Whitewater Equestrian Center


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  • Seasons - Year-round


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  • 1350 Hwy. 281 South, 6420 Whitewater Road

    Sapphire,   NC   28774


Horseback riding and gem mining. For 150 years, the Hinkle family has protected this 375 acres of wilderness mountain land. The Historic Cherokee Footpath is just one of the trails in which you can ride one of the exceptional horses from Kayren (care-N) Hinkle's stock. As you sit high upon your horse and move through the woods, Kayren's voice rings out sharing his knowledge, rich with charisma, about the history of the area, and he's quick to point out protected and endangered plants, their medicinal properties, and folk lore. Any time of year is the right time to be here. The ever-changing seasons create an awesome array of colors and atmosphere that will always keep you interested and inspired to learn more and appreciate deeper.

Try your luck mining for semi-precious gem stones, too! The stones come from all over the world -- and, with luck, can go home with you!

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1350 Hwy. 281 South
Sapphire NC 28774


Latitude: 35° 3' 43.56" / Longitude: -83° 0' 25.5594"

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