Horseback Riding Trails in Ohio

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  • 4-C Bicentennial Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 4C Bicentennial Trail is one of several throughout Wilmington, OH, and runs between Southeast Neighborhood Park and Fife Avenue (CR 82), just across the road from the south end of Denver Williams Memorial Park. The trail passes through a ...
  • Great Guernsey Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Great Guernsey Trail runs for 6 miles from the eastern edge of Cambridge to Lore City. The paved trail occupies a former CSX railroad corridor through rural wooded countryside. Because it parallels Leatherwood Creek for much of its route, ...
  • Headwaters Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The bucolic Headwaters Trail is a pleasant 8-mile journey through the rural landscape between Mantua and Garrettsville. The path has a crushed-stone surface and is mostly shaded. It follows the route of the old Cleveland-Mahoning Railroad line ...
  • Heritage Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    More than half of the smooth, flat, 6.1-mile Heritage Rail-Trail has a parallel 4-mile horse trail. The equestrian corridor starts at Hayden Run Road and continues northwest to the Cemetery Pike trailhead. If you're walking, biking or inline ...
  • Heritage Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 17.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

    Findlay lies at the heart of Hancock County's 17-mile Heritage Trail. From the city center, the trail extends west to Litzenberg Memorial Woods and east to Van Horn Cemetery. The trail mostly follows the course of the Blanchard River and offers ...
  • Holmes County Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If traveling through Ohio's Amish country and sharing space with bicycles, buggies and abundant wildlife sounds like an idyllic day to you, then you will enjoy the 15-mile Holmes County Trail. A good place to start is the trail's Hipp Station ...
  • Lowe's Drive Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lowe's Connector Trail parallels Lowe's Drive in Wilmington, OH, and links Rombach Avenue with Prairie Road; however, this is no sidewalk once you reach Prairie Road. The trail is best used to access shopping centers along Lowe's Drive from ...
  • Maple Highlands Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 18.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Maple Highlands Trail consists of 3 separate segments totaling more than 18 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape, heavily wooded in places. The paved northern ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

    State: OH
    Length: 36.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Miami & Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1845, an engineering marvel stretching from Cincinnati to Toledo. This canal was heavily used until competition from the railroad caused the decline of the canal system. The Miami & Erie Canal ...
  • Mohican Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mohican Valley Trail runs for nearly 5 miles along an abandoned right-of-way of the old Penn Central Railroad on the eastern edge of Knox County, between Brinkhaven and Danville. The trail features the stunning Bridge Of Dreams in Brinkhaven, ...
  • Moonville Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Moonville Rail Trail is a 16-mile trail that utilizes the former Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad that began service in the 1850s. This railroad provided only industrial service, never carrying passengers because of its proximity to the ...
  • Muskingum Recreational Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    The Muskingum Recreation Trail runs for 4.5 miles along a ballast trail between Main Street in Dresden and Rock Cut Road. The trail offers views of the Muskingum River, with impressive rock formations, through a wooded corridor. Another 0.5-mile ...
  • North Coast Inland Trail - Huron County (Norwalk to Bellevue)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 22.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The North Coast Inland Trail through Huron County is just one segment of a system of trails in the North Coast Inland chain. Other segments include Lorain County, Sandusky/Ottawa counties and the Wabash Connector. The trail passes among hardwood ...
  • Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 85 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 85 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south to Bolivar, but it will eventually extend ...
  • Ohio Canal Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Grass, Gravel

    The Ohio Canal Greenway extends south from Hebron on an old Penn Central Railroad right-of-way. Farm fields border the trail on the west, while remnants of the historic Ohio and Erie Canal are to the east. Birdwatchers and other fans of wildlife ...
  • Ohio to Erie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 247 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the paved trail will connect residents in villages, ...
  • Olde Muskingum Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Olde Muskingum Trail parallels the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio & Erie Canalway between Cherry Street in Canal Fulton and Forty Corners Road just north of Massillon. The 6-mile scenic trail has a crushed limestone surface for hiking and ...
  • Prairie Grass Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 29 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Prairie Grass Trail stretches 29 miles between London and Xenia, generally following US 42. The northern trailhead is located in London, behind the senior citizen's center, and has a picnic pavilion and public restroom. The trailhead ...
  • Sippo Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 9.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Sippo Valley Trail runs nearly 10 miles, with flat, gentle grades, between Dalton and Massillon. It takes its name from Sippo Creek, which cascades along the side of the trail for nearly its entire length. There are numerous small bridge ...
  • Tri-County Triangle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 34.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tri-County Triangle Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the communities of Washington Court House, Frankfort ...
  • Wabash Cannonball Trail (North and South Fork)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 63 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge in the eastern city of Maumee then jackknife ...
  • Western Reserve Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 42.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    Closure Notice: As of November 2015, a portion of the Western Reserve Greenway between Hyde-Oakfield Road and Mahan Denman Road near the southern end of the trail (about a mile northeast of Bristolville) is closed until further notice. A sandstone ...
  • Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 5.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail connects its two namesake communities on a paved route that winds through East Fork Wildlife Area and along scenic William Harsha Lake. The experience is both off-road (utilizing abandoned roads) and ...
  • Xenia-Jamestown Connector

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 15.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Xenia–Jamestown Connector Trail links these two eponymous communities, and travels east beyond Jamestown to the Green/Fayette county line at Rosemoor Road. It's part of Ohio’s Miami Valley trail system, one of the nation's largest networks ...
  • Zoar Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 20.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    The Zoar Valley Trail winds along the Tuscarawas River for 20 miles between the village of Schoenbrunn in the south and Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar in the north. The path is mixture of rolling hills and level areas through wooded ...