The Back Country Horsemen
of North West Georgia

Welcome to BCH of Northwest Georgia


Do you enjoy riding or camping with your horses and mules?  Do you want your children and grandchildren to be able to enjoy the same?  Would you like to be a part of making that possible?  If you answered “YES”, then you need to become a member of the Back Country Horsemen of Northwest Georgia! 

Be a part of a National Organization that works with land managers to construct and maintain trails and horse facilities across the country.  By doing our part, we can help keep our trails and forest open.  We need motivated people to assist us.  If you want to help us take care of trails in the National Forest and other public lands, contact us and join our organization.  Your support and membership are needed

Membership is only $30 per year for individuals, $40 for a family, and $60 for a sponsor.  Each option gives you membership in the Back Country Horsemen of America as well!  That alone is a $30 value!
As a member you will receive the quarterly newsletter of Back Country Horsemen of America as well as the electronic BCHNWG quarterly newsletter along with critical updates as needed.  You will receive timely information about legislation that will impact your ability to ride in Georgia and surrounding states as well as suggestions on how you can help.  You will have the opportunity to take part in trail development or maintenance in the National Forest and other federal, state, and local lands in your area and we will even try to have a little fun every now and then!

Come on, be a part of the solution! 

Our Mission Statement
  •  To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness

  • To work to ensure that public lands remain open for recreational stock use

  • To assist various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resources

  • To educate, encourage, and solicit active participation in the wise and sustaining use of the back country resources by horsemen and the general public commensurate with their heritage

  • To foster and encourage the formation of new Back Country Horsemen Organizations

There are currently 272 miles of equestrian trails in the BCHNWG area:

(*P denotes BCHNWG as primary equestrian maintenance provider.  Several other organizations also provide maintenance on selected trails.)

Trail System or Trail Name

& Initial BCHNWG Local Team

Miles of Trail Open to Horses

Pigeon & Chickamauga Team


Chickamauga Battlefield (NPS)


Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA (Ga DNR)

44  *P

Lula Lake Land Trust (LLLT) and Cloudland Canyon State Park (Ga DNR)

10  *P

Dry Creek & Pinhoti Team


Pinhoti west of I-75 (all but 12 miles is USFS)

64  *P

Dry Creek Trail System (USFS)

26  *P

Metro Team


Boundary Waters (Douglas County Park)


McIntosh Reserve (Carroll County Park)


Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (NPS)


Garland Mountain (Cherokee County Park, development ongoing)

11 (of 16)

Chattahoochee Bend State Park (under development)

0  (21 tbd)

Cochran Mill Park (City of Chattahoochee Hills)


Cohutta Team


USFS-CRD near west side of Cohutta Wilderness: Iron Mountain (12), Sumac Creek (13), Horseshoe Bend (3.5), Future Connector from Cottonwood Patch Camp (1.5)

30  *P

USFS Cohutta Wilderness from west side: Beech Bottom (4), East Cowpen (7-share w/ NG), Hickory Creek (8.6), Hickory Ridge (3.5)

23  *P

USFS-CRD: Pinhoti-Rock Creek

8  *P



Some of our favorite sites:
Back Country Horsemen of America


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