6518 State Route 93
Pedro, OH 45659
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- 24 miles
- 9 - 10 hours
The Hanging Rock area of the Wayne National Forest provides some excellent opportunities for riding off-road vehicles (ORVs). This 5,000-acre area has 24 miles of trail available for off-road vehicle, hiking, and mountain bike use. These trails wind through an area strip-mined in the 1960's and 1970's. Much of the upland area was badly scarred, and some areas are left with steep slopes providing challenging trails to riders.
Camping is allowed at trailheads however the primary purpose of the trailheads is for parking. Be considerate of others and do not block access to roads, trails, or trailheads. Information on private campgrounds in the area can be obtained from the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 740-377-4550.
Remember, if you camp at the trailheads, you can build a campfire as long as you have a 10 foot clearance around it and put a ring around it with rocks. No bon fires are allowed. Fires must be extinguished before leaving camp. No standing or green trees may be cut. Check the bulletin boards to ensure no fire bans are in effect.
The area is also known for its fishing ponds, 51 of which are available for fishing. The ponds which are scattered along the ORV trail, lend a picturesque backdrop to an ORV ride. Two of these ponds are shown here.
Note: only trails marked with orange diamonds are designated for ORV use!
Two other trail systems for off-road vehicles are provided on the Wayne NF. One trail system, Pine Creek, is nearby. The other area, Monday Creek is north of Nelsonville, Ohio.