Map of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway in Athens, Ohio


Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway Ohio map area

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway


20 miles




Nelsonville, Chauncey, The Plains, Athens


rail trail, woodlands, Ohio University, farmland, local parks, bridge over Hocking River, rural communities



Regional Trails

The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is a 20-mile long paved pathway that spans from Athens to Nelsonville in Southeast Ohio. Much of the trail follows the Hocking River as it meanders through the Ohio countryside. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way which was also a towpath for the canal. The route goes through beautiful forested areas and farmland and is located away from major roadways.. The trail wraps around the community of The Plains along the way.

The trail also has extension that heads northwest into the community of The Plains as well as a bridge over the Hocking River just north of Athens.


The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is paved for its entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. The route has long stretches without road crossings.


The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway goes near the following communities: Nelsonville, Chauncey, The Plains and Athens.

Points of Interest

The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway goes past the following points of interest:

Hocking College 
Athens High School
Bridge over Hocking River
West State Street Park
Athens Dog Park
Bob Wren Stadium and Trautwein Field
Ohio University campus
Peden Stadium
Liberty Fields
Athens Public Library
East State Street Dog Park
Athens Community Center
End Points

The northwest end of the Hockhockong Adena Bikeway is located at Jackson Street and Watkins Street in Nelsonville.

The east end of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is located at E. State Street and the off-ramp for Highway 50 on the far east side of Athens.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway in Athens, Ohio.