Wayne National Forest - Marietta Div. - Trail, Matietta, Ohio

Wayne National Forest - Marietta Div. - Trail, Matietta, Ohio

DESCRIPTION

100,000 acres,90 miles of trails,100% bike access, No 4-wheelers or motorcycles permitted, 400''+ hills,pristine under rode singletrack trails.Most of the terrain would be classified as advanced because of the nature of being a backcountry experience. There''s roots,rocks,ruts,drops,creek crossings, technically challenging climbs and downhills, with some hike a bike sections.As challenging as the terrain is,it can be enjoyed by the intermediate rider if they are in decent shape,take their time, rest and eat often,walk the short tuff sections and keep the rides shorter.The trails are open from April 15th to Dec.15th. Trail passes and maps can be aquired at the rangers office 2mi. north of Marietta on State Rt.7 in Reno,OH. on the right. Most of the trails on the map appear to be out and backs which are great by themselves, but the locals have devised many EPIC rides by linking up trails with rural township roads which will be detailled in seperate reviews. The trails are maintained by a group of riders in the Marietta chapter of The North Country Trail Association (NCT). There are 43 miles of the NCT in the Marietta district.The Leith Run campground is open starting Memorial Day. It is 2mi. north of Newport OH. on RT.7. It''s in a great location to the trail system with nice ammenities that''s right on the Ohio River with boat docks. For upto date trail condition and a possible ride guide feel free to e-mail me.(intense_rwh@hotmail.com)

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 31, 2015]
travis
Cross Country Rider

The trails are challenging and great, but being spread over such a large area it is hard to keep trees cleaned off. A great effort is made by River Valley Mountain Bike Association members, but don't be surprised to encounter downed trees.

I also wanted to make a note regarding Leith Run campground. It is about 7 miles north of Newport. There are no boat docks and the launch ramp is no longer usable, but they did build a new ramp about 1 mile north of the campground.

Customer Service

Greenwood and Scenic River can be accessed from Leith Run. Ohio View with the trailhead in Beavertown on St Rt 7 north of Leith Run is also a great trail.

Similar Products Used:

Marietta City trails and Mountwood (WV) Park

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RATING
5
VALUE
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4
[Sep 08, 2006]
Ryan Smith
Cross Country Rider

The Marietta Unit of Wayne National Forest is Ohio's best kept secret for mountain biking. We have a weeks worth of different rides in the Marietta Unit and have began construction of a trail network within the Marietta city limits. We are also less than an hour drive from riding in the Athens area, Lake Hope, Mountwood Park and North Bend Park.

Customer Service

We have a lot of great rides but the link ups aren't always easy to figure out. Send us an e-mail and we will show you around.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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