Vesuvius Horse Trail Horseback Riding

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.

Vesuvius Horse Trail Horseback Riding Map

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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)

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne/

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Date Updated:  7/21/2016

Vesuvius Horse Trail Horseback Riding Map

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