The Wayne National Forest is a patchwork of public land that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio. 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 to ATVs, mountain bikes, and horseback riders from mid-April to mid-December each year. Come visit the Wayne and hike or ride our trails!

Features

Forest Plan Revision

Trail with Wildflowers

The Wayne National Forest is pleased to announce that it has begun revising its Forest Plan in April of 2018. Learn more about what this means, where we are in the process, and how you can get involved!


Baileys Mountain Bike Trail System Partnership

The six Ohio University students selected for the summer 2017 internship program.

A diverse and growing group of local residents and community leaders envision a nationally recognized mountain bike project as a means of elevating the region.


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Spotlights

Current and Recent Projects in Analysis

A team of horse riders ride along a sheer stone cliff.

Before certain activities can take place on the Wayne National Forest, we complete an analysis of the potential effects and involve the public. 

Administrative Change 10 Public Notification

The Wayne National Forest has completed Administrative Change #10 to the 2006 Land and Resource Management Plan to address utility corridor development under the scope of the Forest Plan.


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