Get ready to shift into high gear on Wayne National Forest ATV trails! If you have a need for speed, there’s nothing more satisfying than tearing up a few dirt roads deep in the woods. Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio has over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding. And with so much to explore, you’re bound to discover something new each time you visit! Here are some of our favorite places to ride.
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Top Wayne National Forest ATV Trails
Just 45 minutes from our inn, Wayne National Forest offers three different trail systems: Monday Creek, Hanging Rock, and Pine Creek. Passes are $12 per day, $24 for three days, or $45 for the season. All you have to do is grab a pass, gas up your ATV and get out there!
1. Monday Creek
Monday Creek is an amazing 75-mile trail system for ATV riding. It’s located just north of Nelsonville and is perfect for an all-day adventure with some friends. You can enter the trails at two designated loading areas in New Straitsville and White Oak. Just remember to exercise caution while riding here, because mountain bikers, campers, and day hikers also use these trails. With a variety of routes ranging from easy to difficult, Monday Creek has something for everyone.
2. Hanging Rock
Spanning 5,000 acres, Hanging Rock has 24 miles of trails to get your adrenaline pumping. Enter this trail from the Hanging Rock Trailhead on Highway 650 off Highway 52. The Hanging Rock system lies within an area strip-mined in the 1960s and 1970s and is the steepest, most challenging to navigate of all the Wayne National Forest ATV trails. Other activities in Hanging Rock include mountain biking, camping, fishing, and non-motorized boating.
3. Pine Creek
Put some tracks on the 17-mile Pine Creek trail system! In addition to awesome ATV riding, this section is great for hiking or mountain biking. You can ride onto the Pine Creek trail system at Telegraph, Lyra, or Wolcott Trailheads. Keep in mind that the Pine Creek paths are only open from mid-April through mid-December.
Ride Back to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!
After you explore the best Wayne National Forest ATV trails, check into your perfect accommodation at our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast! We offer a wide range of lodging options including spacious guest rooms, cozy cottages, and 1840s-style log cabins that make the perfect home-away-from-home. Take some time to stroll our amazing grounds, then enjoy a rejuvenating treatment in our spa. You can even join us for dinner at our restaurant, Kindred Spirits! Whatever you choose, we promise your getaway will be one for the books. We look forward to having you!
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