Cataloochee Horse Trail
ElevationAscent: 234' 71 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,870' 875 m
Low: 2,636' 804 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“A scenic horse trail leading through Smoky Mountain wilderness.”— Hunter R
Family Friendly Moderate grades and a manageable length make this trail a viable option for families with children. Just be sure to keep your children close, as horses are often on trail.
The eastern portion of this trail from the campground to the parking area/toilets approximately follows the route of the original road into Big Cataloochee, before the modern paved road was created. Following this trail allows you a glimpse of how the early residents traveled along the creekside on their way past the fields and church to the schoolhouse.
Visitors are also allowed to bring their own horses to experience the tranquility of the trails by themselves. For more information on horse trails and personal horse use within the park, please visit the park’s website or call (865) 436-0120.
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Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park