Multi-use recreational trails in the Southwest Regional Recreation Area
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Clinch River Equestrian Trail

Beautiful rolling farmland embodies the essence of this 8+ mile natural trail.

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This trail is currently closed. Please explore one of our other excellent trails.
This trail is expected to open: Soon

Trail Overview

The Scott County Horse Association equestrian trails will begin at the Scott County Horse Park two miles west of the Town of Dungannon on State Route 65.

The proposed project will include approximately 6 miles of Equestrian trail located on rolling farmland that will provide access to the Chief Benges Scout Trail through the US Forest Service Clinch Ranger District. The goal is to access over 80 miles of  trails within the District (Scott and Wise Counties) for long distance riders.

The existing Scott County Horse Association Horse Park will serve as the trailhead. The Horse Association Park is a well-established equestrian destination, with two (2) horse rings; restrooms with potable water, sewer and power; ten (10) camping spaces; and telephone.


General Rules for all Motorized Trail Users
  • Permits Are Required for Driver and Passengers
  • Helmets are required for Persons riding in/on Motorized Vehicles Except Jeep/4x4
  • Stay on Marked Trails
  • Only Enter and Exit the Trail System Thru Trailhead or Community Connector
  • Ride at Reasonable Speed for Conditions
  • Do Not Litter – Practice Pack It In/Pack It Out
  • No Camping or Fires on Trails
  • System is open from Sunrise to Sunset
  • Stop When Signaled
  • Obey all Signs, Gates & Barriers
  • Adult Supervision is required if under the age of 18
  • No Fireworks or Firearms
  • No Drugs or Alcohol
Jeep/4x4 Rules
  • Driver and Passengers are encouraged to wear Helmets
  • All Jeeps and 4x4 vehicles that are tagged and street legal will be permitted on Jeep Trails.
  • Any non-tagged vehicle that isn’t classified as an ATV, Side by Side, UTV, Adventure Bike, Dirt Bike or Dual Sport Bike IS NOT permitted on trail
  • Driver and Passengers must be in a manufacturer approved seat with seatbelt fastened
  • No Riders in the Bed of Trucks
  • Riders are responsible for removing damaged vehicles from the trails.
  • Riders are responsible for containment and cleanup of any spilt fluids or glass
  • For Safety Riders are encouraged to ride in groups of two or more
  • Bring Necessary Equipment to help in the event of vehicle getting stuck