North Bend Rail Trail
The North Bend Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. Formerly an abandoned spur of the CSX system, the trail stretches 72 miles from I-77 near Parkersburg in Wood County to Wolf Summit in Harrison County. The scenic trail passes through 13 tunnels and crosses 36 bridges. Easily accessible from north/south Interstates 77 and 79, the trail nearly parallels US Route 50 east and west.
The crushed gravel surface is suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. For more information visit the North Bend Rail Trail website.
Hockhocking Adena Bikeway
This 19-mile, paved bikeway runs between Athens and Nelsonville and offers a quiet place to ride away from cars and noise. It is well shaded by trees. In April and early May you'll be treated to outstanding displays of spring wildflowers between mile markers 10.5 and 13.5. Visit the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Web site for more information. Free bikeway maps are available at Athens Bicycle, the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Athens Community Center.