West Virginia Map

North Country Trail - Athens

Contact Info
Wayne National Forest
13700 US Highway 33
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Phone 1:
740-753-0101
Phone 2:
800-877-8339
Basics
Length:
24 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Difficult
Time:
9 - 10 hours

Description

There are 43 miles of the North Country Trail on the Athens unit of the Wayne National Forest. This National Scenic Trail will extend 3,200 miles, through 7 states, from New York to North Dakota. The trail will link the Appalachian Trail, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Details

Length:
24 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Difficult
Time:
9 - 10 hours
Additional Details:

The NCT is in two sections as it crosses the Wayne. The segment on the Athens Ranger District is 43 miles in length. The segment on the Marietta unit is 41 miles. On the Athens District, the NCT is co-located with Ohio''s Buckeye Trail. The Buckeye Trail provides the link between the trails on the Athens and Marietta unit. In some places, the trail follows roads.

On the Athen''s District, off-road vehicles, horses (with the exception of one section), and bicycles are not allowed on the trail. For information on other sections of the NCT contact the North Country Trail Association, 49 Monroe Center NW, Suite 200B, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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