Featured HORSE TRAILS
East of Clayton in the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Willis Knob Horse Trail is a 15 mile loop which connects with the 12.5 mile Rocky Gap Horse Trail system in South Carolina. These are some of the most scenic trails in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains and wind across deeply dissected ridges along with descending to the Chattooga River.
Near Chatsworth in northwest Georgia, the Fort Mountain State Park has a network of horseback trails totaling 30 miles. Spread across 3,500 acres, one of the more popular horseback riding routes in the park is the 15 mile advanced expert loop.
Northwest of Walhalla and west of Mountain Rest in the Sumter National Forest, the Rocky Gap Horse Trail is a 12.5 mile trail system consisting of several loops. The trail system connects with the 15 mile Willis Knob Loop. These are some of the most scenic trails in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.
Near Blue Ridge in the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Turner Creek Trail is a 7 mile trail open to horseback riding. This trail features a 1.7-mile single-track experience with approximately 5 additional miles of dirt and gravel Forest Service roads to complete the loop. Elevations range from 1,650 feet to 1,900 feet. The single-track trail is shared by both mountain bicycles and horses.
Near Chatworth in the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Sumac Creek Trail 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.
Southwest of Athens and north of Rutledge, the Hard Labor Creek State Park has 22 miles of horseback riding trails spread over 5,800 acres. There are two main trails: the 14 mile Lake Rutledge Equestrian Trail through hardwood & pine forests, and the 8 mile Lake Brantley Equestrian Trail thorugh hardwood & pine forests with some deep gorges.
Southeast of Macon and east of Douglas, the 1,500 acre General Coffee State Park has a total of 13 miles of horse trails. The most popular horse trail is the River Equestrian Trail (4.8 miles one-way). Usage of the General Coffee State Park horse trails requires a negative equine infectious anemia test for each horse.