Welcome to the official Wayne National Forest website. The Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio.
The Wayne National Forest is currently completing a study of the road system on the Wayne National Forest as required by Subpart A of the 2005 Travel Management Rule 36 CFR Part 212. A team is evaluating the risks and benefits of the use and maintenance of each road in accomplishing the Forest Service mission in a safe and efficient manner. This study does not include the 442 miles of designated off-highway vehicle trails, horse trails, hiking trails, and mountain-biking trails that are currently open for use across the Wayne National Forest.
The Forest is a patchwork ownership that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. The Forest is divided into three units managed out of two Ranger District offices located in Nelsonville and Ironton, with a field office in Marietta.
The Forest features over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding in season. The trails are open from April 15th through December 15th. Come visit the Wayne and hike or ride our trails!
Learn more about Wayne National Forest Travel Management.