Vesuvius Horse Trail

The 28th most popular equestrian trail in Ohio.

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North of Ironton and southeast of Pedro, the 46 mile Vesuvius Horse Trail system wind through lush forest near Lake Vesuvius. The Main Loop is a 31 mile route blazed with gray diamonds. The Kimble Loop is a 5 mile side loop. The Paddle Creek Loop is a 3 mile side loop.

To reach the trailhead from Ironton, proceed north on SR 93 for 9 miles to SR 29. Head east to Lake Vesuvius. There are two trailheads:

Sand Hill and Paddle Creek: Take State Route 93 north out of Ironton for approximately 7 miles. Turn right at the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area sign and travel approximately 3 miles on County Road 29 to the Sand Hill Trailhead. Township Road 245 dead ends at the Paddle Creek Trailhead.

Johns Creek: Take State Route 93 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, Vesuvius Horse Trail is the 28th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Ohio. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Vesuvius Horse Trail including Bluegrass Trail, Pine Creek ORV Trail System, Wildcat Hollow, Kinderhook Horse Trail and Stone Church Horse Trail.


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

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Iron Ridge Campground (site #35)

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Vesuvius Horse Trail

GPS:  38.6305, -82.582

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  3/31/2018

ID:  15727

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