Bluegrass Trail Horseback Riding

The 10th most popular equestrian trail in Ohio.

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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 10th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Ohio. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Bluegrass Trail including Wildcat Hollow, Pine Creek ORV Trail System, Vesuvius Horse Trail, Kinderhook Horse Trail and Stone Church Horse Trail.

Bluegrass Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Wayne National Forest (740) 534-6500; Ohio Visitor Bureau (800) BUCKEYE; Ohio Horsemens Council (614) 837-7635.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.6596, -82.5975

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  13052

Bluegrass Trail Horseback Riding Map


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