1 review of Wayne National Forest "We enjoy hiking in the Wayne National Forest. #3 - Wayne National Forest Scenic River Loop. The narrows of Storms Creek provide the site for this long, winding lake, which was created in 1939. The trails travel through dense vegetation and over hilly rough terrain with elevation changes of 280 feet. Get this from a library! Along the way, you may glimpse wildlife, and will recognize the influence of humans, both now and in the past. The Hanging Rock area of the Wayne National Forest provides some excellent opportunities for riding off-highway vehicles (OHVs). Wayne National Forest hiking, backpacking and mountain bike trails. Wayne National Forest - Athens Unit is a national forest in Ohio. Wayne National Forest Welcome Center 13700 US Highway 33 Nelsonville, OH 45764 (740) 753-0101 Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. Horse, mountain bike and hiking trails within a 30 minute drive. There are a variety of trails to choose from for an interesting day hike on the Wayne. Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Athens Ranger District - Marietta Unit Riders can access the trail system from the Lyra and Wolcott Trailheads. (740) 753-0101 The trail connects Country Road 9 with Bell Cemetery Road. Wayne NF weather report, historic temperatures and climate info,… Searchable lists of Wayne NF tourism offices and other helpful government agencies. Get this from a library! Wayne National and Zaleski State Forest Both within one mile of property. #7 - Symmes Creek Trail and Morgan Sisters Trail Loop, Symmes Creek Trail and Morgan Sisters Trail Loop. 8.5K likes. 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. Off-highway vehicle riders will need to find another option to access the Pine Creek OHV Trail System. The area is also known for its fishing ponds, 51 of which are available for fishing. The horse camp has ten sites are provided at the campground, each with a 45' long by 15' wide parking space. (740) 534-6500 Contact info: Wayne National Forest – Athens Ranger District, phone: 740-753-0101 Internet: Wayne National Forest Getting there: From State Route 13 heading north, 4.5 miles north of Glouster, or 3.5 miles south of Corning, turn right (east) onto Irish Ridge Road (County Road 16). Forest: Wayne National Forest District: Athens Ranger District Description: Wildcat Hollow is the most popular hiking trail on the Athens Ranger District.Miles of scenic trail wind along ridgetops and stream bottoms; allowing hikers to venture through white pine plantations, open meadows, deep deciduous forests, along quiet streams, and past rock outcrops. This past September we visited Lake Vesuvius in Wayne National Forest. This system has 26 miles of trail available for off-highway vehicle, mountain bike, and hiking use. River access at the Frontier Boat Launch Facility. It will lead you through a variety of vegetation: open fields, brushland, mature forest, and new forest. Monday - Friday, Athens Ranger District - Marietta Unit We followed the Lakeshore Trail counter-clockwise around the lake. The Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area is the Wayne National Forest's premier developed recreation site and is named after the historic Vesuvius Iron Furnace. Archers Fork is an absolutely beautiful hike. Many paved roads lead to the forest, including Highways 50, 52, and 33. Explore The Wayne, located in southeastern Ohio and the only national forest in the state. Monday - Friday. Two new flush restrooms with showers and one new vault restroom were installed. 1 Helpful vote ... We live right around Wayne National Forest and visit often! Add Your Photos. The order is necessary to prevent unlawful access to private property and to protect national forest property and resources. Forest Service.] (740) 753-0101 The trail will eventually link the Appalachian Trail, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. Today I hiked an 11.5 mile loop on the Baileys Trails in Wayne National Forest in Southeast Ohio. At Wayne National Forest, you can explore the diverse landscape, plants, wildlife, rivers, lakes and hiking trails. The sites have been designated for hosts or volunteers. These trails wind through an area strip-mined in the 1960's and 1970's. The segment on the Athens Unit is approximately 20 miles in length. The trailhead provides a camp specifically for equestrians and 21 miles of scenic riding. Absolutely beautiful country! I'm planning on hiking Wildcat Hollow towards the end of June. This family campground is located on a ridge on the west side of Lake Vesuvius. The Morgan Sisters Trail System is made up by the Coal Branch, Ridge, and School House loop trails and is located on the west side of Symmes Creek. In some places, the trail follows roads. Follow From The Dust Outdoors as they travel along the Wildcat Hollow Trail in Wayne National Forest. The Wayne National Forest has a wide variety of recreational activities. The Forest Service has determined that the section of trail is on private property and will need to be rerouted. The Ironton Ranger District is located in Lawrence, Scioto, Gallia, and Jackson counties. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time! AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, forest trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Symmes Creek North and Symmes Creek South Trails are on the east side of the creek and form a 4.53 mile loop. U.S. Forest Service-Wayne National Forest/Facebook A Wayne National Forest highlight with plenty of twists, turns, and climbs. Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm The order does not include the Telegraph Trailhead near State Route 93. State Route 26 (National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway) One of Ohio’s most beautiful stretches of highway. The trails wind through a variety of young and old forests, along ridgetops, and with occasional overlooks. This trailhead is part of the Symmes Creek/Morgan Sisters Trail System. Wayne National Forest Welcome Center 1-800-877-8339, Athens Ranger District - Athens Unit Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/wayne/recreation/hiking/?recid=6203&actid=50, Lake Vesuvius - Roadside Picnic Area (not shelter), Lake Vesuvius Picnic Areas - Roadside Shelter. Hiking in Wayne National Forest. Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio has more than 300 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Choose a hike that interests you and enjoy your day on the Wayne National Forest. Hiking, & Camping Lake Vesuvius. Along Symmes Creek there are large rock outcroppings and natural wetlands that are reminders of past uses of the land. Wayne National Forest. This recreation area is home to the 46-mile Lake Vesuvius Horse Trail System, open April 15-Dec. 15. Overview. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/ohio/wayne-national-forest/backpacking Read more. Forest headquarters are located between The Plains and Nelsonville, Ohio, on US Route 33, overlooking the Hocking River.. Hiking and backpacking trails : Wayne National Forest. There are 4 hiking trails that connect to different parts of this campground and boat dock. Old Beach Trail is 0.61 miles long and starts at the Black Oak parking area in Oak Hill Campground. Trail Advisory-Wayne National Forest Supervisor Anthony Scardina has issued a Closure Order for a portion of the Telegraph Trail, located on the Ironton Ranger District in Lawrence County. Over 20 miles of established horse, atv, hiking trails on property. 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. A few weeks ago, I decided to brave my first overnight backpacking trip to Wayne National Forest to hike to 16-mile Lake Vesuvius Backpacking trail.It didn't end up exactly as planned (most hikes never do), but we still have a blast and at the end, figured out we can do a … Lake Vesuvius is located in far southern Ohio in the Ironton Management Unit of Wayne National Forest, about 7 miles north of the Ohio River. 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