Hocking State Forest

Hocking Forest

19275 S.R. 374 Rockbridge   Ohio 43149 


Horseback RidingHocking State Forest is managed under the multiple-use concept with special emphasis on maintaining or creating a forest cover that will enhance woodland recreation.

The area is also managed for timber and wildlife habitat, forestry research and demonstrations of good forest management, natural beauty, tree seed for forest nurseries and protection of soils and watershed.
Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills State ForestOver 9627 acres with nearly 40 miles of bridle trails available at the forest. 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.

Brochure with map (pdf)
Brochure with bridle trails map (pdf)


Interesting stops:

Airplane Rock Trail: 39.458943,-82.558587


General Rules:
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.