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Best trails in Athens

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Looking for a great trail near Athens, Ohio? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail 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 Christmas Rocks Nature Preserve or Hocking State Forest. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 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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Map of trails in Athens
Top trails (15)
#1 - Rockhouse Trail and Athens Trail Loop
Sells Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Sells Park is a hidden gem just next to downtown Athens, Ohio. Literally just up the hill the main shopping area of town park is almost the perfect blend of woods hiking and accessibility. The loop combines parts of the Athens Trail, the Sourwood Connector, White Oak Connector and the Rockhouse Trail.Show more
#2 - The Ridges Loop Trail
Athens, Ohio
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
#3 - Hockhocking Adena Bikeway: Athens to Nelsonville
Ohio University Tailgate Park
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
#4 - Trace Trail and Finger Rock Trail Loop
Sells Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
Athens trail to Trace to Finger Lakes to Rockhouse. Great sights, moderate conditions, there are lots of flowers and great bird watching.Show more
#5 - Sundown and Lakeview Loop Trail
Strouds Run State Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
#6 - Hickory Multi-use Trail and Dow Lake Lakeview Trail
Strouds Run State Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Easy trails, moderate trails, and hard trails all in one. Show more
#7 - Dow Lake via Hickory Mulit-use Trail
Strouds Run State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
#8 - Trace and Finger Rock Loop
Athens, Ohio
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
#9 - White Pine and Vista Point Trail
Strouds Run State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
#10 - Liar’s Ridge Trail
Athens, Ohio
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 57 m
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