The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is such an incredible experience that people drive from all over Ohio and the region just to ride it. The Bikeway’s low grade makes for an easy, relaxing 21-mile ride and the scenery is unforgettable.
Strouds Run offers campers a family camp area with sites for tents or trailers with a 150-person capacity. Several mounds and ancient fortifications were found in this area by early settlers telling us that the Adena Indians once lived here.
The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. In the heart of the heavily populated midwest, this small National Forest covers a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills.
The Ohio Bicycle Federation is Ohio’s statewide advocacy organization dedicated to improving Ohio bicycling through legislation, education, and sharing ideas.
Looking to become more active in your local cycling community? Join a club!
Whether you’re in the market for a new bicycle, need a tune-up or repair, or just want to check out the latest cycling gear, visit one of Athens’s cycle shops today.
No bike? No problem! Info on rentals here.
With challenging hills and abundant forests, the Athens area attracts mountain bikers from all over Ohio and beyond. A city park, two state parks, and a national forest offer mile upon mile of trails of varying difficulty levels for beginner and advanced cyclists alike.
The scenery is simply dazzling: deep craggy gorges carry hikers down hundreds of feet along gorgeous scenic trails; waterfalls cascade over soaring ledges.
All treks are led by expert guides. Exploring nature with a professional guide is a completely different kind of experience.
When you arrive at Sells Park, a small pond greets you after you walk up an easy hill. Benches tucked away in the trees give you the perfect spot to pause for some reflection.
Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures offers guided rock climbing and rappelling trips, canoe and kayak wildlife tours, and custom mountain biking and pedal and paddle trips.
Lake Hope State park is truly a nature lover’s dream; in the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park.
At Tar Hollow State Park, explore the twisting park through 2.5 miles of mountain biking.