Athens-Belpre Rail Trail

A future multi-use muscle powered trail to be constructed along the former B&O railroad corridor in Athens and Washington counties. This trail will be an important piece of a regional rail trail system, eventually connecting the Moonville Rail Trail and Hockhocking-Adena bikeway to the west with the North Bend Rail Trail and American Discovery Trail to the east.


trail corridor
Old B&O railroad corridor through Athens and Washington Counties. Click on the map image or the Interactive Map link to view completed and pending trail sections.

Once the Athens-Belpre Rail-Trail is finished, it will be the only alternative transportation route serving many destinations within southeast Ohio and also a major thoroughfare for long-distance cycling through Ohio.

Download this brochure for directions to trail segments now open for use (as of September 2018). Check out other trails in the Athens Area on this listing of area trailheads.