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I rode a 5 mile round trip on this trail on a beautiful fall day. The trail is well maintained and in its short length has several interesting visual features such as two tunnels, a gazebo, and a 40 foot high trestle. Small markers along the way commemorate the conversion of the once rail line into a trail. The tunnels run under Interstate 70 and US-40 which historically is the old National Road from which the trail gets its name. For a rail trail it features quite a bit of elevation gain over its 2.5 mile length with a gain of about 223 feet. However, since it is a rail trail, the rise is never physically taxing. The only reason I did not rate this trail as a 5-star trail is because its short length leaves you wanting it to be longer.
My family and I rode the Jewett to Scio portion of the trail. It was a very nice trial. 7 year old daughter enjoyed. Very scenic, flat and peaceful.
This fully paved trail is flat with gentle curves, a view of wetlands and occasional fields. Birds and scurrying squirrels make this trail fun to walk. Enjoying the outdoors with young and old as well as family mascots makes this a fun getaway.
My friend and I designed our bike ride for today to go to Washington’s Landing as our destination. Once you get over there, the bike trail is very rocky, which makes it difficult to ride. It’s narrow as well. We ended up ditching the trail and riding around the area on the sidewalks and roads since there was hardly any car traffic. Been there, done that - it’s an area we won’t go back to.
I did the whole Mon River part of this trail system for the first time last weekend, and I hope my experience is helpful to others: The Sheepskin Trail, Mon River-North, Caperton, Mon River-South and MC trails are all contiguous, and can be thought of as one, mostly crushed limestone, trail. I started out on the Sheepskin Trial in Point Marion, PA, where I found easy parking and a stunning, huge outside wall mural of stained glass. Cyclists coming from the north may find it convenient to start here. I continued south as the trail turned into the MR-N, which can only be thought of as scenic if you appreciate waste water treatment plants, coal powered electric generating stations, and locks and dams. The Caperton section is a varied, mostly urban route that runs past the WVU campus and offers opportunities for food and drink right on the trail. Found MR-S the most scenic of the three and also enjoyed the quick little ride through the pretty state park and lighted tunnel into nearby Fairmont on the MC Trail before I turned around and headed back. Almost no port-o-johns, picnic tables or water anywhere along the trail. Few benches, several of which are in poor shape. Downed trees blocked much of the trail in several areas and had been cleared only enough for a bike to pass, not removed from the trail. The MR-S was often grassy and sometimes narrowed to a foot path. Seems like maybe this trail system could use some more volunteers! Haven't done the Deckers-Creek yet.
On June 30, 2020, I started in Cumberland at first light. Bike was fully loaded for a self sufficient adventure. I was on a carbon road bike with 23mm tires. There were only a couple sections where the gravel was soft an pillowy slowing me down a bit to ensure I stayed upright. The key to getting through this brief section is to keep pedaling. The more you pedal the more your bike wants to stay upright. Beyond that the the trail is very isolated in sections. At some parks/ parking lots along the route There are tool stations with air pumps. There are bathrooms along the that I thought were few and far between, perhaps due to Covid and some being removed. I was able to do 122 miles in one day fully loaded at about 13 mph, just interested to see how far I could go. I noticed most others were not moving at that speed. I made the return trip back to Cumberland the next day.
My kids are learning to ride their bikes and this was a safe, fun way for them to get into it. Plenty of stops with shelters om the way and beautiful scenery.
Labor Day gem! First time visit and would recommend to anyone. Can view the river most of the way. Lots of shade and easy grade. Really is a 5 star.
The poles between the trail are too close and too high. She clipped the pole and fell breaking her leg. Poor design but great trail. I could design a better pole in 5 minutes.
We live in Dover (about 40 minutes from Cambridge), but my husband works in Cambridge, so he uses this trail often; sometimes at lunch or after work to both ride and walk. He suggested it to my friend and me as we have been doing one "girls bike trail day" weekly. She liked it so well that she took her husband to ride the trail a couple of days later. It is such a nice area and trail is in good shape.... a couple of rough areas, but they have patched them which makes it smoother. Really enjoyed this trail and it will definitely be on our "girls bike trail day" again.
Did the whole trail today and don't think I'll be back. Pros--paved trail, good mile markers, good parking at trailheads, some with port-o-johns, fairly good directions where trail diverted onto roads or through towns, and small towns worth checking out at the beginning and end.
Cons--12 road crossings on the trail (!), some of which were potentially quite dicey/dangerous with poor visibility of possible oncoming traffic; several rather poorly marked on-road sections, restrooms closed at Lisbon trailhead. In general, not the kind of uninterrupted rural, bucolic trail I prefer.
Always a great ride along this trail. Though it's been a few years since we biked it. Have visited the trail though the past 2 years to participate in their annual 10k which benefits the trail.
New since our last biking trip is the Gary E. Phillips Community park in Leetonia which is along the trail and connects with the Coke Ovens. There is also a nice trailhead there as well as a picnic shelter and plenty of parking including for RV's and oversized vehicles. This is located on the section just out of Leetonia which takes you to Washingtonville.
We parked at mile 10 on Washington Street in Leetonia and biked the brick streets to the coke ovens. Always nice to stop there to see a bit of history. While there a local man told us about the new (new in 2017) gravel path from the coke ovens to the trail. We biked from the coke ovens on that path, approx 1/3 mile long to the parking area and community park along the trail. We entered the trail and biked up to Washingtonville.
After Washingtonville biked back down to Leetonia and continued on the trail to mile 0 in Lisbon. We grabbed a late lunch in Lisbon and heading back up to Mile 10 where we parked in Leetonia.
For a hot summer day, the trail was shaded in a lot of sections. There is some grade to this trail in each direction.
There are several parking areas along the trail and each lot was only partially full I think due to it being a 90+ degree day.
In Leetonia we saw the active train line had a few trains come through while we were there.
There are a few planted cornfields along the trail and some farm animals.
Always a great trail to ride on.
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