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William Blankhead National Forest
There are 3 areas where horses can be ridden in Bankhead. The Black Warrior Horse Trail System that can be accessed from 2 different trail heads, Owl Creek Horse Camp and Pine Torch Trail head. The Sipsey Wilderness Area which can be accessed from 6 different parking locations and the Flint Creek Mulit Use Trail that has 1 trail head.

The Black Warrior Horse Trail System has about 30 miles of trails and are all easy to moderate. The trails are marked regularly with colored metal diamonds.

The Pine Torch Loop is about 11 miles and marked with yellow diamonds. The Brushy loop is about 6 miles and marked with blue diamonds. The third loop is about 12 miles and is marked with orange diamonds.

The Owl Creek Horse Camp is the only area allowed to camp with your horses. It is $3.00 a day. The facilities at the camp are limited and include a chemical toilet, hitching rails and a pond to water your horses. You need to bring drinking water.
Camping spaces are not designated.

Owl Creek Horse Camp direction: Route 1 - Hwy 41 South from Danville, top of hill turn right next to Cave Spring Cemetery on Forest Service Rd 249. Follow this road for about 8 miles, stay left at the FS 249 and FS 265 intersection, there will be a tree in this intersection. Turn left on FS 262 the horse camp is about 2 miles on the left.

Route 2 - Hwy 36 West of intersection with Hwy 157 past Tack Store in Speake, Turn left at stop sign on county road 84, go about 4 miles turn right on FS 265 go about 6 miles turn right on FS 246 then turn left on FS 262.

Pine Torch Trail Head directions: Hwy 33 South from Moulton, top hill go about 2 to 3 miles you will see a brown sign Pine Torch Church. Turn left FS246 trail head is about 1 mile on left. No camping allowed, day use only.
You can get to Owl Creek Horse Camp by continuing past this trail head for 3 to 4 miles turn left on FS 245, go by the Brush Lake Rec. Area and left on FS 262 the horse camp is about 3 miles on the right.

Sipsey Wilderness Area has about 13000 acres to ride. These are old dirt roads that have not been maintained since sometime in the 50s. Most are still in good shape and usually covered with leaves. There is about 6 places to access this area, but no designated parking areas. You have to park on the side of the Forest Service road close to some metal gates. There is usually plenty of room for vehicles to pass after you park. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the Sipsey Wilderness Area.

Directions to one parking area Hwy 33 South from Moulton, after you get to the top of the hill go about 5 to 6 miles. Turn right on FS 208 go about 7 to 8 miles until you see a gate blocking an old forest road.
Another parking area is on FS 223, another one on FS 208, another one on Lawrence Co. Rd 6 next to the Sipsey River at the head of Trail 200, anther one is on Canal Rd at the head of Trail 201.

Flint Creek Multi Use Trail is open to horses, hikers, ORV and bicycles. It is closed to Wagons and 4 wheel drive vehicles. One the weekends there are a lot of 4 wheelers and motor cross vehicles, so I wouldn't recommend riding a horse then. During the week day it is probably OK. There is about 16 miles of trails.
Loop A has white signs and is about 11 miles.
Loop B has red signs and is about 5 miles.

Directions: Hwy 41 South from Danville, top of the hill turn right at Cave Spring Cemetery on FS 249, go 5 to 6 miles and pass the intersection with FS 268.
The parking area will be on the right.
PH 205-489-5111
Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Talladega National Forest
Talladega National Forrest, Choccolocc Wildlife Management Area
Shoal Creek Horse Trail System
Warden Station Horse Camp
Directions: From Heflin take Hwy 78 East out of Heflin. On the East side of Heflin Hwy 78 bears left at a "Y", in front of a Texaco Station. Go about 8 miles toward Edwardsville.
A large Brown National Forest sign will be on the left side of hwy 78 just before Cleburne Road (County Rd 61) and also a Blue metal building (Volunteer Fire Department) will be on the right side of on the road.
There will also be another brown sign on the right Coleman Lake, Warden Station. Turn left onto Cleburne Rd (County Rd 61) for about 8.7 miles. This road will then become Forest Service Rd 553 when you enter the Talladega National Forest. Turn right on the first paved road (FS 500) after you enter the National Forest the camp is about 100 yards on the right.
The Piedmont Loop is marked with Blue horseshoes and is 18 miles. Due to the length and terrain, the trail is recommended for conditioned horses. The Short Loop is suitable for most riders and has White horseshoes and is 4 miles. The Sweetwater Loop is also suitable for most riders has Yellow horseshoes and is 14.6 miles.
Water is available for horses at creek crossings on the trail.
The cost is $3.00 per vehicle. It has 45 primitive campsites and nearly 37 miles of trails. There are pit toilets and drinking water available
(the drinking water pump was broke earlier this year). This camp is sometimes closed for the weekend during deer hunting season, so it is a good idea to call.
For more information about the Talladega National Forest call (205) 463-2272.

