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Cherokee National Forest - Starr Mountain Vicinity

Ocoee/Hiwassee Ranger District


3171 Highway 64
Benton, TN   37307

Region: East - Polk County

Additional Information: The Starr Mountain Horse Trail Complex consists of about 20 miles of trails ranging from short loop trails to long overnight rides. Trail options include the Starr Mountain Horse Trail, a 5.5 mile-trail that follows the crest of Starr Mountain, or Chestnut Mountain Horse Trail, a 5.7-mile trail that winds along the border of the Gee Creek Wilderness (horses prohibited in Gee Creek Wilderness).The Bullet Creek Horse Trail, a 2.7-mile trail, passes through the bottomland forest along Bullet Creek. For a short challenging ride, try Burkett Ivens Trail, which takes riders through both forested and rocky terrain. Both trails afford riders breathtaking scenic views. Trails can be accessed from the Lost Corral Trailhead, which is located across from Gee Creek Campground (Tennessee State Park) on Spring Creek Road just off Highway 411 between Benton and Etowah, TN or off Forest Road 44 of TN 315, Tellico Reliance Road.

Map: Cherokee National Forest - Starr Mountain Vicinity