Stone Church Horseback Riding System

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Stone Church Horsecamp

Named for the skeletal ruins of an old stone church nearby, the Stone Church Horse Trail System provides a great opportunity for scenic riding. Various loops for other distances are available. The horse trail winds through the rolling hills of the Wayne National Forest. The trails 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.

The trailhead provides a camp specifically for equestrians and 21 miles of scenic riding. The horse camp has ten sites are provided at the campground, each with a 45' long by 15' wide parking space. Two sites are fully accessible for people with disabilities. Each site has a covered paddock, fire pit, grill, and tent pad.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Horseback riding allowed only during open season (April 15 through December 15).
  • Day and night (with lights) access is permitted.
  • Open year-round for hiking.
Fees No trail permit required.
Open Season: April 15 - December 15
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Shawnee, OH
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By:

Athens Ranger District

General Information


To find this trail system west of Shawnee, OH:

  • Take State Route 93 out of Shawnee.
  • Turn left on County Road 38.
  • The Horse Camp and main trailhead is on the right, the old primitive campground trail head is further on to the west.

General Notes:

This trailhead is part of the The Stone Church Horseback Riding Trail System. Routes can be planned using a map of the trail system click .


Ample parking is available at trailheads.

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