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Front Page - Friday, June 29, 2018

Horse trails now open at Enterprise South Nature Park




Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger attends the opening ceremonies June 25. “While I no longer ride horses like I did as a young boy, I’m thrilled for the riders who will get to enjoy Hamilton County’s newest asset,” he says. - Photograph provided

Hamilton County government, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, has completed the new Enterprise South Nature Park’s Summit Knobs Equestrian Trails.

The trails, which cover 10 miles of diverse terrain, were funded by a $230,000 grant provided by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Local Parks and Recreation Fund, along with $230,000 in matching funds split between the county and the city.

The new facility includes a 40,000-square-foot parking lot, a waterless restroom, two water trough stations, mile-marker trail posts, an information kiosk with trail maps and (of course) a hitching post. Hours of operations are 7 a.m. to one-hour prior to dusk or as posted due to trail conditions.

Source: Hamilton County government