For More Information
Shoal Creek Ranger District
450 Hwy 46
Heflin, AL 36264
PH 256-463-2272
Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, Oak Mountain State Park has a lot of trails for horseback riding.
They have 12 campsites, electric, water, sewer, fire-rings, and picnic tables.
Oak Mountain web page, Click Here

Caude Kelly State Park
Uriah: Caude Kelly State Park, located north of I-65 near Uriah Alabama. This park is located on the boundry's of Monroe and Escambia counties. Take Hwy 21 north from I-65 about 15 miles you will come to the county line. There is a bridge there. Just as you cross the bridge take the next right. There is overnight camping, horse trails, swimming, and playgrounds.I think it cost a dollar a person at the entrance. I was recently on a trail ride there in the spring of this year. It is really a nice park.
Submitted By: Brown Family Click Here

Monster Mountain
Monster Mountain which is an outdoor motorsports park located in Tallassee Alabama we have 10 miles of trails that we open on special weekends just for horse trail rides. It is in the mountains with spectacular views.
PH 334-215-7128
Submitted By: Gary Blackwell Click Here
Monster Mountain web page, Click Here

3 H Stables
Huntsville: We're an adventure outfitter and can take you to many other fantastic places, whether an overnight, a weekend or a week. Your tent, cot, delicious meals and more are provided.

Just bring your sleeping bag & personals. We'll pair you with the right
horse, which is helpful for the beginner to feel confident and relaxed.
We have camping facilities for 5 trailers and unlimited primitive camping.
You can Bring your own horse.

See the Beautiful Alabama Mountains from Horseback ! Come spend the day with our family on horseback in the pristine area along the Tennesse River. Rental horses are well mannered, gentle spirited, Texas ranch horses. Ride along mountain trails, across ripping streams, past astounding rock formation and scenic wonders.
Enjoy a relaxing walk along forest trails with a breathtaking, colorful mountain view. See wildlife in a natural setting and learn about the local flora and history from experienced, personable guides.
Seasoned riders as well as the novice are welcome. No charge for Handicapped Children. Seeing that you have a memorable, fun adventure is the most important thing to us.
Call ahead for an appointment and instructions. Plan for 2 - 4 hours of relaxing riding pleasure. Young riders must be accompanied by adult. Dress appropriate to weather. Jeans & boots recommended.
All trips have a friendly, experienced guides.
Fun for the Entire Family!

Edgar Hood
3 H Stables
459 Brownsboro Road
Brownsboro, AL 35741
256-776-9177, barn, 256-883-8615, home,759-5578, cell 1, 256-426-0933
E-mail: Edgar Hood Click Here
3 H Stables web page, Click Here

Curvin Cow Pasture and Family Park
Delta: $15 Night - Water,Elec,Dumping Station
Horses - Picket Line
$5 to use park pool, fish pond, go kart cars and track, paddle boats, volley ball courts $10 to use trails and have access to park fun
Park grounds were clean and well kept - Pool is large and a licensed lifeguard on duty on weekends.
Trailheads on park grounds. Randy said there are about 38 miles of trails that are marked.
We went and really enjoyed the camp grounds. I was there as part of a Georgia Trailblazer Club ride. They all brought a dish and met in the Campgrounds Club House and ate dinner. They also had arranged for a DJ to play music and Randy Curvin's daughter sang for us as well. We rode hard, cleaned up, had a great meal, drank and danced and were ready to ride again the next day. Does life get any better. The pool is open now and how nice it will be to ride then take a dip in that big pool. Happy Trails....................
Curvin Cow Pasture and Family Park
3386 County Road 3 - Delta, Alabama
256-253-3040 - Randy Curvin
Curvin Cow Pasture and Family Park web page, Click Here
Submitted By: Jan Lay Click Here

Bold Destiny Bedford V Cash Memorial Horse Trail
Tuskegee National Forest, 334-727-2652. This is a hiker and horse trail, no other traffic is allowed. The trail was constructed and is maintained in its entirety by volunteers- the War Eagle Trail Association (see riding associations for contact information).

14 miles of mostly wooded trail and some forest service roads. Winds through the rolling hills of the northeast half of Tuskegee National Forest. Dogwoods are breathtaking in the spring and the wildlife is abundant. Deer and turkey are often seen along the trail. Trailhead offers a small parking area. See Forest Service for overnight camping permits.

Directions: Off I-85, take exit 42 and go east on AL 186. Turn left on FS Road 905 (just past the Forest Service officesign).
Trailhead is at the "T" of FS905 and FS906. Maps of the trail are available at the Forest Service Office.
Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Hatchett Valley Farms, Rockford, AL
(256) 377-2656. A commercial trail operation which provides three organized rides in the spring and three in the fall. The trail is well-marked with a variety of terrain. The morning ride is about two and one-half hours. A hot lunch with a dessert of homemade apple cobbler made in a Dutch oven in an open fire is served.
The afternoon ride is about two hours. The trails are different for each ride. Parking is ample and several overnight camper hookups are available (call).
3.5 miles northwest of Rockford off of Highway 22. Rockford is 45 miles from Montgomery, 25 miles from Clanton,
20 miles from Alexander City, and 20 miles from Sylacauga. Riding times for morning and afternoon will vary with different trail routes. Arrangements can be made for group rides. This is a managed forest farm with the trail rides serving as a source of revenue. You set your own pace whether you are a trotter, walker, racker, or galloper.
Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Little River Canyon WMA (near Ft. Payne)
Marked trails? yes
Unmarked trails? yes
State or National Park? no
Map available? yes
Approximate miles available to ride: 30-50
How many different trails: 3-5
Approximate riding time: all day
Description of Riding Area:
Beautiful, breathtaking views from atop Lookout Mtn. and also of the Little River. Trails are wide, mostly rolling hills with some climbs, some rocks, crosses the river twice. Trail head has small parking area, but has easy access.

Directions:From Ft. Payne take Hwy 35 south. When you cross over the Little River Canyon, take the first paved road to the left (County Rd 103). Trail head is 1/2 mile on the left.

Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Buck's Pocket State Park
This park is a 2,000-acre canyon cut into Sand Mountain by South Saunty creek.
It offers about 12 miles of old logging roads and a few trails that are not marked very well. Some of the ride is along the edge of South Saunty creek as it goes into Lake Guntersville.
The camping area is located on the canyon floor and offers 48 sites with both water and electricity. Primitive camping is available just across the road from the improved camping area. There are no horse stalls and the horses are not allowed in the improved camping area and are to be kept in the primitive camping area.

Directions: East of the Tennessee River, just South of Langston and two miles North of Oak Grove. From Guntersville, follow Hwy 227 through Guntersville State Park.
Just past the state park you'll need to turn right, though the highway number stays the same. Turn left onto Route 19 and follow it to Route 152. Once you leave Hwy 227 the roads are not well marked, but you'll see signs guiding you to Bucks Pocket before you leave Guntersville State Park.
Once you get to Bucks Pocket the road will split, keep to the left.

For more information contact the Park Office 393 County Road 174, Grove Oak, Al 35975, 256-965-2000.

Web page Buck's Pocket State Park Click Here
Web page Buck's Pocket State Park Click Here
Web page Buck's Pocket State Park Click Here
Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Guntersville State Park
The trails are nice, just a few years old and there were TONS of horses there. The trails loop along the lake. Good advice would be to carry a collapsible bucket or a milk jug with the bottom cut off (lid on) to be able to offer your horse water because the water's always there but the horses would bog if they were willing to step down into it. It adjoined some private land that may have been a hunting club but the official trails went on it with an agreement no riding between Nov & Jan during hunting season.

To get to the trails I just drove through Guntersville on 79 and there's an official sign pointing to Buck's Pocket and Guntersville State Park. I think that road was 277. It was 7-10 miles (just guessing) At one point a sign pointed to the left for Guntersville Park facilities but we stayed straight. There was a sign there pointing ahead that said Buck's Pocket. Just a tiny bit past that was the well marked "Horse Trails" sign on the right. It's directly across from a nice area with pavillions & bathhouse to swim in the lake. You can't take the horses down there, but if you could find them some shade (there's not much) at the parking lot you could finish your ride with a dip.

The local woman in our group who knew the area best was Debbie Houston.
E-mail: Debbie Houston Click Here
Submitted By: Angie McGhee Click Here

Added entry Oct 16 2009.

Trails are very scenic and a few places that you can stop by the lake to water your horses. Hilly from the very beginning and some places are rocky. SHOES are RECOMENDED. VERY SHADEY, some trails are not marked.
The main trails are marked and you can ride 5-6 hrs on just the marked trails. Ride longer on the other unmarked loops. There is a loop that you can actually wade across the lake on horseback.
The trails are a mix of all terrains; Hills ( bring breastcollar) Water crossings, Rocky, there are down tree but they have been clean so that the horses just step over them, Sandy, SHADEY almost the whole time.
There is NO CAMPING at THIS TIME. They are working on getting someone to bush-hog and water put in. If you go and enjoy the trails you should call Tallmedge Bulter at Town Creek and voice that you would like camping.
Call Town Creek Boat rentals 256-582-8353 maps are also available upon request or you can pick them up when you get there. The Town Creek Office/Store is open 8-3:30 pm There is NO FEE at this time to ride these trails.
Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Faye Whittemore Farms
Jasper: We are a working 580 acre farm with an additional 900 acres available to ride, at this time we have 18 miles of pristine, wooded trails ideal for side by side riding, and smooth enough for any pace.
More trails are being added with varying terrain.
Multiple fresh water springs for watering throughout trails and 2 large ponds close to campgrounds that offer water, electricity , picnic tables, restrooms and they are plenty of primitive, private campsites available for your stay. Restrooms with showers are available.
Concessions barn open during major events Memorial Day and Veterans Day Weekends that also include live band on Saturday night with barn dance and lunch provided on trail. Or you can book your own group trail ride.
Directions: From Hwy 78 turn north on 69 hwy and go approximately 10 miles turn left onto Burrows Crossing Road (at top of Blackwater Hill) go 1 mile turn left onto Forrester Road go 1.5 miles turn left at Faye Whittemore Farms sign (Home of THE PUMPKIN PATCH) follow road to big red barn.
Call Ricky (home) 205-221-7557 or (Cell) 205-522-4137
Contact Ricky Whittemore Phone 205-221-7557 or E-Mail
E-Mail: Ricky Whittemore Click Here
E-Mail: Ricky Whittemore Click Here
Web page Faye Whittemore Farms Click Here

Rails to Trails in Elkmont, AL.
Rails to Trails is a GREAT place to do a day ride! There are NO facilities. In fact, you park right in downtown Elkmont. The trails have been recently upgraded and two bridges have been constructed to include an adorable COVERED BRIDGE! This is a VERY pleasant ride. LOTS of trees to shade you in the summer. There are LOTS of folks who ride here so it's busy on the weekends. Weekdays you have a LOT less problem parking.
You park basically in the middle of the trails. If you go south, the trail goes for 3 1/2 miles one way.
If you go north, the trail goes for over 4 miles one way up to the Tennessee border. This is a former Civil War Railroad Track that used to supply a Confederate Fort not far from the track. In fact, on the south trail there is a sign that you can read. It tells a lot about the history. It gets sobering when you read the last sentence that states "200 soldiers died where you are now standing" (or in my case sitting on my horse). This is a very flat, easy trail. It's a GREAT place to start out young horses, condition trained horses or ride during hunting season when you can't ride anywhere else.
Everyone is friendly and it's kept quite clean. There are a couple of restaurants nearby. One is within walking distance of the parking area and the other is a nice little Bar-B-Q restaurant a short drive to the west. This is a GREAT trail!
From I-65 you get off at the Elkmont, AL exit. This is just south of the TN/AL border or about 2 hours north of Birmingham, AL. Head west off the exit and go about 4 - 5 miles. When you turn right on a 90 degree turn (same road - just has a sharp turn), you know you're almost there. When you get down to a parking area on the left with new wooden fencing, you know you're there. If you get to the 90 degree turn to the left, you've gone too far. Welcome to Elkmont!
Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

A 10.3 mile trail with 8.2 miles now open winds its way past the Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle. Retrace the same steps as civil war heroes.

Trail is open to horseback riders, hikers, joggers, and bikers. Trail is open from daylight to sunset.

Directions: From Nashville take I-65 south to the Alabama border. Take exit #36, Elkmont, which is the first exit after the Alabama Welcome Center. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp and travel approxametly four miles to the village of Elkmont.
Park near the red caboose at the train depot.

For more information please call 256-732-3379.
Submitted By: Shay Scofield Click Here

Bear John Hollow Ranch
Ashville, Bear John Hollow Ranch is conveniently located just 1 mile North of Interstate 59, Oneonta/Ashville exit on Hwy 231 in Northeast Central Alabama. The perfect vacation destination awaits you at Bear John Hollow Ranch. Lovely scenery and rich history makes for a memorable recreational experience you are sure to enjoy. Native foliage and scenic vistas at every turn.

Bear John Hollow Ranch
39080 Hwy 231 North
Ashville, Ala. 35953
Tel: (205) 937-7158
(205) 999-3289
Web page Bear John Hollow Ranch Click Here

Pinhoti trail
The Pinhoti trail in Chattooga county, GA. is a nice ride.
It is off of hwy. 100 north near the small town of Holland,Ga. You can ride for miles,some flat terrain and some mountain area. The trails are nicely kept,and the area is beautiful.
From Rome,Ga. take hwy 20 west to hwy 100 north. The trail head is about 12 miles north just past the Holland area. There is a nice large place to park horse trailers there. Fall is beautiful in this area and in nearby Summerville,Ga. there are scheduled train rides from there to Chattanooga, Tn.
My Husband and I are working on opening an overnight boarding stable in Holland(1 mile from Pinhoti trail access),we also plan on opening our property for individuals wanting to ride our trails.
We have a 1200+ acre farm with great valley and mountain trails,something for everyone.
We hope to be open by spring 2006. If anyone is interested in riding our trails they can contact me at . We have primitive camping for now and horses can be kept on the property.
Kristy Erwin
5906 co. rd. 80
Gaylesville, AL. 35973
E-mail: Kristy Erwin Click Here

Heart of Dixie Trail Ride, (and campground) LLC
We are located in Troy, Alabama, we are 50 miles south of Montgomery and 50 miles north of Dothan. We have 67 campsites, 27 with sewage. We have a bathhouse, swimming pool, and cabin rentals. Our trails are located on 1200 acres and all trails are marked. Most all trails are wide enough for wagons.

HWY 231 to TROY. Turn right off the northbound lane or left off the southbound lane onto Three Notch St. (Traffic light at Kentucky Fried Chicken). Go straight, 3.5 miles, thru downtown Troy (eight traffic lights) and continue to leave the city limits. The next light is a blinking caution light; turn left onto County Rd. 7708/ Needmore Rd (There will be a HDTR sign). Go 4 miles and HDTR is on the right.

