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!
The Wayne National Forest is seeking public comments on a proposal that would change recreation fees to enhance campgrounds and trails and help attract more visitors to southeast Ohio. The proposal calls for reducing trail permit fees for off-highway vehicle (OHV) users and eliminating fees for horse and mountain bike users. Read More.