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.

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Chauncey Depot Trail

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

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Coal Train Trail

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

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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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Lost Marbles Trail

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

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Salt Works Trail

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

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Tipple Top Trail

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

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Wild Turkey Trail

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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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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