Submitted By: Reservations, Richard and Pam Click Here
Web page Heart of Dixie Trail Ride, LLC Click Here

Old St. Stephens Park
It has a lot of horse trails and a 100 acre lake in an old limestone quarry. They have at the present time 10 large stalls that will acomadate 2 horses each. It also offers camping, fishing and a beautiful beach.
It is just off of Hwy 43 near Chatom and Jackson Al.
Phone (251) 246-6790
Horseback riding is now available. Call 251-247-2622 for more information about horseback riding at Old St. Stephens.
E-Mail: Old St. Stephens Park Click Here
Web page Old St. Stephens Park Click Here

Submitted By: Mike Francis Click Here

Seven Springs Lodge
Fun for the whole family. Special features of Seven Springs.

Electrical hookup $10.00
Covered Stalls $5.00 per night

Reservations can be made in advance to reserve a hookup site by mailing a $15 deposit two weeks in advance. NO REFUNDS.
FEES: The two day weekend adventure is $20 per person.THE PACKAGE INCLUDES CAMPSITE, BATH HOUSE, AND TRAIL RIDE! optional fees: bunk houses $120 per family [up to 6 people] hookups are $15 per site.

We also offer non schedule rides for parties of 10 or more.
The Seven Springs Lodge makes every effort to make every week end a safe trail ride but we can not assume any liability for personal injuries, livestock, or equiptment damages, you ride at your own risk and will be required to sign a release form.
All horses must have a current negative coggins test [EIA] conducted within the past 12 months. State law requires evidence of test, please bring report.
located in NW Alabama between Tuscumbia and Cherokee. Heading west from Tuscumbia on US 72 turn left on Alabama 247, go to county road 33 ,turn right, continue until you see Seven Springs on the right. Heading east from Mississippi on US 72, turn right on county road 33, continue until you see Seven Springs on the left.

ADDRESS:1292 MT.Mills Road: Tuscumbia, Al.35674
PHONE: Toll free, 1-877-370-7218 or 1-256- 370-7218
E-mail: Seven Springs Lodge Click Here
Web Page Seven Springs Lodge Click Here

Walls of Jericho, (Tennessee and Alabama)
The Walls of Jericho is a 750-acre natural area that is within the 8,943-acre Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is contiguous to the Skyline WMA in Alabama. Both of the public lands on the Tennessee and Alabama side total 21,453 acres. The initiative to acquire this land was a lengthy project completed by The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee and Alabama. The natural area is approximately twelve miles south of Winchester in southern Franklin County. The southern boundary of the natural area follows the Alabama Tennessee state line where the actual "Walls of Jericho" is located.
The Walls of Jericho in Jackson County, Ala., is often called "The Grand Canyon of the South."

Directions - From Nashville take I-24 east toward Chattanooga. Take exit 127 on Highway 64 and turn toward Winchester. Stay on Highway 64 for about 15 miles and turn south on Hwy 16 and go 16 miles to the trailhead on the Tennessee side.
The Alabama trailhead is located approximately two miles south of the Tennessee trailhead and one mile south of the stateline. This is about 25 miles northwest of Scottsboro on Highway 79 in Jackson County Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
Web page Walls of Jericho Click Here
Page 3 of the map shown on this link shows the parking areas and trail heads Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Cane Creek Horse Park
Clanton, Cane Creek Horse Park is conveniently located just minutes from I-65 in Clanton, Alabama and is set on 2000 acres. Open trail rides offered every Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM until dark with guided rides leaving on even hours. Currently there are over 12 miles of trails guaranteed to provide a pleasant riding experience for the novice or experienced rider.
Enjoy several scenic resting spots along the way either in a secluded greenfield or alongside a pond perfect for swimming with your horse or just getting a little to drink. Experienced riders will find several opportunities to maneuver their horse over fallen logs or dried creek beds to challenge themselves.
Terrain ranges from flat/wide trails to narrow climbing hills along the rising hillside. Cost for day admission to trails is $10 per person over the age of six.

Self-contained camper units are welcome overnight. No water/sewer hook-ups at this time.

From the North: Take I-65 to Clanton Exit 212 for AL 145 Clanton/Lay Dam. Turn Left and continue for 1.8 miles. Take a slight Right onto County Road 55 next to the Hickory Chip.
Continue just over 3 miles and Cane Creek Horse Park will be on your right, located at 3116 County Road 55, Clanton, Al.

From the South: Take I-65 to Clanton Exit 212 for AL 145 Clanton/Lay Dam. Turn Right and continue for 1.8 miles. Take a slight Right onto County Road 55 next to the Hickory Chip.
Continue just over 3 miles and Cane Creek Horse Park will be on your right, located at 3116 County Road 55, Clanton, Al.

Phone 334-398-2058.

Web page Cane Creek Horse Park Click Here
E-mail Gregg Smith Click Here

Full view| Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve
We have 17 miles of trails and offer RV friendly and traditional camping. We are on I-65 2 hours south of Montgomery, Alabama and about an hour north of Mobile, Al.
We are just 7 miles off i-65 at exit 69 (Flomaton) in Atmore, Alabama. We have 10 horse stalls and offer tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and hiking.

Web page Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve Click Here
E-mail Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve Click Here
Phone Phone 251-446-3423

Okmulgee-Maddox Horse Camp- Talladega National Forest- Western side of Alabama
This is a horse trail/camp. There are 16 miles of trails but when including the nice dirt forest roads you could add another 10 miles. Camp is nice, clean, shaded, level and plenty of trees for picketing.
You could park about 10-15 trailers. It's free to camp and ride all year round. There is no water at this time. Bring your own. Project is in the works for a water source at camp or nearby.
Roads and trails are shaded. It's used during the hunting season from Nov- Jan 31 for hunting purposes.

DIRECTIONS: Maddox Horse camp is located between Prattville, AL and Centerville, AL
Hwy 82 turn off onto Co Rd 183 (you can only turn oneway), Pass the white church with graveyard and turn left on Co Rd 307. This co rd will eventually turn into a gravel dirt road, FOREST RD 418. Drive about 2 miles until you see a sign that says, "Narrow Road", and Turn right and continue on FOREST RD 418. Maddox Horse Camp is 1 mile down on the right.

If you would like a map of the trails please contact Cynthia Ragsdale 205-926-9765

Submitted By: Jaime Harrison Click Here

Geneva state forest,
Geneva county Alabama, Miles of Great trails,[logging roads] clay/sand .great for riding, and "excellent Carriage driving" Water crossings, hills, canopy's , Lake, It's beautiful in south Alabama." forest area rd. Kinston Alabama.
we offer a oversized stall 10x16 + 10x 16 covered area and a nice paddock 25.00 per horse per nite or monthly for 300.00 self care per animal.
also a RV spot with water ,electric $25.00 per nite
334-898-1169 Myrna or contact the forestry directly 334 898 7013 camping available at the lake thru the forestry no hookups .
Myrna Brown

Scarlet Oak Guest Ranch
Stevenson: Scarlet Oak Guest Ranch has just installed fifteen brand new spacious trailer pads, all fully equipped with electrical hook ups and water. Two separate shower rooms (his/her) will be under construction soon.
Unlimited riding included in the campground fee.

We offer a variety of boarding options, from communal stabling to inside stalls with turnouts.
Our barns were built for the needs of horses and are sturdy, safe, and well ventilated. There is a large wash stall with cross ties in the barn where you can groom and tack your horse and a place if needed, for your farrier or vet to work.

Scarlet Oak Guest Ranch amenities also include a covered arena and an inside arena for ground training and riding. Finally, we have a half mile racetrack for training, riding and racing for those who dare.

517 County Road 564
Stevenson, Alabama 35772

(256) 437-2237

Web page Scarlet Oak Guest Ranch Click Here
E-mail: Scarlet Oak Guest Ranch Click Here


Layover Hosts for your horse or mule. (No Trail access)

Rodeo Grounds, Fair Grounds, B and B's, Horse Motels, Private residences

Campgrounds, ranches and trail ride places are also Overnight hosts. The places listed here are "OVERNIGHT ONLY".

