TRAIL RIDING IN BIG SOUTH FORK
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:
These only show the trails in the portion of the Park which are around True
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
on a leash at all times.
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
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.
It is impossible to access all of Big South Fork's 120,000 acres from one
Arrangements can be made at True West to trailer you and your horses to trail
in other parts of the park which have limited access if you like.
We are happy to
any questions you have about the trails and where to ride.