Adventure Around Every Turn

Southeastern Ohio, a gateway to Appalachia, is now home to the Baileys Trail System. Here the rolling hills, lush forests, and abandoned mines combine to create a truly unique terrain for trail riding. This network of trails invites riders of all skill levels to enjoy an experience unlike any other nationwide.

Our Trails


Chauncey Depot

The Chauncey Depot Trail is a surfaced beginner trail directly accessible from the Chauncey-Dover Trailhead

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Gob Pile Loop

The Gob Pile Loop is a beginner natural surface trail named for the piles of gob, a legacy of coal mining, that you can see along the trail.

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Coal Train

Coal Train Trail is a beginner natural surface trail with a few B-lines for the more adventurous soul.

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Salt Works

Salt Works Trail is a beginner natural surface trail accessed from Coal Train Trail.

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Tipple Top

Tipple Top Trail is an intermediate natural surface trail that is accessed from Salt Works Trail and Wild Turkey Trail.

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Lost Marbles

Lost Marbles Trail is an intermediate natural surface trail that connects Salt Works and Wild Turkey Trails.

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Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey Trail is an intermediate natural surface trail that is accessed by Tipple Top or Lost Marbles Trail, and intersects with West Bailey Road.

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The first advanced (difficult) trail of the Baileys begins toward the bottom of Wild Turkey Trail, north of West Bailey Road. Expect a very narrow trail tread full of roots, […]

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Knights Labor

Knights Labor is an intermediate trail that provides a fun downhill ride from Corps Tour down to West Bailey Road. From West Bailey Road, expect to get your heartrate up […]

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Corps Tour

Corps Tour is an intermediate trail with two entry points from Tipple Top Trail; be prepared for some great views as you traverse this trail whose name recognizes the Appalachian […]

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Bullfrog Loop

Bullfrog Loop is an easy trail beginning on the north side of Utah Pond with gently rolling dips and easy turns on a relatively short loop that is perfect for […]

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Holler Collar

Beginning where Tipple Top Trail ends, this easy trail features rolling dips and climbing turns packed full of fun. Counterclockwise, this trail connects with Bullfrog Loop at Utah Pond; to […]

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Doanville School

From the Doanville-York Trailhead, Doanville School Trail provides access to the Holler Collar Trail; even though it is relatively short, it is a great workout and rated intermediate for the […]

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About Our Trails

What makes this trail system so special? For starters, the Baileys Trail System will be one of the longest connected, purpose-built trail systems east of the Mississippi once completed. These trails were designed by top trail design firms, meaning trails were sustainably located to create a fun ride and reduce trail maintenance. Additionally, they connect riders to art and culture in the communities that make up Athens County, Ohio. The Baileys Trail System's innovative model has received national attention and led to its selection as the National Forest pilot project for outdoor recreation conservation financing.

Regional Impact

The Baileys Trail System does more than just connect you to natural beauty. It connects you to the eclectic communities that make up the region. From Athens to Nelsonville to Buchtel to Chauncey—the trail system is designed to bring people together, revitalize communities and cultivate a sense of place.

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