Southwest of Ratcliff and Kennard in the Davy Crockett National Forest, the Piney Creek area has a 54 mile network of horseback riding trails through piney woods. There are 5 color-coded trails which can be combined to form loops. Keep in mind that the bugs are ferocious from May through August. There are two horse camps. There is not reliable fresh drinking water.
To reach the trailhead from Ratcliff, head west on SR7 for 3 miles to Kennard. Turn south on SR2781 for 8 miles. Turn right heading northwest on FR514 for 1 mile to the trailhead parking.
Overall, Piney Creek is the 4th most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Texas.