Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse use is permitted virtually everywhere on the Forest, including behind gated roads. The only places specifically prohibited at this time are at developed recreation areas such as campgrounds and picnic areas, and a few special areas such as Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. Even though horses generally have free rein, there are no areas or trails specifically constructed, managed, or maintained for horse travel, and there are no existing facilities such as corrals or loading ramps. Many of our trails are on steep side slopes, along streams or under low hanging vegetation. They are suitable for hikers, but can be easily and quickly damaged by horses. Stock users are urged to practice "Leave No Trace" (LNT) backcountry techniques to not only ensure quality experiences for others, but also to maintain the privilege of horseback riding on the Monongahela in the future.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities