A linear horse trail begins and ends at the Winton
Woods Riding Center and is open year round. This one way trail measures
Miami Whitewater Forest
Shaker Trace Horse Trail is open year round. This circular trail measures 7.8 miles.
wooded horse trails are open, weather permitting. please review closure
policy below. Trail A measures 3.16 miles; trail B measures 2.86 miles;
trail C measures 1.45 miles for a total of 7.47 miles. Parking for the
wooded horse trail system is located off West Road beyond the Bluebird
For safety reasons, hiking is not permitted on horse trails.
the rain gauge at the Miami Whitewater Forest maintenance building,
closing of the wooded horse trails will be considered when it rains a
minimum of 0.5” in 24 hours.
Trail conditions will be inspected by
a Miami Whitewater Forest Operations employee on a section of the trail
near Timberlakes Drive, adjacent to the High Plains shelter.
the trail conditions have been confirmed to not be suitable for riding,
all wooded horse trails will be closed for a minimum of three days.
After three days with no significant additional rain or precipitation,
Miami Whitewater Forest Operations will verify trail conditions for
potential opening or continued closing.
The wooded horse trails
will be closed annually during the winter wet weather season from the
Monday after Thanksgiving to the first Monday in March. The trails will
be reopened annually from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day if riding
conditions are suitable.
Trail closure status will be posted on
park conditions page and updated only when the status has changed. The
phone number to call for wooded horse trail closing information is
513-728-3551, ext. 332.
Riding on wet trails creates low spots
which hold water on the trail and softens the soil resulting in
extensive damage. Keeping the trails closed during the wet season will
allow the trails to heal and prevent further damage.
with community support through trail reconstruction projects and ongoing
trail maintenance, Great Parks of Hamilton County’s long term goal for
the Miami Whitewater Forest Wooded Horse Trails is to create
sustainable, all weather trails that are open year round.