horseback Riding Hocking Hills

Horseback Riding - Zaleski State Forest

 The Zaleski State Forest is the second largest forest in the system. The Zaleski State Forest Backpack Trail was established on the forest to provide backpacking opportunities as well as to introduce some scenic and historic aspects of the forest. The main trail is a loop of 23.5 miles. There is also a 10-mile day loop trail

Hocking Hills


Zaleski State Forest
P.O. Box 330, S.R. 278
Zaleski, Ohio 45698-0330

 Zaleski Backpack



Zaleski State Forest Brochure

Zaleski Backpack Brochure



General Rules:
This campground is for horse riders only. There is no charge for riding the trails. Day users are to use the day use parking lot.
-Horse campers are to register at the Self-Registration Booth. Only one unit is permitted per campsite.
-Campsites are available on a first-come first-served basis; saving campsites is prohibited.
-Fires and camping are allowed in designated areas only.
-Do not leave fires unattended.
-For your safety, the forest closes at dark; riding is not permitted after dark.
-Please park all equipment on your campsite; do not park in the grass.
-Maintain your campsite in a clean and sanitary manner.
-Please use the hitch posts; tying horses to trees is prohibited.
-Please observe quiet hours from 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
-Open display and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
-The use of firearms is restricted to lawful hunting only.
-Only ride the designated trails. Riding is prohibited in state park and preserve areas. (Exception: Riders of the Buckeye Trail may use the horsemen's bypass around the east end of Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls).
-Obtain permission before using private land. The State Forest boundary is marked with yellow blazes.

If you don't own a horse:

Uncle Buck's Riding Stable

73930 Buck Lane

New Marshfield, Ohio 45766


Definately the place to go! Guides are great and there's no need to worry how you're getting into the saddle, they have steps to get on the horses! Whether you're brand new to horses or have ridden for years, this is one adventure you don't want to miss!

Uncle Buck's Riding Stable