Horse trail construction underway at Enterprise South Nature Park [photos]

Pablo Flores with Trail Dynamics uses a tool to edge a path while building a new horse trail at Enterprise South Nature Park on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The trail is scheduled to open in the spring.

Hamilton County's first horse-only public trail system is under construction and expected to open this spring at Enterprise South Nature Park.

The contractor, North Carolina-based Trail Dynamics, has completed more than 3.5 miles of the 10-mile system. An exact opening date has not been determined but is expected to be in the coming months.

"The addition of the equestrian trails at Enterprise South is another important piece of infrastructure for our community," Outdoor Chattanooga Executive Director Philip Grimes said. "Easy access to the natural environment and recreation resources is what separates Chattanooga from all other outdoor cities."

The trails were planned for the property years ago before the land was transferred to the city and county in 2004 after being used as an ammunition plant.