Trails at Zaleski State Forest

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Trails in the Athens District of the Wayne National Forest

There are three types of trails in the Athens District: hiking, horse, and ATV.

Hiking Trails

Wildcat Hollow Trail
This is the only internally-administered hiking trail in the Athens District, with a total of fifteen miles (24 kilometers) of trailway, in a loop trail. A cut-through offers the option to hike only five miles (8 kilometers). This trail is located just north of Burr Oak State Park, in close proximity to the Buckeye Trail (below).
To reach the Wildcat Hollow Trail from Athens, follow the directions to Burr Oak Lake State Park. Continue north on Ohio State Route 13 past the dam and turn right on Burr Oak Road, County Road 107, as you would as if going to the Burr Oak swimming beach. Go 0.9 mile on Burr Oak Road, and turn left on Beech Road, which is Township Road 299. At 1.5 miles, turn right to stay on Beech Road, then at a very short distance, go straight onto Dew Road. Dew Road becomes Sunday Creek Road in Morgan County; take Sunday Creek Road east to the trailhead.
Buckeye Trail - North Country Trail - American Discovery Trail
These three trails share the same trailway in our area. The North Country Trail has been designated a National Scenic Trail. The Buckeye Trail circles the state. The American Discovery Trail goes coast-to-coast. The North Country Trail goes from eastern New York into North Dakota. This trailway can be accessed in the Athens area at Tom Jenkins Dam at Burr Oak State Park, or elsewhere on the south shore in the state park. It can also be accessed from several features in the Hocking Hills area.

Horse Trail

Stone Church Horse Trail System