Zaleski State Forest Horse Camp Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Zaleski is the second largest state forest in the Ohio system at almost 27,000 acres. It’s also home to the state’s best-known backpack trail, also known as the Zaleski. It’s 23.5 miles if you follow the main loop, though there’s also a 10-mile day loop. A map shows the layout of the trail and outlines trail rules while also highlighting historic and natural sights you might see along the way. That includes Zaleski flint, which was important to Native Americans as a tool and can be found in places here. There’s more to the forest than that, though. It also has 50 miles of bridle trails emanating from the horsecamp. There are grouse and turkey management zones where the habitat is manipulated for those species, as well as the Waterloo, a 447-acre forest within the Zaleski that contains some of the tallest, oldest white pines in the state."