Wayne National Forest
27750 State Route 7
Marietta, OH 45750
Welcome to the Kinderhook Horse Trail. Horses,
mountain bike riders, and hikers are welcome on this
trail. This is the Wayne National Forest's newest trail
system which provides 16 miles of scenic riding. 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
The trail system is closed to horse use from
December 16th through April 14th. Due to
flood damage, these trails will remain closed until repairs completed.
Stay on the designated trail. The trail is marked
by gray diamonds on trees or posts. By staying on marked
trails you will avoid riding on private land.
Please observe the following trail courtesy:
The Kinderhook Cemetery is not in
public ownership. Keep horses out of the cemetery
and treat it with the respect it deserves.
- Mountain bikers yield to horse riders & hikers.
- Hikers yield to horse riders.
- Horse riders control your horse.
Camping is allowed at the trailhead though space is limited. There is no
charge for camping but please leave nothing but footprints.
Oil and gas roads cross the trail. These roads
access oil and gas wells on private land and are
not open for riding.
Oil and gas wells are private property and are
very dangerous. Please keep away from them.
National Forest lands are open to public hunting.
Please be aware of the different hunting seasons
and plan your trail ride accordingly. State fishing
and hunting regulations are enforced.
Water in ponds and streams can be used for
horses, but is unsafe for human consumption.
No vegetation may be cut and all fires must be
extinguished before leaving camp.
Be alert for ticks, snakes, and poison ivy.
Off-road vehicle, mountain bike, and horse riders
age 16 and older are required to have a permit and
stay on trails designated for their use. Seasonal
($25/season) and daily ($5/day) permits are available
from our offices and several local stores.
For maps and more information: