Franklin Forest, on top of Monteagle
Franklin Forest is a beautiful place to ride. It is flat but rocky in places. The creek offers water for horses along the beautiful mountain laurel trails. During Autumn the foliage is beautiful, and after the leaves fall you can see the valley below the ridge you are riding.
Directions to Franklin Forest:
From I 24 get off at Exit 134 for Sewanee / Monteagle. Turn left on Rt 64 toward Sewanee and drive approximately 3 miles to the flashing light at Rt 156. Across from St. Andrews school turn left on 156. To stay on 156 you will have to take a left and then a sharp curve to the right around the end of the Airport.
Drive about 7 1/2 miles. You will pass Snake Pond Rd on the left about 1/4 mile before the Forest Ranger’s log house/buildings on your right. Slow down so that you can turn right and enter the driveway to the log cabin. You can drive behind the log house and into the parking field.