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Ohio View Trial

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This ride incorporates the use of some roads(around 4 road miles total) as well as the Ohio View Connector trail. If you hang with me on this you'll be glad that you did(this is an awesome ride!) Most maps of this area are not complete so I will give a very detailed account of the ride. I recommend parking at the Beavertown trail head and riding North on Rt. 7 to Sheets Run Rd.(approx. 2 mi) which is a gravel road on the left. This road climbs to the top of the ridge, to a point where the Ohio View Trail crosses the road. You will see another gravel road turning off called Whipkey Rd. The trail crosses Sheets Run at the intersection of Whipkey Rd. At this point make a right on the Ohio View Trail. The trail is easy to follow with the exception of a small portion that follows an oil well road. Just watch for trail makers so that you don't miss the trail. Follow the Ohio View for a few miles to the Connector trail on the left. Watch closely for the signs(the trail begins with a short hike-a-bike up the hill to your left on the inside of a turn). Follow this trail to the first road it crosses(CR 9)and go right on the road. After less than a mile you will come to a paved road(SR 260). Go right and you will see the Ohio View Trail (about 100 yards on the right) From here follow the Ohio View all the way back. It is 7 miles of unreal single-track finishing with a great downhill dropping right back down to your vehicle. Be sure to check out the overlook too! Enjoy! Ryan
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39.47516051218389
Longitude
-81.1109447479248
Trail Directions
The Ohio View trail head is approx. 30 min. North of Marietta, Oh. on Route 7 near Beavertown, Oh. There is parking on both sides of the road with the trail on the left. The trail is located in the Marietta Unit of Wayne National Forest. Trail passes and maps can be purchased at the Marietta or Athens forestry offices.
Trail Length
16 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Beavertown
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 28, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: outdoornut ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail was recommended by a fellow rider from Parkersburg WV. My Son and I rode part of this trail two weeks ago on an evening ride. There are some tough climbs but we loved it! We rode it out and back from Beavertown, as far as time would allow. Due to a late start, clearing about four unridable treetops off the trail (love my little folding saw) and enjoying the view from the overlook we didn't quite make it to Sheets Run that evening. Really enjoyed the return trip. Now that I found this post, I believe we will try the ride mentioned. Sounds like great fun. We'll definately be back.

On a note, anyone riding up the trail from Beavertown, when you reach the top of the second hill you will ride a hundred or so yards of double track (ATV trail). Be carefull and watch for the single track to fade off to the right. There were no signs there and someone had put logs and treetops over the single track making you believe you were to follow the ATV trail. We followed the double track for about 5 minutes and after not seeing any trail markers we went back and checked out the covered single track we had seen. Sure enough that was our turn so we were back on the right track. I cleared the debre at that intersection but you will still need to watch for that spot. Especially if someone covers it up again.

Recommended Route:
I think the one mentioned above sounds great. The portion of the trail we rode is a blast so I can't wait to ride it again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Archers Fork Loop. What a workout! I think we will ride it counter clockwise next time. Clockwise was tough.

Scenic River Trail (River Trail as the signs say). Best to start at Co.Rd.9 trailhead and ride out and back. Don't even try the loop it is extremely overgrown. Nice for that quick evening ride.



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Review Date
June 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: rsmith365 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We have done a lot of work this spring and this ride is looking pretty good. This is still one of my all-time favorites!



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Review Date
November 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Pete Arner ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is pretty nice ride. But the summer storms of 2003 have wrecked havoc on these trails. There alot of blowdowns. This trail needs some serious trail work.

Recommended Route:
The one posted was cool.



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Review Date
September 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ryan Smith , from Marietta, Ohio

Summary:
We have done a lot of work and this trail is in great shape. I really encourage you to come check it out. I promise that you won't be disappointed. I have ridden all over the US and this ride still ranks as one of my all-time favorites. Ohio is starved for great single-track riding and this is one of its best kept secerts. I rank this as the best riding in Ohio without a doubt. Trail Passes are $5 for one day and $25 for the season(Apr 15-Dec 15) and can be purchased at the Marietta and Athens Wayne National Forest offices. For more info call Marietta Unit(740)373-9055 Athens Unit(740)753-0101 or www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne

Recommended Route:
Follow the route in the Ohio View Trail listing on this site.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
We have other great riding in the same area but no good maps really. I may try to post some rides on the North Country Trail/River Trail/Archers Fork Loop Trail in the future.



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