Horse trails on Laurel Hill WMA re-opened

Monday, March 6, 2017

Trails on the Laurel Hill WMA that were closed to horseback riding are once again open to equine enthusiasts.

A tornado that ripped a 6-mile path through the Wildlife Management Area in 2015 left hillsides of twisted timber that had to be dealt with. The clean-up effort included logging operations intended to remove debris. The use of heavy machinery caused safety concerns, making it necessary to close areas of the WMA to the public.

Now, miles of scenic horseback trails that make this area a destination for riders from all over the state are back open to the public.

Laurel Hill Wildlife Management Area in Lawrence County covers over 14,000 acres of land managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. It is a popular destination for hunting, fishing and horseback riding.