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Mountain Biking in AEP, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio USA

Trail length:
5 mi/8 km
Type:
Singletrack
Level:
Intermediate
Best season:
Late spring, early summer
Zanesville is the county seat of Muskingum County in Ohio, USA. It is situated almost in central Ohio along the Muskingum River, where it connects with the Licking River.

Near Zanesville a brand new trail system, AEP trail system, is created by COMBO and is ready to host every ambitious mountain biker. At the moment the loop trail is 5 mi/8 km long, but many more miles are about to be built with the help of volunteers.

The trail is technical in many spots with exposed rocks, roots and switchbacks to maneuver. It is probably best ridden late spring early summer, just before the vegetation takes over the place. Besides technical, the trail is drenched in spiderwebs that are stretched across it, so be extra cautious.

There is one short, steep climb and two or three pretty easy gradual climbs. It is a quite interesting trail with magnificent views, 75 ft/22.8 m cliffs and clear lakes. It is suggested to have some skills, before you try riding it.

With a 5 out of 5 aerobic and technical difficulty and a 3.75 out of 5 average rating by countless mountain bikers that have ridden this trail, AEP is a perfect mountain biking destination.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Toledo
223 miles/359 km, 3 hours 49 minutes
Head west on W Bancroft St toward Parkwood Ave. Turn left onto Lawrence Ave. Keep right to stay on Lawrence Ave. Turn left onto W Woodruff Ave. Turn right onto the Interstate 75 S ramp to Dayton. Merge onto I-75 S. Keep left to stay on I-75 S. Take exit 156 to merge onto OH-15 E/US-68 S toward US-23/Kenton/Columbus. Continue straight onto OH-15 E. Continue onto US-23 S. Slight left to stay on US-23 S (signs for Columbus). Take the ramp to Columbus. Merge onto I-270 E. Take exit 41A-41B-43A-43B for US-40/Main St/I-70 toward Whitehall/Reynoldsburg/Columbus/Wheeling. Take exit 41B-43A-43B on the left for I-70/US-40 E/Main St toward Columbus/Wheeling/Reynoldsburg. Follow signs for I-270/Cincinnati. Take exit 43B to merge onto I-70 E toward Wheeling. Take exit 155 for 7th St toward OH-60 S/OH-146 E. Turn right onto N 7th St. Turn left onto Main St. Take the 2nd right onto 9th St. Turn left onto Marietta St. Take the 3rd right onto OH-146 E/Sharon Ave. Continue to follow OH-146 E. Turn right onto OH-284 S/Big Muskie Dr. Continue to follow OH-284 S. Turn right. Destination will be on the right.
BY CAR FROM New Castle
67.1 miles/108 km, 1 hour 33 minutes
Head north on OH-206 N/OH-206 Scenic N toward US-36 W. Turn right onto OH-206 N/OH-206 Scenic N/US-36 E. Continue to follow US-36 E. Turn right onto Hwy 83 S/OH-16 W/OH-83 S/Rte 83 S/State 83 S/State Hwy 83 S/State Route 83 S. Turn left onto Hwy 83 S/OH-83 S/OH-83 Scenic S/Rte 83 S/State 83 S/State Hwy 83 S/State Route 83 S. Turn right onto OH-83 S/OH-83 Scenic S/OH-93 S/Rte 83 S/State 83 S/State Route 83 S/Friendship Dr. Continue to follow OH-83 S/Rte 83 S/State 83 S/State Route 83 S. Turn left onto OH-313 E/OH-83 S/Rte 83 S/State 83 S/State Route 83 S/Clay Pike Rd. Slight right onto OH-83 S/Rte 83 S/State 83 S/State Route 83 S/Spencer Rd. Continue to follow OH-83 S/Rte 83 S/State 83 S/State Route 83 S. Turn right onto OH-340 W/W Main St. Continue to follow OH-340 W. Turn left onto OH-284 S/Big Muskie Dr. Continue to follow OH-284 S. Turn right. Destination will be on the right.
BY AIR
Zanesville Airport,
25.1 miles/40.1 km
BY TRAIN

There is no Amtrak station in Zanesville. The nearest station is in Cincinnati, OH (CIN). From there you can either use the public transportation or rent a car. Fares and schedule on the Amtrak site.

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