Blue Rock State Forest Horseback Riding

The 12th most popular equestrian trail in Ohio.

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Southeast of Zanesville, the 4,500 acre Blue Rock State Forest has 26 miles of bridle trails.

The state forest is located 12 miles southeast of Zanesville. Blue Rock State Forest is accessed primarily via State Route 60 and Culter Lake Road.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from the intersection of SR 60 and CR 97 north of Philo, go east on CR 97 for 0.5 miles. Turn right on CR 45 (Cutler Lake Rd.) and go 0.3 miles. Take a right on Poverty Ridge Rd. and travel almost 2 miles to parking on the left.

Overall, Blue Rock State Forest is the 12th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Ohio.

Blue Rock State Forest Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Blue Rock State Forest 740-674-4035; Ohio Visitor Bureau (800) BUCKEYE; Ohio Horsemens Council (614) 837-7635.

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Blue Rock State Park CG

Luxury Loding:  Blue Rock State Park Cabins

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.8439, -81.8806

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  13092

Blue Rock State Forest Horseback Riding Map


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