ride With Us...

Jim and Karen Hagen invite you to join them for an exclusive escape on one of our seasoned, well cared for horses into the serenity of the Sierras with Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters, the original "Kirkwood Stables".

Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters U.S.F.S. Special Use Outfitter/Guide Permit gives us the privilege to offer Scenic Guided Horse Rides, Historical tours and Pack Trips throughout the Mokelumne Wilderness and the El Dorado National Forest. Encompassing  some of the most beautiful and spectacular terrain in the High Sierra you will find soaring mountain peaks, pristine alpine lakes, lush meadows covered with wildflowers, densely wooded forest and some of the most majestic views imaginable for you to experience.

If solitude and great natural beauty appeal to your senses, this is the vacation spot for you.  You can fish or swim in one of the many lakes.  Photograph spectacular scenery, wildflower and wildlife.  This area offers something to please all outdoor enthusiasts.

 •All of our rides are individualized and personalized for your group.

Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters is open for riding in the High Sierra during the Summer months only usually beginning mid June and ending mid October.


Jim and Karen Hagen

Summer 2015

Hard to believe another Summer has come and gone but in 2015 horses will live at

 Charity Valley Ranch, our new summer home and cow camp. We will continue to offer our regular scenic trail rides from the same designated trail heads such as Silver Lake, Bear River, Horse Canyon Trail and more.

We offer rides on a regular basis for small groups. Rides start at 3.5 hours with a rest stop at a one of the very scenic lakes.

Please note: Minimum age requirement is 10 years old. 

Check out our page about Charity Valley Ranch.

Charity Valley Ranch offers elite horse camping for people with their own horses and soon...Cattle Drives! 

New Ride on Saturdays Only…

We are offering a slightly shorter ride

from Allen Camp Trailhead at

Silver Lake on Saturdays, a 2 to 2.5 hour ride to 

Hidden Lake, with a rest stop. Times may vary.

1) 9:30 AM

2) 2:00 PM

$105 per person

Call for Reservations


Here are some comments from people who enjoyed their trail rides with KSO this Summer... 

Thanks for such a great ride today. It was a pleasure to meet Jim and we couldn't have asked for a better day. We really hope we'll be back and we'll tell all our horseriding friends about your great operation. 

Thanks again

Highlight of summer-riding with Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters. Silver Lake to Mud Lake on Cheyenne. He was a great horse even though I called him a "good girl" for the first two hours…. EG

Dear Jim and Karen,

 I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our horseback ride last Saturday. Jim was wonderful at making us all feel comfortable and we loved to be on the horses, taking in the breathtaking views. It was a very serene experience. We hope to see you again when we return to Tahoe next year.

Kind regards,


Kirkwood Sierra Outfitters U.S.F.S. Special Use Outfitter Guide Permittee