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
Brochure with map (pdf)
with bridle trails map
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Obtain permission before using private land. The State Forest
boundary is marked with yellow blazes.
Ohio Horseman's Council Website with Detailed information on trails
Ohio Horseman's Council PDF of Map of trails with details
Or Click here if you wish
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