Though only 2.5 miles, the National Road Bikeway features an impressive below-grade tunnel, which was built in 1902. The narrow tunnel is 532 feet long and is lighted but still gives you the impression of passing through a cave. Water trickles from the ceiling. A platform above the tunnel allows views of the trail. You'll also cross a 342-foot bridge, and be prepared to slow down for the gazebosmack in the middle of the trail.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at both ends: on the south at Township Hwy 278 nr. Wamock St. Clairsville Rd. (SR 9); on the north at N. Market St. (Township Hwy 435).
More than a bikeway
This beautiful trail is more than a bikeway. Any time of the day it's great for a pleasant run, walk or ride. The shade trees, following stream and protecting slopes keep it cool throughout the summer. Don't forget to stop and get a picture of the historic ...
Peaceful and Relaxing
I've been wanting to walk this trail for a while now. I finally got a chance to do that today. This walk was beautiful, and quite peaceful and relaxing. The gazebo was breathtaking. The tunnel was very interesting to say the least. I spent a lot of time ...
Very bucolic trail
I originally read about this trail on the internet. While traveling through the area I stopped off to bike it on an early morning in 2007. I parked at the southern trailhead, biked to the northern end, and then pedaled back to the southern end.