The Piney Creek Horse Trail is a system of horse trails that meanders approximately 53 miles through the East Texas pineywoods in the Davy Crockett National Forest.
The trail is primitive; its path cleared through the forest which follows Forest Service roads, tram roads, pipeline right-of-ways, game trails, highways, and in places was established by clearing brush and trees through the forest. Primarily, it is on National Forest land, but there are crossings on private property and along public road right-of-ways. All users should show good trail manners so that private property owners will continue to allow horse passage across their land. In general, the route is well cleared and marked. Trailhead parking areas have been constructed at the main access points, and all road crossings are well signed. Different colored triangular markers indicate the route.
Piney Creek and White Rock Horse camps offer vault toilets and water access.
This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at recreation area to purchase an Activity Pass. Once on-site, follow the posted instructions and pay for your Activity Pass by scanning the QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Download and sign into the free Recreation.gov mobile app on Android or iOS prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service: https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app
All visitors must be able to display a valid pass at day use fee sites where required. Please write the confirmation number down on a fee envelope, then put envelope with confirmation number in dash window of vehicle for proof of purchase. If on the horse trail, it is recommended that you have a mobile device with valid pass or a printed copy.
This pass is valid until sundown on the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass.