Flatwoods Trail / Morrell Trail Horseback Riding

The 9th most popular equestrian trail in Tennessee.

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Near Bristol, the Flatwoods Horse Trail (#46) can be combined with the Morrell Trail (#47) provides access to 17 miles of horseback riding.

The Flatwoods Horse Trail consists of 8.3 miles of gated gravel roads (FS87A and FS87B) and 5.4 miles of trail. There are short rocky sections, but generally the grade is gentle and contours the base of Holston Mountain.

The Morrell Trail is a 2.2 mile one-way route that ascends Holston Mountain near Rye Patch Knob. This is a difficult stretch.

To reach the trailhead from Bristol, take SR421 south for 12 miles to Camp Tom Howard Road (aka Flatwoods Road / FS87). Turn right for 1 mile to the junction with FS87B.

Overall, Flatwoods Trail / Morrell Trail is the 9th most popular horse trail of all 21 horseback rides in Tennessee. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Flatwoods Trail / Morrell Trail including Starr Mountain Horse Trail Complex and Chestnut Mountain Horse Trail.

Flatwoods Trail / Morrell Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Cherokee National Forest (423) 735-1500.

Best Season:  May - Sep

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Holiday Inn Express, Erwin

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee/

GPS:  36.539, -81.9916

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/31/2016

ID:  15776

Flatwoods Trail / Morrell Trail Horseback Riding Map


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