Horseback Riding - Hocking Forest
State Parks offer over 500 miles of bridles trails. Hocking Hills State
Forest provides horseback riding trails intermingling with both hiking
trails and hunting areas. The Horse Camp has 23 sites available on a first come first
served basis. Drinking water is not always available; riders should
bring additional water. Horses may be ridden only along forest roads or
on designated bridle trails.
If you own your horse:
Hocking Forest Bridle Trails
19275 S.R. 374 Rockbridge Ohio 43149
This campground is for horse riders only. There is no charge for riding the trails. Day users are to use the day use parking lot.
-Horse campers are to register at the Self-Registration Booth. Only one unit is permitted per campsite.
-Campsites are available on a first-come first-served basis; saving campsites is prohibited.
-Fires and camping are allowed in designated areas only.
-Do not leave fires unattended.
-For your safety, the forest closes at dark; riding is not permitted after dark.
-Please park all equipment on your campsite; do not park in the grass.
-Maintain your campsite in a clean and sanitary manner.
-Please use the hitch posts; tying horses to trees is prohibited.
-Please observe quiet hours from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
-Open display and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
-The use of firearms is restricted to lawful hunting only.
-Only ride the designated trails. Riding is prohibited in state park and preserve areas. (Exception: Riders of the Buckeye Trail may use the horsemen's bypass around the east end of Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls).
-Obtain permission before using private land. The State Forest boundary is marked with yellow blazes.
If you don't have a horse:
73930 Buck Lane
New Marshfield, Ohio 45766
Definately the place to go! Guides are great and there's no need to worry how you're getting into the saddle, they have steps to get on the horses! Whether you're brand new to horses or have ridden for years, this is one adventure you don't want to miss!