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Scenic River Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 655' 200 m
Descent: -175' -53 m
High: 1,103' 336 m
Low: 607' 185 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Michaela Schoeffler

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A Classic Wayne National Forest trail with views of the Ohio River.

Michaela Schoeffler

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Trails are closed to biking December 15th-April 15th

Description

When traveling north on OH-7 N, the trailhead is located on the left with minimal parking on the shoulder. More parking is available at the Leith Run Recreation Area which is located on the right shortly after passing the trailhead. Additionally, this linear trail ends on County Road 9 near German Cemetery with a parking lot.

The Scenic River Trail begins close to the Ohio River and then climbs steep switchbacks for about a quarter mile to overlook the river. It is best seen during the colder months when fewer leaves are on the trees to obstruct the views. It continues rolling through the hills, passing by rock formations and through quiet forests.

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Hiking past rocks and the Ohio River on the Scenic River Trail.
Nov 2, 2015 near Newport, OH
River view
Jan 3, 2020 near Newport, OH
In the company of paw paw trees on the Scenic River Trail.
Nov 2, 2015 near Newport, OH
Overlooking the Ohio River during the first climb of the Scenic River Trail.
Nov 2, 2015 near Newport, OH

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