Starr Mountain is a popular area of the Cherokee National Forest for horse riding and camping with nearly 20 miles of trails and a number of service roads available for riding. Trail options can take riders over the ridge of Starr Mountain and through the bottomlands along Bullet Creek.
Starr Mountain is also a favorite spot for hunting deer, bear, boar, and turkey. The extensive system of Forest Service roads provides excellent access. Spring Creek Shooting Range is located on Forest Road 27, about six miles east of US 411.
Horses are not allowed in the Gee Creek Wilderness area, but there is a 2.6 miles roundtrip moderately strenuous hike to Gee Creek Falls.