Tuesday ยท March 12, 2024
Experience Adventure at Leatherwood Mountains in North Carolina
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Leatherwood Mountains Horse Campsite in North Carolina | Top Horse Trails

Leatherwood Mountains offers a premier camping experience in the heart of North Carolina's scenic landscapes. Nestled on the banks of Elk Creek, our campground provides 30 AMP power and water hook-up sites year-round, ensuring a comfortable stay for all visitors.

A Haven for Nature Lovers

Our beautiful wooded campground features 21 easily accessible pull-through gravel sites, perfect for large rigs and trailers up to 35 feet. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash to ensure everyone's safety. While there is no bathhouse within the campground, our barns, showers, and bathrooms are just a short walk away, providing convenience and comfort during your stay.

Explore Miles of Trails

Leatherwood Mountains is a paradise for horse enthusiasts, offering over 75 miles of breathtaking trails to explore. From woodsy paths along ridges to old logging roads and scenic creek crossings, our trails offer a variety of terrains for riders of all levels. The trails are safe, well-marked, and mapped, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable riding experience.

A Horseback Riding Paradise

Our premier equine facility is the perfect destination for a horseback riding vacation. Located in the heart of "Horse Country," Leatherwood Mountains provides an unforgettable experience for you and your horses. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a novice, our trails offer a mix of terrains and stunning views that will leave you wanting more.

Plan Your Adventure

Whether you're seeking a relaxing camping trip or an exciting horseback riding adventure, Leatherwood Mountains has something for everyone. With its beautiful scenery, comfortable amenities, and miles of trails to explore, Leatherwood Mountains is the ultimate destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.



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Leatherwood Mountains offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • Horse stalls
  • Riding arena
  • Round pen
  • Sand paddocks
  • Barn
  • Showers and bathrooms
  • Wash pit
  • Hitching rails
  • Hookups
  • Dumpster
  • Luxury vacation homes for rent


The Barn has a community tack room, bathrooms, a shower and an inside wash pit with hot and cold water, an outside wash pit has cold water and there are several hitching rails near the tack room

TRAIL BARN – 10 open-air/covered Trail Barn stalls – located across Elk Creek (over a high water bridge) – 5 hook-up camping sites. The sites at the Trail Barn are ONLY 20 Amp breaker sites. You also must bring at least 100′ of drop cord & water hose with you when you camp here as all the hookups are from 1-panel location.


Cost Details:

  • $25 – Stalls
  • $25 – Camping with horse
  • $35 – Camping without horse
  • $15 – Tent sites
  • $15 – Day Rider Fee



  • Online booking for Camping, Stalls & Trail Rides is not yet available. Call 336-973-5044 or email at stables@leatherwoodmountains.com 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times – no loose dogs are allowed on trails.
  • NEGATIVE COGGINS REQUIRED (current to one year)
  • Health certificate recommended if coming from out of state – Check state requirements when crossing state lines.


If you want to discover and explore other campsites and horse trails, here are some of them that you may visit:

Leatherwood Trail

Leatherwood Trail 2




Leatherwood Mountains does require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - Leatherwood Mountains for more information