This is a link to B & B On line,   Bed and Breakfast with equine accommodations

Tuff-E-Nuff Stables
Prattville: Indoor stalls, round pen, outdoor arena. Space available for campers while stabling. Vet on call, Motels and restaurants close by. Ph 334-365-5898, Cell Phone 334-221-5898
Addr: 1033 Old Ridge Rd. E. 36066. Interstate I-65 exit 179, 181,186. 10 miles North of Montgomery.
Neil Herrod

Just Passin Through Stables
Brewton: 6 Indoor stalls, RV hookup Elect/Water, 3 story barn with beds, bath, kitchen, evening wagon rides, motels and resturants.
PH 334-867-4166
Lee and Wendy Merritt
1971 Shadow Hill Drive
Brewton, Al. 36426

PBA Stables
We offer overnight boarding, camper parking with utilities, (BYOH!) trail riding & camping throughout 60 wooded acres with two small lakes. We are in the process of grooming all of our trails. We are located in central Alabama, about 30 miles south of Birmingham.
Take I-65 to exit 219, then go 1/2 mile east of 65 on County Road 42 (exit 219).
Our address is as follows:
PBA Stables
13762 County Road 42
Jemison, AL 35085
Please contact Natalie or Jerry Egelston at (205) 688-1202
Submitted By: Natalie or Jerry Egelston Click Here

Parnell Creek Campground
Woodville: Parnell Creek Campground offer's camping and lodging in Woodville, AL near Cathedral Caverns State Park in Grant, AL. We welcome pets too even horses
We now have 4 stalls at no extra charge when you stay with us. We offer camping and lodging just mins away from Cathedral Caverns, Old MacDonald's petting Zoo and Unclaimed Baggage. If office is closed pick a site and someone will come and collect lot rent.
If lodging call ahead 24 hrs. Woodville's first family owned campground only 15 Min to Unclaimed Baggage 30 Min to Huntsville, Guntersville and Ft Payne, Alabama.

Parnell Creek Campground web page, Click Here
Submitted By: Peggy Swearengin Click Here

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

Cherokee TrailRide
A new trailride located in Northwest Alabama, just 2 hours from Birmingham, Nashville or Memphis. The ride is over rolling hills and ridges, through woods and timberland and across sparkling creeks on 1500 acres of private land and over 30,000 acres of public land long the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Weeklong and weekend organized rides and also day rides by appointment are offered.
Groups of 6 or more may call for other available dates for their groups
Can choose campsites with electrical hook-ups or primitive. Clean bathhouse and covered stalls are also available. Close to the river for swimming or fishing.
For Reservations, information or brochures call or write.
Email address is coming soon.
256-359-4423 or 256-810-2087
Cherokee Trailride
13010 Mt. Hester Road
Cherokee, Al 35616

Directions: I65 and I565 intersection, Go West toward Decatur on Hwy 20. Cross Tennessee River Bridge and turn right on Hwy 20/Alt 72 West toward Tuscumbia.
Go about 40 miles cross Hwy 43, stay on Hwy 20 toward Cherokee about 20 miles.
Look for signs.
(256) 359-4423 or(256) 810-2087.

E-Mail: Kay Hatfield Click Here
Web Page Cherokee TrailRide Click Here

Submitted By: Jimmy Hill Click Here

Heart of Dixie Trail Ride, LLC
We are located in Troy, Alabama, we are 50 miles south of Montgomery and 50 miles north of Dothan. We have 67 campsites, 27 with sewage. We have a bathhouse, swimming pool, and cabin rentals. Our trails are located on 1200 acres and all trails are marked. Most all trails are wide enough for wagons.

HWY 231 to TROY. Turn right off the northbound lane or left off the southbound lane onto Three Notch St. (Traffic light at Kentucky Fried Chicken). Go straight, 3.5 miles, thru downtown Troy (eight traffic lights) and continue to leave the city limits. The next light is a blinking caution light; turn left onto County Rd. 7708/ Needmore Rd (There will be a HDTR sign). Go 4 miles and HDTR is on the right.

Submitted By: Reservations, Richard and Pam Click Here
Web page Heart of Dixie Trail Ride, LLC Click Here

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