The Guide:



The Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee Division

Talladega National Forest: Ranger SignTalladega National Forest, Oakmulgee Division provides access to the outdoors as few ever get to experience it. Miles of backwood roads await the hunter, camper, hiker, naturalist and horseback rider. Hosts the Prothonotory Warbler and the state’s largest population of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers.  The Forest is considered a destination for both large and small game hunting.  Hunting activity is often prevalent during the fall and spring.  The Forest is closed to ATV use except for those licensed for highway use or under a Special Use Permit.

Talladega National Forest: equestrian riding areaThe Maddox to Mud Cut Equestrian Riding area is the Talladega National Forest-Oakmulgee District’s first designated equestrian riding area.  The riding areas will only grow and succeed if we have the equestrian community’s help and cooperation.

This is a beautiful place to ride. Steep ridges to rolling hills fading to hardwood bottoms make up the diversity of forest conditions found on the Oakmulgee. Far from city lights visitors can star gaze on a remote vista. While known for its longleaf forests, over 40% of the Oakmulgee is covered with a mixture of hardwoods and wetlands affording all who venture into the forest an array of opportunities.

Talladega National Forest
(Oakmulgee Division Ranger Office)
9901 Highway 5, Brent, AL
Hours: 8 am to 4 pm – Monday - Friday (Ranger Office)
Telephone: (205) 926-9765