Horseback Riding

horseback riding

Southern Cherokee National Forest Horse Trails

In the Cherokee National Forest (CNF), hiking is allowed on all trails even though some trails are “designated use” for Mountain Bikes, Motorcycles, or Equestrian. Please show courtesy, cooperate, and abide by the “share the trail” rules.  Annual CNF Passes may be purchased at the Ocoee Whitewater Center or any other CNF office. Phone 423-472-9700 for information.

Ocoee / Hiwassee Ranger District Horseback Riding / Equestrian Trails

Tellico Ranger District Horseback Riding / Equestrian Trails


Trail maps available from CNF-

Tellico & Ocoee Rivers (a CNF map that includes Hiwassee Scenic River, Benton MacKaye Trail, Cherohala Skyway, Ocoee Whitewater Center, and Cohutta, Big Frog & Citico Creek Wilderness areas) hiking trails, mountain biking trails, equestrian trail map.

Southern Appalachian Back Country Horsemen 

Horseback Riding Outfitters

Blanche Manor
Copperhill, TN
Coker Creek Village (groups only)
Coker Creek, TN
Shaw Hollow Farms
Tellico Plains, TN
423-253-7713 / 423-519-7713
Suggested reading: Cherokee National Forest Hiking Guide; the Harvey Broome Group of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club