True West Big South Fork Horse Campgrounds
Gateway to the Big South Fork

True West Campground
3341 Leatherwood Ford Road
Jamestown, TN 38556
Fentress County
(931) 752-8272

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Big South Fork Horse Campgrounds


Big South Fork Horse Trails
If you have never ridden the horse trails in the Big South Fork, you are missing out. There are over 180 miles of horse trails available throughout the Big South Fork that provide access to many of the park's scenic features and natural beauty. All the trails are clearly marked and easy to follow; just look for the white blaze and yellow horse head. The trails are very well maintained and vary in both length and degree of difficulty. Some are short, easy day rides; others are strenuous loops that may take several days to complete when ridden in their entirety. Access to the Big South Fork Trails is just one trail mile away. Ride along a private, well maintained trail, just one mile long, and access the Cumberland Valley Trail Head. The most centrally located Trail Head in Big South Fork. Or, you can head out back to Salt Pine and Yellow Face if you are looking for more challenging trails. The trails near True West campground invite you and your horse to kick up your heels and enjoy a good canter, fast gait, or leisurely pace. You'll want to try them all. Here are a couple of maps we give to our campers:          Map 1        Map 2

Big South Fork

A video of the trails, compliments of our awesome campers
RidingTrails in Big South Fork

These only show the trails in the portion of the Park which are around True West. You'd need to get a full park map to see the entire trail system. If you are interested in guided trail rides, we can set that up for you. Advanced reservations are recommended. FYI - The National Park does not allow dogs in the park or on the trails unless they are on a leash at all times.

Big South Fork Horseback Riding Trails

True West is centrally located to access the horseback riding trails in Big South Fork in several directions. Ride to Charit Creek Lodge, Leatherwood Ford Overlook, Sawtooth Overlook, Wild Cat Den, O&W Railroad Bed, and Bandy Creek, just to name a few. The trails are mostly in the woods, along creeks and ridge lines. This makes for very pleasant conditions, even in summer.

Big South Fork Trail Riding

It is impossible to access all of Big South Fork's 120,000 acres from one location. Arrangements can be made at True West to trailer you and your horses to trail heads in other parts of the park which have limited access if you like. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the trails and where to ride.

Big South Fork Trail Riding