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Looking for a good place to do some camping and trail riding this summer

Me and my parents are wanting to try and find a place that has a good camp group and trails. We dont like anything steep, so hills are ok, but we just like to relax and take it easy when riding. We live in west tn, does anybody have any suggests. I know there isnt much in west tn except for LBL, which we are dying to try out. But could someone suggest some good places to go around west or middle tn.

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Comment by Angie on February 2, 2010 at 4:59pm
Thanks all of yall for your help. I have herd about Why Not Ranch, it does sound like a great place to ride.
Comment by Adrienne Walsh on February 2, 2010 at 9:45am
I meant to say also, that Big South Fork is in east TN about 2-3 hours from Nashville (go east on I-40). It is a big national forest and has multiple places to stay and ride. We went to Timber Ridge and loved it! East Fork is in the same area not too far away, but it is all private land. They have organized rides or you can ride anytime. It is more expensive since it is privately owned, but has awesome trails also.
Comment by Adrienne Walsh on February 2, 2010 at 9:40am
Why Not Ranch is a great place, too. There is a campground with the nicest bathhouse I've ever seen, plus a cabin and bunkhouse that can be rented. My group of friends go there all the time and rent the cabin. It is located off of Hwy 50 between Columbia and Centerville, TN in the Duck River community. There is a variety of trails and a mini obstacle course at the campground. Bucksnort is an organized trail ride and you can only ride there during the organized rides. I don't know about Birdsong and Big Sandy for sure, but I think they are the same. One big perk about Why Not Ranch is that it is open ALL YEAR! We love it there. Oh, they have a barn where you can rent stalls, or you can put your horses in a pasture, or in a panel pen at your campsite or at the cabin. Definitely worth checking out...
Comment by Georgia Martin on February 1, 2010 at 9:28pm
I've ridden at Birdsong, nothing to difficult.. but we did come down taking a shortcut that was quite steep.. so I think you can make it as hard or easy as you want and the feed you real well, if it is one of their special rides.
Comment by Angie on February 1, 2010 at 7:09am
Thanks to all of yall, that are giving me great places to ride. So where is Big South Fork located? The Bucksnort, Birdsong and Big Sandy Trail Rides are they only organized, or can you go out there anytime and ride?
Comment by Susan on January 31, 2010 at 9:27pm
If you really want to keep in the West, Bucksnort, Birdsong and Big Sandy Trail Rides. They are all real easy trails and close to you. LBL is great with great views. If you want views it would be East Fork and great trails Big South Fork.
Have Fun,
Comment by Keith Phillips on January 26, 2010 at 7:44am
You should try East Fork Stables. Its a really nice place to ride. It has some rough areas, but it is marked fairly well and you should be able to navigate around any rough areas. Big South Fork is really nice too!
Comment by Gina Brazil on January 25, 2010 at 6:49pm
Bucksnort Trail ride has org.anized rides where you are fed and the riding is easy. Birdsong Trail ride may not have another ride until fall, but it is nice too and not very hilly. I would try LBL...it really is nice
Comment by Denise Stevens on January 25, 2010 at 7:07am
Big South Fork has lots to offer. Timber Ridge Horse Campground has 3 seperate trail heads that leave the campground. There is several different levels to choose from and at least 25 miles of gently sloping trails. Check out the website. www.timberridgehorsecampground.com
Comment by Johnny Griggs on January 24, 2010 at 10:53pm
Natchez Trace state park is a good place to camp and ride with lots of easy trails. It isn't far to the north from Adamsville, right off I-40. To the east there is Many Cedars, near Hoenwald with good camping and trails. Just south of there is Laurel Hill TWRA, no camping but great free trails to ride. To the northeast from there, is a section of Natchez Trace Parkway near Columbia, with a horse trail from HWY 50 to HWY 7 and then on to Garrison Creek near Leiper's Fork, but no camping. Williamsport Lakes off HWY 50, west of Columbia, have good trails, but no camping.

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