Near Blue Rock, the 4,567 acre Perry State Forest has 8 miles of very popular and challenging bridle trails across an area formerly strip mined for coal.
Perry State Forest is located off of State Route 345, 4 miles north of New Lexington.
To reach the horse parking area from the intersection of SR 345 and SR 13 in New Lexington, go east-north on SR 345 for 2.15 miles. Turn left on CR 48 (Hollow Rd.) and travel about 2.3 miles to parking on the right.
Overall, Perry State Forest is the 24th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Ohio.