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Horseback Planter’s Experience – Oahu, Hawaii

$280 per person (includes a Monarch Milo Legacy Tree)

$175 per person (Ride Along)

Discover historic Gunstock Ranch on a small group, guided horseback tour and leave your mark by planting your very own Legacy Tree. On this 2.5-hour experience, you will travel up our beautiful mountainside trails with stunning views of the ocean, coastline, and hills and valleys of the Koolau Mountains. On the return trip, you will descend into the Hawaiian Legacy Forest. Many of these trees are rare and, in some cases, highly endangered. Caring individuals like you may be the only way for these trees to avoid extinction.

After selecting your own Legacy Tree, you will be able to personally plant and dedicate your tree in the Legacy Forest. Your tree is tracked via radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and you will be provided with a certificate of planting that enables you to track the location and growth of your Legacy Tree throughout its lifetime. Visit

A recording of you planting your Legacy Tree will be emailed to you and a copy will be permanently linked to your tree online (coming in 2018).  This proprietary technology is only available for the Hawaiian Legacy Forest.

At Gunstock Ranch, we work hard to keep our tour groups small and intimate.  Enjoy the sights and potential opportunities to see wild pigs, our working cattle operation, and various avian species on our Horseback Planter’s Experience and plant a Legacy Tree to help preserve Hawaii’s ecological heritage.  This is a great ride for the entire family, ages 7 and up.

Ride Times – 10:30 am, 3:30 pm

Please check in 30-minute before your ride time. There will be a 15-minute safety briefing prior to the ride. Our goal is to leave on time so we provide you the full experience. Please plan ahead so you are not late.

Gunstock Ranch is located 2 miles North of the Polynesian Cultural Center, between the towns of Laie and Kahuku, Oahu. We are a 10-minute drive from Turtle Bay Resort.

We recommend that you wear long pants and covered shoes for this ride. Cowboy boots are not required. Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. Small cameras are welcome. For chilly days, it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket. Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. We do have a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.

Please review our cancellation policies and general rules by clicking here.

Save time by signing the waiver ahead of time. Download the form here.

Call our reservation line 808-341-3995