Harrison State Forest Trailriders and Ronsheim Campgrounds Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This 1,345-acre forest in Harrison County is a relatively new one, by public standards. It wasn’t purchased until 1961. Of course, it wasn’t much of a forest then either. The area had been heavily strip-mined, with just the steeper ridges and deeper valleys left untouched. The state purchased the area and planted more than 100,000 trees. That—combined with the fact acid mine water is not much of a problem, given the presence of so much limestone in the ground—has made this a wooded wonderland of sorts. There are not a lot of modern amenities on hand. Solitude is the most common thing. But there are 24 miles of trails, suitable for horseback riders or hikers. They lead past mature and developing forests, roads, and ponds, some of them good for fishing for warmwater species like bass and bluegills."