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Wayne National Forest Trails Now Open
Posted on: 04/23/2013
By  Mike Cullums
The Wayne National Forest trail network opened for the season last week and the trails remain open until December 15.  
Chad Wilberger, recreation program manager for the Forest, says there are about 134 miles of all-terrain-vehicle and off-highway-motorcycle trails; 88 miles of horse trails; and 209 miles of trails available to mountain bikers to enjoy. Wilberger adds that many of those biking trails are shared with other types of trail users.
All trail riders age 16 and older must purchase a Wayne National Forest trail permit to use the trails. While such permits are not required for those under 16, motorized trail riders under 16 must be accompanied by a licensed operator, 18 or older. All motorized trail riders must have a valid driver’s license, register their vehicles with the your state BMV and must purchase a trail permit.
Wilberger says the costs of permits are: seasonal permit $45; 3-day permit $24; or a daily permit is $12. Permits can be purchased online, at participating vendor locations, or at any of the Forest administrative offices.
You can learn more by visiting the National Forest headquarters and visitor center on US 33 between Athens and Nelsonville (740-753-0101) or stopping by the Marietta office at 27750 State Route 7 (740-373-9055).
Visit the Wayne’s website at
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