Most people in Los Angeles have no idea that we have our very own horse ranch right here in Hollywood. The only horse ranch in the greater L.A. area is Sunset Ranch Hollywood centrally located in the beautiful Hollywood Hills and just steps from Griffith Park.

At the ranch you can do anything from guided trail riding to taking different lessons to enjoying the famous Sunset Dinner Ride. The Sunset Ranch is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of L.A. and reconnect with nature.  

Take in the fresh air as you rummage through the trails and explore what is left of nature in Hollywood. Horseback riding is one of the most exciting ways to venture into the woods and with the trail guide by your side you are sure to have a fabulous time.      

In this time where environmental issues are such hot button topics with the media it is refreshing to take a step back from the city and let the environment rejuvenate your soul with the breathtaking scenery.  

Take advantage of Sunset Ranch's signature Sunset Dinner Ride and experience dusk-time horseback riding with a small group. The group will make its way through the trails with the help of the guide and end up in Burbank where everyone will enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at Viva Fresh Mexican Restaurant.  

After enjoying a great meal, relax on the ride back through the park, under the moon and stars. Just don't forget to make a reservation as they are required on all dinner rides (except for Friday). It is the perfect way to say goodbye to a stressful work week and hello to a marvelous weekend.  

If you are one of the lucky few who already have a horse of your own, Sunset Ranch offers boarding services at its convenient location.

Wouldn't most of us city folk love to learn how to ride a horse like the real country folk? The ranch offers lessons in general horsemanship and Western or English riding for everyone from the beginner all the way to the advanced rider. You can even select to learn in a group or with private lessons. Basically they can customize your educational experience and tailor it to your needs.

Of course, being that it is in Hollywood, Sunset Ranch offers many areas on its grounds that are able to serve as excellent shooting locations for film, television and photography.  

Who would have thought that in Los Angeles you could watch the sun sink into the mountains while you entertain dreams of being John Wayne out on the range with your trusty steed?     

Sunset Ranch sits at the top of Beachwood Dr. in the Hollywood Hills. At the top of Beachwood, go through the gates at the end of the street. Designated customer parking for the ranch is on the right-hand side after you pass through the gates. Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call   (323) 469-5450 or visit .