Located in Ohio, the horseback riding in Wayne National Forest offers a half-dozen good horse riding options. The best Wayne National Forest horseback riding based on popularity are considered to be Wildcat Hollow, Bluegrass Trail, Pine Creek ORV Trail System, Vesuvius Horse Trail, and Stone Church Horse Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Wayne National Forest horseback riding trail below.
North of Ironton, the Bluegrass trail is a 10 mile horseback riding route that follows many ridges in a loop around Dean Hollow through oak-hickory forest and scattered pine plantations. With sections along the Ohio River, the 178,000 acres Wayne National Forest is situated on the Allegheny Plateau in southeastern Ohio. It has four parcels along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
North of Ironton and west of Portsmouth, the Pine Creek ATV Trail System has 20 miles of rolling trails through scenic forest open to horseback riding. Within the Wayne National Forest, there are three trailheads which service the three horse trails in this system.
North of Ironton and southeast of Pedro, the 46 mile Vesuvius Horse Trail system wind through lush forest near Lake Vesuvius. The Main Loop is a 31 mile route blazed with gray diamonds. The Kimble Loop is a 5 mile side loop. The Paddle Creek Loop is a 3 mile side loop.
East of Marietta, the Kinderhook Horse Trail is a 16 mile horseback riding route. The horse trail winds through steep hills through forest and open fields. The route is blazed with gray diamonds.