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Little Citico Cherokee National Forest

The Little Citco Horse Trail system offers more than 15 miles of backcountry trails in the Citico Creek Wilderness section of the Cherokee National Forest.

The Trailhead is located at the Young Branch Campgroundnear Vonore, Tennessee, about 2 hours northeast of Chattanooga. The campground accommodates up to 25 horses and 35 people in 7 campsites. Sites can be reserved.

Downloadable Little Citico Horse Trails Map

Related Activities

Mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, birding

Activity Type

Leisure to strenuous, with some technical trails.

Trail Length

3 to 20 miles

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga

98 miles | 2 hours

GPS Coordinates (Little Citico Trailhead)

35.483382 -84.123179

Google Map


Year round

Contact Information

Cherokee National Forest
Tellico Ranger District
250 Ranger Station Road
Tellico Plains TN 37385
(423) 253-8400
(423) 253-2804 (Fax)

Cherokee National Little Citico Horse Trails Complex

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