Black Warrior / Owl Creek Horse Trail

The MOST popular equestrian trail in Alabama.

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North of Addison near Brushy Lake in the Bankhead National Forest, the Black Warrior Horse Trail System has about 30 miles of trails from easy to moderate which can form great loops. Also known as Owl Creek, the bridle trails are marked regularly with colored metal diamonds. There is camping available at the Owl Creek Horse Camp.

There are three main loops including Pine Torch Loop, Brushy Loop and Key Mill Loop. The Pine Torch Loop is 11 miles and blazed with yellow diamonds. The Brushy Loop is 6 miles and blazed with blue. The Key Mill Loop is 10 miles and blazed in orange.

To reach the Owl Creek trailhead from Grayson, head north on FS245, turn north (left) onto FS262 and look for the Owl Creek Horse Camp approximately 5.5 miles on #262.

To reach the Owl Creek trailhead from Danville, head south on SR41. At the top of hill at the Cave Spring Cemetery, turn right on FS249. Follow this road for about 8 miles, stay left at the FS 249 and FS 265 intersection, there will be a tree in this intersection. Turn left on FS 262 the horse camp is about 2 miles on the left.

Overall, Black Warrior / Owl Creek Horse Trail is the 1st most popular horse trail of all 10 horseback rides in Alabama. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Black Warrior / Owl Creek Horse Trail including Pine Torch Horse Loop, Sipsey Wilderness Horse Area and Flint Creek Multi-Use Trail.


Local Contact(s):  BNF (205) 489-5111; Alabama Visitors (800) ALABAMA; Alabama Horse Council (205) 995-9180.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Owl Creek Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Black Warrior / Owl Creek Horse Trail

GPS:  34.297, -87.2741

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  10/1/2018

ID:  12933

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