Covered Bridge Scenic Byway

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hills Covered Bridge

The National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway (Map) follows State Route 26 from Marietta to Woodsfield, Ohio. For most of its length, it parallels the Little Muskingum River. The scenic byway traverses some of Ohio's most beautiful countryside and many choose to stop along its route, to camp and savor the natural beauty of this area. There are four campgrounds along the byway. The Scenic Byway is a self-guided tour to interpret 35 miles of scenery and history along the Little Muskingum River. To guide you along the tour, look for the tour markers that will lead you to each of the ten stops. The tour is approximately four hours, plus one hour to return to Marietta. For a shorter tour, omit Stops #9 and #10 and return by S.R. 260.

Brochure on this scenic byways and its stops.

Interpretive Sign at Hills Covered Bridge Interpretive Sign for Mail Pouch Tobacco Barns Interpretive Sign for Hune Covered Bridge Interpretive Sign for Hune House Interpretive Sign for Oil Industry

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year-round
Fees Free
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Marietta is at one end and Woodsfield is at the other end.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Marietta Unit, Athens Ranger District, 27750 Star Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750 740-373-9055

General Information

Directions: To begin. From Interstate 77, take Exit 1 (S.R. #7). Go towards Marietta on S.R. 7. Turn right at Acme Street (the first light). Acme St. ends at Greene Street. Turn right on Greene St. (S.R. 26). Follow S.R. 26 approximately 5 miles. Turn right on County Road 333 to the first tour stop. There is a small parking area at the south end of the bridge.

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