Northeast of Belmont, the 1200 acre Barkcamp State Park has 24 miles of bridle trails through rugged hills of meadows and forests.
Barkcamps bridle trail meanders along the entire lakeshore affording a pleasant days ride. A special paved trail winds through the pioneer village, enters the adjoining mature woodlands and provides access to the Antique Barn. Interpretive signs are placed along the route explaining the cultural and natural history of the park.
To reach the trailhead from Belmont, head east on SR149 for 1 mile. Turn left (north) on Plainfield Rd. and go to the park entrance. Look for the Horsemans Camp.
Overall, Barkcamp State Park is the 8th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Ohio.