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Note: The City of Athens placed a moratorium on trail development and maintenance six years ago. It is still in effect.
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Note: Items in red are outlinks; others are on this site.

Athens Area Trail Plans

  Download copies of trail plans by Athens Trails for our area, available in text, Wordperfect, Microsoft Word, or Acrobat Adobe .pdf files.

List of Maps

  Link page for all maps on the site; maps are also linked from individual pages. Page includes trail maps, public lands maps, and other maps of interest.

Great Day Hikes

  Descriptions of great day hikes in the Athens area (go to trail maps link for maps).


  MAWE (Multigenerational Appalachian Woodland Explorers) is an informal organization that organizes monthly group hikes in our region.

Athens Trail

  The Athens Trail is a project being initiated to build a hiking trail around the City of Athens to improve trails access for area citizens and other hikers.

Adena-Hockhocking Bike Path

  The Adena-Hockhocking Bike Path is an 18-mile multi-use (human power only) paved path that extends from East State Street in Athens to Hocking College (this is an outlink).

Moonville Rail-Trail

  The Moonville Rail-Trail Project is making a multi-use trail on an old railroad grade in western Athens County. This is an outlink.

Buckeye Trail

  The Buckeye Trail is a major hiking trail that loops around the entire state of Ohio, and passes through northern Athens County, where it is coincident with the North Country Trail and the American Discovery Trail (this is an outlink).

North Country Trail

  The North Country Trail is a 4,000-mile trail that passes through northern tier states, from upstate New York to North Dakota. It is one of eight National Scenic Trails, and coincides with the Buckeye Trail in southern Ohio (this is an outlink).

American Discovery Trail

  The American Discovery Trail is a coast-to-coast trail that passes through central tier states, from the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware to the coast of northern California, and coincides with the Buckeye Trail in southern Ohio (this is an outlink).

Strouds Run Area Trails

  Trails at Strouds Run State Park, Riddle State Nature Preserve, City of Athens preserve lands, and adjacent areas.

Other Area Trails

  Other area trails at state parks, state forests, and national forest.

Other Regional Trails

  Trails within reasonable driving distance, in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

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