Flint Creek Multi-Use Trail Horseback Riding
The 7th most popular equestrian trail in Alabama.
Tuesday 5 July 2016 03:35 GMT
South of Danville in the Bankhead National Forest, the Flint Creek Multi Use Trail has two loops totaling 16 miles. The white-blaze Loop A is 11 miles. The red-blazed Loop B is 5 miles. These multi-use trails are open to hikers, bikers, ATV riders and equestrians. There is heavy ATV use on the weekends.
To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Danville, head south on Danville Road (CR41) for about 4 miles. At the top of the hill near Cave Spring Cemetery, turn right heading west on FS249 for 5 to 6 miles. Pass the intersection with FS 268. The parking area will be on the right.
To reach the trailhead from US65 Exit 310: Head north on SR157 for about 22 miles to SR36. Follow SR36 to 4 way stop at Speake School. Turn left onto county road for 2.5 miles. This road will turn to gravel and head up the mountain where it becomes FS268. Continue for 4 miles to intersection with FS249. The parking is on the right.
To reach the trailhead from US65 Exit 308: Head west on SR278. At Addison, head north on SR41 for 11 miles. Turn west on FS249 for 6 miels. The parking is on the right.
There is a trail use fee payable at the trailhead.
Overall, Flint Creek Multi-Use Trail is the 7th most popular horse trail of all 10 horseback rides in Alabama. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Flint Creek Multi-Use Trail including Black Warrior / Owl Creek Horse Trail, Pine Torch Horse Loop and Sipsey Wilderness Horse Area.