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Shawnee State Forest-Ben’s Happy Trails

Near: OtwayOH (Weather)
Number of
10 Total
64 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description Trails are up & down hills. Not muddy. Several streams & creeks.Some trails are wide and you can ride 2 & 3 abreast. Some areNarrow & you must ride single file. None of the trails are dangerous. Trails are sandstone & horses will need shoes. Trail maps available &Easy to follow.
Best Time to Visit Fall - the Fall color is beautiful
Times to Avoid
Campground Campsites have water & electric; primitive campsites are also available. Dump station available. Campsites have hitching posts & tie lines. Corrals & stalls are available to rent. Cabins & bunkhouse rooms available.
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Elect; Primitive; Shower; Toilets; Pump; Lodging stalls; tie-ups; water; stream Ben & Karen Thompson
Ben, Karen
3494 Big Spruce Little Bear Creek Rd.
Otway, OH 45657
Directions Contact for directions.
This information was provided by Karen Thompson on 9/13/2022 10:32:29 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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