Clearing the Trails

Yesterday, 5 members of the Back Country Horsemen of East Tennessee and our USFS Trails Tech, Gray Buckles, spent the day clearing the trail at the Long Creek end of Meadow Creek Mountain Trail.

We made some great progress, and now have the trail cleared all the way, so that it is now ridable to the top, and connects with the main trail. This gives us another loop to ride.

We still need to go in and do some cutting on the trail, and take out some trees that need to come down. And we need to clean up the last bit from the top. We did get all the heavy clearing done yesterday, and the trail is now ridable.  Contact Herb Heinze or Tom Conner for more information on this new loop!


This trail has been marked out for 5 years, and we have finally cleared it and have received the approval for use. This is what the trail looked like before we cleared it.

Unicoi Trail Progress:

Last year, we put out a call for help for volunteers for the Unaka Trail System. It has taken us some time, but we have the work complete now. Limestone Cove Trail is now ready to ride! The parking lot is done, the connector trails are complete, and the re-route has been completed. Come and check out expanding trail systems in Unicoi County. For more information on these trails, contact Larry Jeffers.

All our our hard work pays off, and twice a year, we come together to celebrate the work we have completed. It really doesn’t matter if the nice weather, or not, we always have a great time.