Marietta River Trail

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Marietta’s River Trail runs for more than 3 miles along the Muskingum River through the city situated just across the Ohio River from West Virginia. The paved trail passes through Marietta’s quaint downtown, connecting residents with shops, restaurants and parks. Recent extensions have brought the trail farther east to the city’s strip of big-box stores along Pike Street/State Route 7.

In the heart of downtown, the River Trail passes the eastern access point for the Harmar Railroad Bridge. The trestle was converted for pedestrian and bicycle use in 1987 and rehabbed in 2007, allowing trail users to continue across the Muskingum River to Harmar Village and the Historic Harmar Bridge Transportation Museum on Maple Street. The unique bridge’s span turns by hand to allow for the passage of large boats. Be sure to stop safely on the bridge to take in sweeping views of the Muskingum River, Ohio River and West Virginia on the opposite shore.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for Marietta’s River Trail can be found at the path’s northern trailhead in Indian Acres Park on Linwood Avenue; in East Muskingum Park on Front Street; and at Ohio Riverfront Park on Ohio Street.

Reviews

Nice walking path, but not a bike trail

   May, 2014 by hockinghick

Really like biking and walking around Marietta. But this is the worst bike trail. It's nicely maintained and picturesque, but it is NOT a BIKE trail. It is a baby stroller path and dog-leash path. 1st couple times I tried to actually ride bike on it ...read more

"Beautiful trail, but not 6 miles"

   September, 2006 by pattyo

"I live in this area and have biked and walked this trail many times. It is a lovely trail with great scenery and nice people. However, in no stretch of the imagination is this trail 6 miles long. To be specific it is 2.8 miles. " read more