Cherokee Trails Campground
For the beginner rider or someone who just likes to take a leisurely stroll,
there are US Forest Service Roads all throughout. These roads provide a quiet
ride through the mountain where you may see an abundance of local wildlife.
Many of these roads are excellent for horse buggies and wagons, and you can
ride comfortably for several miles!
This old logging road leads right to South Holston Lake, a nice
short ride for an afternoon swim for you and your horse.
US Forest Service Roads
This is the closest thing you'll find east of the Mississippi to a rocky mountain
trail. Meandering, steep, and rocky at times, this trail climbs to an elevation
of over 5000ft. At the top you'll find a spectacular view of Holston Lake,
seeing all the way to Virginia, North Carolina and even Kentucky on a clear
day. It is truly breathtaking.
This trail is not for everyone. Please understand that
when you ride these trails, you do so at your own risk.
|(one of the many views from the top!)
This trail is somewhat rocky and can be narrow at times. However it
has no steep grades and links onto Big Creek Road and other US Forest
Service Roads. A beginner to intermediate rider would enjoy this trail,
and the more advanced rider can jump on the Morrell Trail from here.
Some of the best riding in this area is on all the unmarked
trails everywhere ... from here to Taylor's Ridge, to the top of
Holston Mountain, and down to the lake at the bottom. You
Other Popular Trails include Rye Patch Trail, Dug Road Trail, Low Gap
can even ride your
horse all the way to the
Blue Hole. There are
large loops which can
take days to traverse,
and short loops you can
do in an hour
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