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Explore the best rated trails in Dover, OH. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Holmes County Trail and Bike and Hike Trail. With more than 43 trails covering 4419 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
My dog Bailey and I are always looking for a new place to go. Glad I chose this location. Beautiful, clean and great hike!
We intended to start trail at Schoenbrunn Historic Village. No signs, and were unable to find the start of the trail. Reviewed the traillink map and then headed by road to New Philadelphia. Found the end of the southern trail. Stopped passersby, no one knew what trail we asked about. Eventually resorted to "google maps" and followed a hilly road which turned us right onto a trail that ran along the river for a couple of miles. Again, no signs. There were a few forks in the trail with no signage, so we had to guess as to which way to go. By this time we had no reception. The trail was rough, more suited to mountain bikes with no panniers!! We walked our bikes up a few VERY steep hills and through Camp Tuscazoar to a car parking area where some locals gave us directions back to roads that would take us on to the Ohio & Eerie Towpath. The towpath was a very pleasant 5-6 miles to Fort Lauren. Enjoyed this section very much. The previous 15 miles I would not recommend due to lack of signage, hills and rough terrain, ESPECIALLY if you are travelling with luggage. Only recommend for mountain bikers on day trip who know the area.
Miles 1-5 desperately need repaved. Gaps where pavement have separated, jar you and your bike. Feeble attempts, on some of them to fill in have created just as annoying bumps. What used to be a very decent trail has definitely taken a turn for the worse. No longer a pleasure to ride!!!
Beautiful scenery and a well maintained asphalt trail. Predominantly flat with a couple elevation changes that are noticable. Minimum traffic.
This is a beautiful trail at all times of the year. Lots of shade and only a few - not so busy road crossings. It's a day trip destination ride from Clevealnd, Pittsburgh or Columbus. As the trail takes you through Leetonia and it's brick streets, you can visualize a once thriving Italian community. St. Patricks church and its' attached grade school (no longer open) still stands proudly as the centerpiece of the town. You'll love this trail!!!!
I ride on this constantly!
Great views great for walking and biking.
Surprised to see this amazing trail that has great bed and breakfasts along it is not noted as part of the Great American Rail Trail. It sure would help demonstrate more GART completion if it was.
This is an excellent trail that is well maintained. The trail follows the creek and the views are that if typical Tuscarawas County farmland.
We rode on this as an extension of our Wheeling Heritage Trails ride. It's a seamless transition. The asphalt on the Brooke Pioneer is just a bit less smooth though. There were a lot of leaves and branches down when we rode. Somewhere north of Beech Bottom we came upon a trail closed sign but the trail looked open so we rode on. Maybe a mile later the trail changed to large gravel and we could see construction equipment on the trail ahead so we turned around. With the construction I would only ride this if you're already riding the Wheeling Heritage trail.
The Wheeling Heritage Trails (a combination of the Ohio River Trail and the Wheeling Creek Trail) is a perfect example of why TrailLink should allow half star ratings. This trail is a solid 3.5 stars in my view. We parked at the 5th Street parking area and first rode south. There was excellent, new pavement and plenty of historic interest and the river is nearby with tugboats and barges to observe. After riding to the southern end we came back to the park and headed out on the Wheeling Creek section by the hockey arena. This part knocks down the rating. There is about a mile of street riding. Traffic was light midday on Tuesday but there are almost no markers or signs indicating the trail route. I used a map on my phone for routing. After exiting 17th Street you're back on the trail proper. Two steel bridges and the Hempfield bridge leads you to the tunnel. It's lighted but not very bright. The rest of this section is nicely paved but runs right along I70. There is one road crossing but not bad. After getting back in town we ate lunch on the nice concrete wall by the park and then headed north. This was decent but there is a short section where you ride basically on the berm of Rt 2 with nothing between you and the traffic. After that section you go through Warwood and by the lock and dam. Note that like most of these river trails you will likely encounter a strong headwind at times. There are plenty of benches along the trail but I saw absolutely no restroom facilities. Wheeling has plenty of amenities shortly off the trail. All in it was an enjoyable ride.
I was really blown away by this trail. It is a 2-hour drive for me and well worth my time and expense. The trail is flat and smooth. No holes or cracks in the surface at this time. The scenery is rural but there is also a nice view of the old Scio Pottery factory and East Ohio gas plant. Bridges and benches offer opportunity to rest and enjoy the scenery. Porta-Johns are conveniently located along the entire trail. I rode the entire trail and did not find one single sign of vandalism anywhere. How refreshing! Parking at the Scio mid-point allows group riders to do a group start, but then tailor their ride to their abilities. A rider can do half the course, turn around and enjoy ice cream while waiting for the other riders.
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