Ohio & Erie Canal-Bolivar to Zoarville

EASY 15 reviews

Ohio & Erie Canal-Bolivar to Zoarville is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bolivar, Ohio and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

11.1 miles
190 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

Plenty or remenants of the canal infrastructure. (5 miles) This incomplete section has two distinct trail situations. The north half of the trail ends at Rt.70 where a bridge is being constructed to take the trail into Bolivar. This section also has a number of locks and other period canal infrastructures. The trail here is crushed limestone put down by a determined team of volunteers. The southern half of this trail is undeveloped. Lots of rocks and tree roots, it has been washed out in places by flooding and is not suitable for road or hybrid bikes. Mountain biking and hiking.

8 months ago

I did this yesterday it's a good ride with a couple of technical area's which were a short severe incline and desent but there is by passes around them other than that it's an easy ride.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Well kept flat quiet trail. My wife and I enjoy the section from Ft Laurens to Zoar.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Well kept trail for hiking. The locks and history panels are very interesting. Also take time to visit historic Zoar and Fort Laurens museum.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Was washed out but went back and they fixed it

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Nice quiet trail! Lots of turtles to see!

Friday, January 02, 2015

Have biked and hiked from the Zoar end to the Fort Laurens park many times because I live ten minutes from here....Clean pretty

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