WNF trails set to open today

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 17, 2005


Get out your hiking boots or your mountain bike.

The Wayne National Forest opened the Ironton district trails today. Trails will be open through Dec. 15.

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ATV, off-highway motorcycle, horse, and mountain bike riders are required to purchase a trail permit to ride on WNF trails. The trail permits are now available locally for purchase at the Ironton District Office and 8 participating vendor locations in Lawrence, Jackson and Scioto counties.

There are two main categories of trail permits:

All-purpose trail permit and Horse and Mountain Bike Only trail permit.

The All-purpose trail permit requires proof of valid driver's license at time of purchase and the Horse and Mountain Bike Only trail permit does not.

Riders under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a valid licensed motor vehicle operator who is at least 18 years of age or older when riding trails.

Permits may also be purchased by mail by downloading and completing an online application from the WNF web site at www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne and mailing it in with your check to: USDA Forest Service, 27750 State Route 7, Marietta, OH


If you have questions call the Ironton district office at (740) 534-6500 or the Forest Supervisor's office at (740) 753-0101.