North Bend Rail Trail

Horseback Riding

Wayne National Forest: 

This is the Wayne National Forest’s newest trail system which provides 21 miles of scenic riding. Horses, mountain bike riders, and hikers are welcome on this trail. The trail winds through some of the steeper hills on the Wayne National Forest. It will lead you through a variety of vegetation: open fields, brushland, mature forest, and new forest. Along the way, you may glimpse wildlife, and will recognize the influence of humans, both now and in the past. You will also pass many of our land management activities.

Horseback riding allowed only during open season (April 15- December 15).
Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.

The trailhead is available for camping but is more a dispersed site with no designated sites or amenities.

April 15 – December 15
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Newport, OH

Contact the Park: Athens Ranger District – Marietta Unit  – 27515 State Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 373-9055
(740) 753-0101

Learn More Here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/wayne/recreation/horseriding-camping/recarea/?recid=6229&actid=30