• Most Popular Eco-Tour

Horseback Planter’s Experience

Quick Details

  • Availability: Monday – Saturday
  • Start Times: 10:00AM & 3:30PM
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

Plant your own Legacy Tree!

Discover historic Gunstock Ranch on a guided horseback tour and leave your mark by planting your very own Legacy Tree. On this two and a half-hour experience, you 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 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’re able to personally plant and dedicate your tree in the Legacy Forest. Your tree is tracked via radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and you’re provided with a certificate of planting that enables you to track the location and growth of your Legacy Tree throughout its lifetime. Visit FindMy.LegacyTrees.org.

A recording of you planting your Legacy Tree is available to you and a copy is permanently linked to your tree online. 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.

  • Chevron down Please review our cancellation policies and general rules.
  • Rescheduling/Cancellation (with more than 48 hours):
    – We will reschedule rides based on availability. Rides that cannot be rescheduled will receive a full refund.
    – There is a minimum of two riders for this ride. If this minimum is not met you may pay an additional $100 for a single rider fee.

    Rescheduling/Cancellation (with LESS than 48 hours):
    -50% is available at 48hrs up to 24 hrs.
    -No refund if booking is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice.
    -Reschedules with less than 48 hours can be accommodated when possible with a fee of 25% of the price paid for the ride being canceled.
    -We are CLOSED on Sunday. Cancellations for Monday rides must be made by Saturday at 5:00 pm.

    Late Arrival:
    -Arriving late for your tour will affect your tour length. All tours need to be back in at their scheduled time. If you arrive late we will shorten your tour to meet the required ending time. It is your responsibility to ensure you have proper directions to our location. Please use the map we have on our site to ensure you find the right location.Please allow yourself ample time to reach us. Please give yourself an additional 15 min due to traffic and construction.

    No Shows:
    -Will not be given a refund.

    Rainy Day Cancellation:
    -We plan to ride rain or shine. In the event, we cancel a ride due to conditions we feel are unsafe for our trails, no charges will be applied and a full refund will be issued.
    -If a party calls in to cancel their ride because they don’t want to ride in the rain, and we plan to carry out the ride, no refund will be given.

  • Chevron down Check-In Information
  • Please arrive promptly 30 minutes before your ride’s start time to check in.
    Detailed directions will be included in your confirmation email.

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

  • Chevron down What to Wear
    • Long pants
    • Covered shoes
    • Sunscreen