A future multi-use muscle powered trail to be constructed along the former B&O railroad grade in Athens and Washington counties. This trail will be an important piece of the regional rail trail system, eventually connecting the Moonville Rail Trail and Hockhocking-Adena bikeway to the west with the North Bend Rail Trail and American Discovery Trail to the east.
Trail corridor in Athens County following abandoned B&O railroad grade. Click on the map image or the Earth Maps link to view route options in Google Earth.
Once the Athens-Belpre Rail-Trail is completed, its regional implications will be enormous. It will be the only alternative transportation route serving many destinations within southeast Ohio and also a major thoroughfare for long-distance cycling through Ohio.