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Hanging Rock ORV Trails

Friday, April 28, 2023

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Hanging Rock Trail System, Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Wayne National Forest has about 26 miles of challenging loops that consist of steep uphill and down hill descents, water crossings, jumps, a nice mix of hard pack and loose dirt plus a few berms.

Camping is prohibited at the main staging area but is permitted throughout the forest. There are several primitive campsites with trail access that can be found on the gravel portion of FS Road 105 and on several spur roads.

A permit is required to ride here which must be obtained prior to arrival since they are not available on site. Permits can be obtained by visiting any of the three Wayne National Forest district offices, online or from one of the local vendors.

This is a very popular place during weekends and is known for its numerous small fishing ponds. The trails have an annual seasonal closure from mid December through mid April.

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Permit RequiredYesWayne NF Trail Permit and Ohio APV Tag
Dates OpenApril 1 - December 15
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
dispersed camping permitted
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas10' clearance required and must have a ring of rocks.
Night RidingYes
Trail BlazingProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


RidingYes ($20.00 per rider)
Three Day Permit - $20; Seasonal Permit - $35


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityHanging Rock, OH
AddressPark Road 105, Ironton, OH 45638
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Portsmouth, OH
1) Take US-52 East to the exit for SR-650, about 24 miles
2) At end of off ramp turn left (north) on SR-650, continue about .8 miles
3) Turn left (west) on Forest Road 105.
4) Continue about 1.5 miles toward the staging area.


Contact InfoWayne National Forest - Ironton Ranger District
6518 State Route 93
Pedro, OH 45659
(740) 534-6500
Contact InfoOhio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
(614) 752-7800
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Approx Size6,400 acres (10 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail26
Climate TypeForest
Elevation600 to 900 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly MaintainedATV trails are marked with orange diamonds.
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe national forest has many rider traffic on typical days.Many
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has mostly expert terrain.Mostly


Gasoline GasolineHanging Rock, OH
Diesel DieselHanging Rock, OH
Potable Water WaterHanging Rock, OH
RV Hookups RV HookupHanging Rock, OH
RV Dump Station RV DisposalHanging Rock, OH
Primitive Camping CampgroundHanging Rock, OH
Convenience Store Conv StoreHanging Rock, OH
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