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hikes, bikes, and bridles

The trails at Mohican State Park offer plenty of opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature while getting a good dose of exercise. The park offers 13 miles of hiking trails and an additional 32 miles can be found in the adjacent Mohican Memorial State Forest. These trails are also perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing during the winter.

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Hiking Trails

Between Mohican State Park and Mohican Memorial State Forest, explorers looking to venture by foot will find a variety of one- and two-mile hiking trails that vary by degree of difficulty. For beautiful views of the lake, follow the Pleasant Hill Trail. To finish at the scenic wooden bridge, follow the Hemlock Gorge Trail.

Lyons Falls

This is our most popular trail, located at the covered bridge and the dam. This is a moderate to difficult 2 mile round trip trail.

Hemlock Gorge and North Rim

This trail system runs from the front of the main camp area to the covered bridge. This is a 3 mile one-way walk that is easy to moderate.

Hog Hollow Trail

This trail starts at the covered bridge and ends at the fire tower. This trail follows up the hillside to the fire tower and is a difficult trail.

Pleasant Hill Trail

This a family friendly 1.5 mile round trip hike along the river from the covered bridge to the Pleasant Hill dam. Trail is easy.

Discovery Forest

A 2 mile educational trail that weaves its way through a previous clear cut, a selective cut and other forest management techniques. Trail is easy for all ages and great fun for the kids.

Mountain Biking

A newly expanded 25-mile bike trail passes through Mohican State Forest and offers mountain bikers quite an experience. The trail is filled with gradual uphill climbs, rollercoaster-type terrain, steep downhills, and breathtaking views of the park and surrounding region. The Mohican mountain bike trail system was named #4 in the country by the MTB Project.

Short Loop

The trail starts and ends at the staging area located across SR3 from the main campground. This is a 6 mile loop that follows the hillside from SR3 to the group camp and back. Moderately difficult.

25 Mile Loop

There are two staging areas. One is located at SR3 across from the main campgroud and the other is located off of SR 97 near the Memorial Shrine. This trail is moderate to difficult and is not for the novice mountain biker. This is a one directional trail and does require some advance skill.

horseback riding

The state park and forest support over 22 miles of bridle trails for public use. There is also a horseman’s campground located at nearby Malabar Farm State Park. For day trail use, horse owners may bring their horse and use one of the two staging areas located off of State Route 97 and ride through some of the most scenic areas in Ohio. If you get hungry, you can ride the orange trail to the lodge , tie up your horse and enjoy a meal at Bromfields Restaurant. There are several stables located outside the park, which offer trail riding and their information is listed below.

Local Riding Stables

Equestrian Valley:
419-589-5161 or 419-545-4765
2495 Crimson Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44903

Triple M Riding Rescue Ranch:
794 County Road 2404
Loudonville, Ohio 44842