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, this National Forest is situated on the Allegheny Plateau in southeastern Ohio. WNF encompassed 178,000 acres in four parcels along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
To reach the Johns Creek trailhead (see top of trail map), take SR93 north out of Ironton for approximately 8 miles. Turn right at the Johns Creek Trailhead sign and travel approximately 5 miles on County Road 4 to the Johns Creek Trailhead.
Overall, Bluegrass Trail is the 9th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Ohio.