Hiking

Athens County’s hiking trails are truly endless, so grab your boots and get going. See jutting boulders on hillsides, stony bluffs, rock houses, and abundant spring wildflowers

Strouds Run State Park

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.

Wayne National Forest

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 Ridges Trails

Far from the shadows cast by buildings of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, the nearly 700 acres that make up The Ridges property of Ohio University reflect the kind of place the mental hospital really was.

Touch the Earth Adventures

Owned by Mimi Morrison, a local guide and native of the area, Touch the Earth Adventures will help you discover unique places and create special memories.

Hocking Hills State Park

The scenery is simply dazzling: deep craggy gorges carry hikers down hundreds of feet along gorgeous scenic trails; waterfalls cascade over soaring ledges.

Lake Snowden

Lake Snowden is a full-service camp ground located only a few miles outside of Athens. The scenery provides a great environment for all of your outdoor camping pursuits.

Hocking Hills Adventure Trek

All treks are led by expert guides. Exploring nature with a professional guide is a completely different kind of experience.

Sells Park

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.

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

For thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, it’s the perfect adventure for families, couples seeking to escape the fast-paced city, or adults looking for something new.

Lake Hope State Park

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.

Tar Hollow State Park

At Tar Hollow State Park, explore the twisting park through 2.5 miles of mountain biking.

Moonville Tunnel Trail

Located deep in Zaleski Forest in Ohio near Lake Hope State Park, the Moonville Tunnel is all that remains from a small mining town that existed in the late 1850s. The Moonville Tunnel lies just across Raccoon Creek.

Best of Three Park and Campground

This unique and secluded 20 acre Rent-a-Park and campground tucked down in Zaleski State Forest is perfect for those who desire a little privacy for their reunion, wedding, church social, birthday party, family picnic, camp out, hunting group, or any other function. Single and group rates are available.