Sumac Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 6th most popular equestrian trail in Georgia.

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Near Chatworth in the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Sumac Creek Trail (#64) is a 12.5 mile route open to horseback riding. This long distance double-loop trail offers both the challenge of steep ascents and descents and the ease of flat double-track travel. From high, narrow ridge lines, trail users will drop into the rugged Sumac Creek drainage three times. Caution: The northern segment of the trail follows a gravel road that is open to vehicles. Watch for vehicles.

To reach the trailhead, take US 411 north from Chatsworth and go 12.3 miles to Cisco. Turn right onto old GA Highway 2 and travel 3.2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 17 and go about 2.1 miles to the trailhead parking area.

Overall, Sumac Creek Trail is the 6th most popular horse trail of all 13 horseback rides in Georgia. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Sumac Creek Trail including Willis Knob Horse Trail, Bull Mountain Trail, Fort Mountain State Park and Turner Creek Trail.

Sumac Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Chattahoochee National Forest (706) 695-6737; Georgia Tourism (706) 737-1446; GA Horse Council (707) 922-3350.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Cohutta Lodge

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.9261, -84.6766

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/20/2016

ID:  14727

Sumac Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map


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