Hiking

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A family hiking,mother with her daughter in a backpack, stare up in wonder at a canyon waterfall.

A family takes in the view of a stream cascading near the Rock House Trail.

Hiking on The Forest

There are approximately 300 miles of trails open to hiking and backpacking on the Wayne National Forest. The Forest has options for all types of hikers, allowing for a quick few miles to multi-day expeditions. Whatever your wander, you'll find it on the Forest.

Choose which type of hiking you would like from the menu above; from longer backpacking trips ranging from 10 miles and beyond, or from a wider set of day-hikes that range from 1-10 miles.

Trail Use

Depending upon the trail you choose to hike, you may encounter off-highway vehicles (OHVs), horses, or mountain bikes. Hikers should yield to horses and be mindful of traffic. Many trails intersect roads. If you bring your dog, it should be on a leash. Also use caution during hunting seasons. Blaze orange clothing is recommended during these times.

Hiking Resources

Know Before You Go (links offsite to The National Forest Service homepage)

Leave No Trace Ethics  (links offsite to Discover the Forest)

Accessible Hiking Areas

The Wayne National Forest is to proud offer outdoor experiences for everyone. The following sites are some of our most accessible hiking destinations:

Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/wayne/recreation/hiking