Explore The Joy Of Gem Hunting

CAVE IS NOW CLOSED - TAILINGS OPEN - MUST BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS

Come explore the historic two hundred year old Little Pine Gem Mine located on our property. Our two and three hour horseback rides feature a visit to the mine, either on horseback or by wagon the way the pioneers did years ago.

Upon arrival at Little Pine Gem Mine, on our two and three hour tours, you will have a chance to dig for garnets in the mine tailings and enjoy a picnic lunch if you decide to bring one. The garnets are gem quality and you can keep whatever you find!

It is not hard to see why my great grandfather settled in this location over a hundred years ago! You will never forget your North Carolina horseback riding experience at Sandy Bottom trail rides.

 

 

 

It is not hard to see why my great grandfather settled in this location over a hundred years ago! You will never forget your North Carolina horseback riding experience at Sandy Bottom trail rides.

 

 

 

Customer Reviews

Charleston Kayaking Review

I would also recommend the 3 hour tour. Trails gave you plenty of different types of terrain but nothing too challenging. My 8 yo daughter had no problem on her own and was matched well with the horse as was I. We unfortunately could not go into the gem mine but there are still plenty of garnet in the tailings around mine. The horses seemed to be well taken care of and they seems to be pretty organized there. - Matthew S.

Sandy Bottom Trip Advisor

Terms of Service

We are currently open for business and following North Carolina safety guidelines.

TOS: Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the scheduled reservations, or you will be charged in full.

Please arrive at least 30 mins early. If you arrive after your start time your tour may be cut short.

More Info

IMPORTANT! Make sure you include the city name and/or zip when you search for us using GPS. The street address by itself could refer to us or to another establishment two hours from here.

*Cash Price Call-In Only No Online Booking

Pricing! There is a $10 Savings on all Horseback Tours if you make your reservation over the phone.

Directions & Hours

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Hours of Operation
Open Mon - Sat 8:30am - 4pm| Closed Sundays
Except Holiday Weekends
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter Day

Contact Info

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1459 Caney Fork Road
Marshall, NC 28753

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