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 11th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Ohio.