36 CFR §2.16 Horses and Pack Animals

(a) The following animals are designated as pack animals for purposes of transporting equipment:

  • horses

  • llamas

  • mules

  • burros

  • donkeys

(b) The use of horses or pack animals is allowed on the following trails, routes or areas:

  • Moses Cone Park Carriage Roads, excluding the Bass Lake Loop Trail above the dam.

  • Roanoke Valley Horse Trail, Milepost 110.6 to 121.4

  • Fishers Peak Road within the Park boundary, Milepost 213.3 (from sunrise to sunset)

  • Grassy Gap Fire Road, Milepost 243.8

  • Parkway crossings contiguous with horse trails on adjacent U.S. Forest land

    • Jordan Road, Milepost 44.3

    • Enchanted Creek, Milepost 56.1

    • USFS 318E, Milepost 57.0

    • USFS 318, Milepost 59.1

    • Petits Gap, Milepost 71.1

    • Floyd Field, Milepost 80.5

    • Bobblets Gap, Milepost 93.2

    • Black Horse Gap, Milepost 97.5

    • Curry Gap, Milepost 101.5

      • Horses and the animals defined as pack animals are not detrimental to park resources or a hazard to visitors not using such animals. The Fishers Peak Road has traditionally been used for horseback riding prior to the land being donated to the Park. The continuation of this activity is not detrimental to Park resources.
  • Pack animals are prohibited from overnight camping in the backcountry.


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