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Willis Knob

Near: ClaytonGA (Weather)
Number of
4 Total
30 Difficulty: Challenging Trail
Trail Description Combined with Rocky Gap/Whetstone trails in SC and GA, Willis Knob offers over 30 miles of scenic wooded trails in the Southern Blue Ridge Mtns. These trails travel and and cross the Chattoga River and many small streams. Good watering spots for horses. These trails may not be suitable for beginners due to the river crossings and some steep, rocky grades. River crossings can be deep at times after heavy rains. Use caution and good sense!! Shoes are definitely required for horses.
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Campground Willis Knob Horse Camp provides two loops -- the lower loop offers one double unit site and three single unit site. The upper loop has one double unit site and two single unit sites, for a total of 9 campsites. There are electric and water hookups at each site. You must make reservations and these should be made early, at least 14 days in advance. For spring and summer camping, you should reserve in Jan or Feb. Campsites are $16 per nite per site with up to 6 people allowed per site. Tents must be set up on camp pads. Each campsite has a cooking grill, picnic table and a lantern post. Each loop contains several 6 x 6 posts with eyebolts on which to secure high lines. Approx. 35' or rope (not provided) is needed to span the distance between posts. Nice, vault toilet on premises, plus covered trash bins.
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US Forest Service - Chatooga River

, GA
To Make Reservations
Directions You must contact the Tallulah Ranger District in Clayton, GA to make your camping reservations well in advance. Fees must be paid within 10 days of booking reservations - no refunds. Call 706-782-3320 to make reservations, or visit the ranger station at 809 Hwy 441 in Clayton, GA. Directions: From I-85 at the Banks Crossing Outlet Malls (Commerce exit), go north on Hwy 441 to Clayton, GA. As you enter Clayton, turn right at the first road just beyond the third traffic light (begin counting at the Walmart light)just past rickman St (between Wendy's and Burger King). This should be Warwoman Rd. Go about 11 miles on Warwoman Rd. You will also pass Warwoman Campground on the right. Turn right onto Willlis Knob Rd, FSR 157. Continue on Willis Knob Rd for about two miles. You will see several day parking lots on the left. Horse camp will be on the left. This road has a gate with a combination lock. You will be given the combination when making reservations. This changes regularly, so you must ask for the combination. NOTE: This lock can be tricky -- after dialing the combination, you must push UP on the lock first, and then down or it will not open.
This information was provided by Trailchick724 on 8/13/2005 11:40:29 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(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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