Hocking Hills State Forest provides horseback riding trails intermingling with both hiking trails and hunting areas. There are nearly 40 miles of bridle trails available at the forest. The Horse Camp has nearly 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 designated bridle trails. For more information phone 1-740-385-4402.
Additionally there are several area riding stables.
Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable- Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable features scenic guided trail rides in Zaleski and Waterloo State forests with ample parking. (large enough for buses) and picnic facilities. Uncle Buck’s guided horseback rides offer a unique way to explore the 27,000 acres of the Zaleski State Forest.
73930 Buck Lane, New Marshfield Phone: 1-800-221-1122, 1-740-664-2428
Happy Trails Horseback Rides- Happy Trails offers scenic rides in the Hocking Hills for beginners through advanced riders. Centrally located in the Hocking Hills and is 12 minutes from Rock House, 10 minutes from Old Man’s Cave and 5 minutes from Conkle’s Hollow. Well-trained horses and knowledgeable staff will give everyone a brief lesson on how to ride.
25851 Big Pine Road, Rockbridge Phone: 1-740-380-6372
Spotted Horse Ranch- Spotted Horse Ranch features a 16 site campground with electric and water and a shower house with flush toilets. There is also a cabin which sleeps six. At the ranch, guests can experience the excitement of riding the trails on their own horses or they can rent one from the ranch. Also hiking, overlooking cascading beaver ponds. There is a lighted arena for NAS Horse open barrel racing and other horse events!
17325 Deffenbaugh Road, Laurelville Phone: 1-877-992-7433, 1-740-332-RIDE