This trailhead is part of the Stone Church Horse Trail System.
Named for the skeletal ruins of an old stone church nearby, the Stone Church Horse Trail System provides a great opportunity for scenic riding on 21 miles of trails. Various loops for other distances are available. The horse trail winds through the rolling hills of the Wayne National Forest. The trails will lead you through a variety of vegetation: open fields, brushland, mature forest, and new forest. Along the way, you may glimpse wildlife, and will recognize the influence of humans, both now and in the past. You will also pass many of our land management activities.
The trailhead provides a camp specifically for equestrians and 21 miles of scenic riding. The horse camp has ten sites are provided at the campground, each with a 45′ long by 15′ wide parking space. Two sites are fully accessible for people with disabilities. Each site has a covered paddock, fire pit, and tent pad.
INFORMATION FROM USDA WEBSITE
Two trail bridges along the main loop are closed for public safety until further notice. Trail system remains open.
● Trails are seasonally closed to horseback riding use from winter to early spring. Visit our Recreation page to see seasonal open and close dates for the current year.
● Open year-round for hiking.
● This campground is open seasonally from early spring to winter. Visit our Recreation page to see seasonal open and close dates for the current year.
Accessible, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Camping fee is $15/night.
Watering tank available. Water at faucet is potable but water in tank is only fit for horses.
Operated By Athens Ranger District
Near Shawnee on County Road 38 in Perry County, the Stone Church Horse Camp and Trail is open for horseback riding and camping April 15th through December 15th.
Named for the ruins of an old stone church nearby, this facility provides a camp for equestrians and 21 miles of scenic riding. Ten sites are provided, each with a 45′ long by 15′ wide parking space. Two sites are fully accessible.
The site has a restroom facility and water for horses. Each site has a covered paddock, fire pit, grill, and tent pad.
Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. An additional day use parking area is available nearby.