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70 miles of Singletrack

Baileys Trail System
Miles of Singletrack: 22

Southeastern Ohio, a gateway to Appalachia, is now home to the Baileys Trail System. Here the rolling hills, lush forests, and abandoned mines combine to create a truly unique terrain for trail riding. This network of trails invites riders of all skill levels to enjoy an experience unlike any other nationwide. The Baileys Trail System is managed by the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia through an agreement with the Wayne National Forest. This system currently has direct community connections to Chauncey and Doanville, and future connections are planned to Nelsonville and Buchtel.
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Lake Hope Trail System
Miles of Singletrack: 25

Lake Hope State Park offers a truly relaxing, yet rustic get away from the high speed of modern life. The entire park lies within the Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. The park’s heavily forested region is marked by steep gorges and narrow ridges with remnants of abandoned mining and iron producing industries. The park surrounds the lake and boasts a wooded family campground and a variety of cabins for families and gatherings of all sizes, including the roomy Laurel Lodge. No visit to the park is complete without a stop in the dining lodge for a hearty meal. Cyclists will enjoy miles of well-maintained scenic singletrack, gravel, and road in this area. Singletrack trails difficulty is intermediate. Every trail crossing is clearly identified with reflective signage. Trailheads include The Iron Furnace, Grouse Point, Four Points, Yosemite, Water Tower and Sidewinder parking lot.
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Strouds Run and Sells Trail Network
Miles of Singletrack: 24

Located outside of the city of Athens and within easy driving distance of Ohio University, Strouds Run State Park surrounds Dow Lake and draws a mix of trail and lake users. Miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding provide scenic views from rugged trails. The lake offers boating, paddling, swimming, and a shaded campground.  Singletrack trails are well maintained. Trail difficulty is mostly intermediate. However, there are some technical challenges for advanced riders. Trailheads include Dow Lake Dam and Sundown parking lot, Thunderbunny/Hickory/Trace, Thunderbunny/Hollow Point, and Hollow Point near the lake. If you would like to add in some additional miles, Strouds Run State Park connects to Sells Park in Athens and these are generally treated as one trail network.  At Sells, you’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery on the ridgeline overlooking East State Street. Trail difficulty ranges from intermediate to advanced. Trailheads are located at the end of Avon Street, just off of East State Street across from the Athens Community Center and Cucumbertree parking lot.
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