Trek some of the most beautiful trails in the area. Enjoy the breathtaking views along a lakeshore, or the towering foliage on our wooded trails.

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Barkcamp State Park

(I-70 Exit 208 to Rt. 149 south).  1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric.

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Barnesville Memorial Park

features a newly renovated swimming pool, recently constructed main playground, swings, a gazebo, Albert S.

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Captina Creek Birding Trail

The American Birding Association describes birding trails as driving routes linking birding locations. According to Birding magazine, birding trails serve as “gateways to conservation and adventure” by combining ecotourism and regional education.

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Dysart Woods Park

A 50-acre tract of old-growth oak forest, is the largest known remnant of the original forest of southeastern Ohio.

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Egypt Valley Wildlife Area

Situated in the southeastern part of Ohio, in Belmont and Guernsey counties. The primary access through the area is Interstate 70 and Stare Route 800. Morristown is located 3 miles east of the wildlife area.

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National Road Bikeway

I-70 Exit 215 travel east on Rt. 40 to St.Clairsville. Turn left at 2nd light onto N. Marietta St. Turn right at stop sign onto Newell Ave. Turn left at stop sign onto N. Market St. Follow N. Market St. to ballfields.

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Newlin Falls Nature Trail

Located in the northeast corner of St. Clairsville Memorial park. An approximately 1 mile long, wide, hilly, mulch-lined trail.  Features of the trail include 2 small waterfalls, a new bridge, and plenty of wildlife.

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Piedmont Lake

(I-70 Exit 202 to Rt. 800 North, at Marina Rd.) One-mile northeast of Smyrna in the northwest corner of Belmont County. Marina near the tri-county corner.

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Raven Rocks 

Originally known as the First Ravine of the Raven Rocks by the early pioneers was named after the many ravens that used to nest in the overhanging ledges of the unusual, yet astonishing rock formation. Indians of the Ohio and Captina Creek Valley had left evidence of repeated visits here for over a period of 200 years, where they had set up camp and hunted in the fall and winter months. 

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Zion Retreat & RV Park

Zion is an 800 + acre retreat and nature center with a 27-acre lake, various small fishing ponds, rustic and luxury cabins, 1.85-mile trail around the lake, stand-up paddle board and kayak rental, swimming area, playground, aqua zip, and beach.

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Rock River Refuge

Located in southwest Belmont County, Rock River Refuge contains a 2.5 mile hiking trail of intermediate to difficult hiking over sometimes rocky and uneven terrain. The trail features views of unique sandstone cliffs and rock formations, ravines, streams, and mature old growth forest. 

 

GPS Location:  39.891065, -81.226609
The trailhead is located off of McLaughlin Road, which is sometimes called Burkhart Road on GPS directions. McLaughlin/Burkhart Road intersects with State Route 379 about two miles south of Temperanceville, Ohio.