Scenic River Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail connects with the North Country Trail and Leith Run Recreation Area. It's a scenic climb up the bluff to the ridges above the Ohio River and offers spectacular views. There are three trailheads for the Scenic River Trail:

  • Scenic River Trailhead (Brown House): 81° 9' 40.932" W; 39° 26' 37.104" N
  • Scenic River Trailhead (Co. Rd. 9 near German Cemetery): 81° 10' 38.4954" W; 39° 28' 30.6834" N
  • Scenic River Trailhead (Leith Run Camp): 81° 9' 4.932" W; 39° 26' 44.1594" N

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Open 24 hours a day year-round to hiking.
  • Open to mountain bikes during open trail season only.
Fees No fees required. 
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: New Matamoras, OH
Water: None
Operated By: Marietta Unit, Athens Ranger District, 27750 Star Route 7, Marietta, OH 45750 740-373-9055

General Information

Directions: The trailhead begins at Leith Run Recreation Area just off State Route 7. Visitors can park in the picnic area. Trail runs between State Highway 7 at Leith Run and County Road 9.

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