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Nantahala National Forest - Fires Creek Area - Walnut Hollow Ranch Trail Vacation Stables

Near: HayesvilleNC (Weather)
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100 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Fires Creek Area -- Nantahala National Forest  Hundreds of miles of trails, marked trails with blazes on trees  Rim trail 25+ miles  Year round trail riding at its best  Leatherwood Falls  Trout fishing  Vast expanses of mountain laurel and rhododendron  Bristol Fields primitive horse camp This large remote basin is outlined by a horseshoe-shaped rim of densely forested mountains rising to over 5,000 feet. Fires Creek drains the basin and the 5240 foot Tusquitee Bald crowns its rugged steep terrain. Trails combine with roads to offer a variety of riding opportunities. Most trails connect to the Rim Trail, which follows the ridgeline around the basin. Horse trails are marked with blue blazes. Access from NC 64W
Best Time to Visit Year round trail riding at its best
Times to Avoid
Campground Overnight Stables/ Lodging & Awesome Mountain Trail Riding Vacations -- Facilities: 12X12 matted stalls, grass paddocks with trees, corral pens, wash, round pen, open riding arena, on-site trails, stocks, trailer parking & hook-ups, dump site, big rigs & pets welcome. Trailer service to trail heads & guided rides reasonably priced. Owner operated on a private cattle ranch. Level sites, 15-30 amps on gravel surrounding barn. Safe & clean, with hay, grain & extra bedding available. Negative coggins. Barn Loft Apartment & Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 8, single-level, spacious & clean.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Cabin, Water, Elect, Dump Stall, Pasture Walnut Hollow Ranch Trail Vacation Stables
828-389-8931
info@walnuthollowranch.com
Charlie & Barbara Kissling
1226 Carter Cove Road
Hayesville, NC 28904
Directions Located 1 mile off US Hwy 64 in the beautiful Nantahala Mountains area of the Great Smokies in Western NC. 2 hours from Asheville, Atlanta or Chattanooga. Minutes away from miles of trail riding at its best at Fires Creek, Tusquitee Mt. or Standing Indian Basin. 5 minutes from town and tourist areas, great horse vacation area with many local activities & attractions.
This information was provided by flowerscape192 on 4/20/2008 5:52:37 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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