Welcome to the official Wayne National Forest website. The Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio.
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!
Below the video themed “Don’t Ruin the Ride” is aimed at off-highway vehicle riders who use public lands for riding on designated trails. As the largest off-highway vehicle trail system in Ohio, land managers on the Wayne National Forest are optimistic the video will encourage riders to ride responsibly, while being mindful of natural resources. The video was produced in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest and the American Motorcyclist Association/All-Terrain Vehicle Association to promote safe and legal use.