Wayne National Forest

Wayne National Forest offers 300 miles of trails open to different types of recreation from ATV to hiking, horseback riding to mountain biking. A Forest Trail Permit is required to operate off-road vehicles, or to ride horses or mountain bikes on the Wayne National Forest.

Wayne National Forest 13700 US Highway 33 Nelsonville, OH 45764 (740) 753-0101

Headquarters: 39.402667,-82.167703

Wildcat Hollow is the nearest Wayne National Forest area to the Hocking Hills. It offers two options; a fifteen mile loop of scenic trail along ridge-tops and stream bottoms, and a short five mile loop for day hikes. Both trails will lead through tall pine forests, open meadows, quiet streams, rock outcroppings, and down old roads overlooking miles of beautiful landscape.

Tinker's Cave: 39.546255, -82.226422

Cave where the infamous horse thief Shep Tinker hid his horses in the 1800s. 

Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail: 39.572798,-82.032895

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