Kinderhook Horseback Riding System

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Two men riding Kinderbrook Trail System

This is the Wayne National Forest's newest trail system which provides 12 miles of scenic riding. Horses, mountain bike riders, and hikers are welcome on this trail.The trail winds through some of the steeper hills on the Wayne National Forest. It will lead you through a variety of vegetation: open fields, brushland, mature forest, and new forest. Along the way, you may glimpse wildlife, and will recognize the influence of humans, both now and in the past. You will also pass many of our land management activities.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Horseback riding allowed only during open season (April 15- December 15).
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
  • Open year-round for hiking.
Fees No trail permit is required.
Open Season: April 15 - December 15
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Newport, OH
Water: Water is available during open season in watering tank. Water is for horses only.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By:

Marietta Unit, Athens Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

To find this campground and trailhead west of Marietta, OH:

  • Take Hwy. 7 east/north from Marietta to Newport (17 miles).
  • Turn north at the Kinderhook sign at County Road 25, two miles past Newport
  • Follow the road 0.8 miles to County Road 244 and the trailhead.

General Notes:

This trailhead is part of the the Kinderhook Riding Trail.See a map of the area.


Parking:

Ample parking is available at trailheads.


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Horse Camping

Recreation areas with activity Horse Camping:

The trailhead is available for camping but is more a dispersed site with no designated sites or amenities.

Corrals No
Hitching Rails Yes
Loading Ramp No
Size Restrictions No
Fire Information
  • You can build a campfire as long as you have a 10 foot clearance around it and put a ring around it with rocks.
  • Fires must be extinguished before leaving camp.
  • No bonfires are allowed.
  • No standing or green trees may be cut.
  • Check the bulletin boards to ensure no fire bans are in effect.
No. of Sites Not designated
Reservation Info Sites are not able to be reserved.
No. of Accessible sites None
Watering Tank Water is available during open season in watering tank.  Water is for horses only.
CorralsNo
Hitching RailsYes
Fire InformationYou can build a campfire as long as you have a 10-foot clearance around it and put a ring around it with rocks. Fires must be extinguished before leaving camp. No bon fires are allowed. No standing or green trees may be cut. Check the bulletin boards to ensure no fire bans are in effect.
Loading RampNo
No. of SitesNot designated
Size RestrictionsNo
Reservation InfoNo
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:

This 12-mile trail winds through the rolling hills of the Wayne National Forest. It has been developed for horse and mountain biking use, but hiking is allowed year-round.

Yes
Corrals No
Hitching Rails Yes
Loading Ramp No
Size Restrictions No
Water Availability?
  • Water is available during open season in watering tank.  Water is for horses only.
Permit required? No
CorralsNo
Hitching RailsYes
Loading RampNo
Size RestrictionsNo
Water AvailabilityPonds are Available
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
12.3 miles

  Latitude : 
39.42605475

  Longitude : 
-81.21692816

 



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