North White Oak Loop Horseback Riding

The 11th most popular equestrian trail in Tennessee.

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The Big South Fork National Recreation Area has over 150 miles of developed horseback riding trails. A good starting point is the Bandy Creek Campground area.

The North White Oak Loop is a 20 mile route rolling through beautiful upland forest.

The Charit Creek Lodge Trail is a 7 mile route to the rustic namesake lodge.

Jacks Ridge Loop is a 6 mile trail.

Station Camp East Loop is a 13 mile route past old home sites, rock shelters and the Big South Fork River.

The Long Trail is a 40 mile route starting from the Long Trail parking area and runs along the Big South Fork River.

Overall, North White Oak Loop is the 11th most popular horse trail of all 21 horseback rides in Tennessee. Several of the better horse trails are nearby North White Oak Loop including Bandy Creek and Long Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Big South Fork National Recreation Area Visitors Center (423) 286-7275; Bandy Creek Stables & Rentals (423) 286-7433.

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Bandy Creek Campground (931) 879-4869; Station Camp Horse Camp (423) 596-3321; Bear Creek Horse Camp (423) 569-3321

Luxury Loding:  Wildwood Lodge & Stables (931) 879-9454; Charit Creek Lodge (hike-in) (865) 429-5704

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  36.48812, -84.6975

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/6/2016

ID:  15775


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