Located in Alabama, the horseback riding in Talladega National Forest is known for two nice riding trails. The best Talladega National Forest horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Shoal Creek Horse Trail and Maddox Horse Camp. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Talladega National Forest horseback riding trail below.
Northeast of Heflin, the 36 mile Shoal Creek Horse Trail System consists of three loops. The blue-blazed Piedmont loop is 18 miles. The white-blazed Short Loop is 4 miles. The yellow-blazed Sweetwater Loop is 14.6 miles. There is a horse camp area right at the trailhead, but keep in mind that water is not reliably available.
Near Maplesville in the western district of the Talladega National Forest, there are 15 miles of ridge line and valley horse trails surrounding the Maddox Horse Camp. In addition, there are over 10 miles of forest roads suitable for horseback riding.