Looking for a great trail near Athens, Ohio? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hocking Hills State Park or Burr Oak State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Dudley Park or North Oconee River Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Athens ranging from 0.7 to 15.7 miles and from 626 to 1,020 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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A very fun trail for around here. Lots of trees down on the hiking section of the loop I did. The bike trail part of the loop was completely clear. A couple of nice climbs makes this a little more challenging hike but a lot of fun none the less.

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icy
muddy
snow
washed out
11 days ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

This trail is quiet and full of wildlife. I’ve seen a couple people taking out invasive weeds, so a lot of what you see is native :)

Nice loop trail. Did on a drizzly winter 40F day in January. Trail was very muddy , so be prepared if it has rained within last few days. Otherwise, enjoyable hike.

Part of this trail goes onto Public Hunting grounds. Wear bright colors, and be aware during hunting seasons.

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muddy
3 months ago

A short and easy trail beautiful view of the lake. A little muddy in spots.

hiking
3 months ago

Short and steep lakeside trail. Nice view of the lake. Unblazed trail so follow All Trails app.

over grown
3 months ago

Heavily overgrown serene trail. A nice break from the crowds and steps of the Hocking Hills area. Level after initial drop. No blazes, surprisingly had internet. Definitely off the the beaten path.

Pretty. Lots of mountain bikers. But overall, fewer people than in Columbus so it was quieter. I could hear lots of birds. Trail has a canopy of trees and mostly is shaded. Not flat but not too challenging. Will definitely return.

great place. good trail maintenance.

Great hike with good elevation change!

hiking
5 months ago

Great quick trail for a morning hike in Athens on game day!

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bugs
over grown
5 months ago

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bugs
muddy
6 months ago

No views to speak of, the cave is okay. A lot of spiders had erected webs across the trail. About 1/4 of the time you can hear car traffic from the trail, so not a quiet hike. I do not have a dog but it’d be good for one, I imagine.

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
6 months ago

Very overgrown and not maintained. Lots of trees falling down over the trail.

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