The Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map features public lands, preserves, state parks, national forests, lakes and trails, printed on waterproof paper, to guide people in exploring the best recreation that the Athens, Nelsonville and Zaleski region has to offer.
Our maps are big! 24 x 36 inches, beautifully designed and easy to read. Highly detailed with contour lines, shaded relief, hydrography, local roads and place names.
What's on the map? Athens, of course, and Ohio University. The entire Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, all 18 miles of it from Athens to Nelsonville. Plus the Hockhocking Rver that runs alongside it. A big chunk of Wayne National Forest, all of Lake Hope and Strouds Run State Park with their extensive mountain bike, equestrian and backpacking trail systems. And Moonville, we couldn't forget about Moonville! Plus every backroad, byway and highway that connects all these great places together.
If you've never been to the Athens, Ohio region you are missing out on some fantastic trails. Trail running is fantastic in this area. Hikers have a lot of foot-only options in Zaleski State Forest and Lake Hope and Strouds Run State Parks, as well as several Preserves in the surrounding area. Mountain bikers enjoy an incredible network of nested loops in Lake Hope and Strouds Run State Parks, as well as the Hockhocking Adena 18-mile bikeway between Athens and Nelsonville. Road bikers and gravel riders enjoy a massive network of paved and gravel roads in the surrounding area, including the fantastic Moonville Rail Trail. If you think Ohio is flat you haven't been to Athens! These hills may be short but they are incredibly steep. Athens made it in Bicycling Magazines Top 100 Climbs in America - come on over and see what a 24% grade feels like! Equestrians have a comprehensive trail system, well marked with color blazes, that winds throughout the hollows of southern Zaleski State Forest. There is even a dedicated Horse Camping Area to base out of.
The Zaleski State Forest Backpacking Trail is among the most popular in the state. It has three loops that are roughly 10 miles each, depending on how you enter and exit you can do a 10, 20 or 30+ mile trip with designated group campsites that have latrines and water. Not having to carry water makes this a great trip for all ages.
Just minutes from downtown Athens you will find Strouds Run State Park where you can pedal, hike or trail run on a seemingly endless network of wooded paths. Rent a canoe, kayak, pedal boat, paddle board or hydro-bike and explore the lake. About 30 minutes away is Lake Hope State Park, where you will find similar options nestled in the middle of Zaleski State Forest, which is the second-largest State Forest in Ohio with 28,000 acres waiting for you to explore. Tent camping and cabin rentals are available at each State Park if you just can't leave.
A quote from an article in Dirt Rag: While I don’t want to overstate this, these [Athens] trails are truly outstanding on many levels. Their layout and construction are top notch, and they traverse a landscape studded with beautiful cliffs, coves, and rock formations. There are high ridges, deep ravines, and impressive lake and valley views. The singletrack is fast and flowing and at times rocky and tricky-technical. You will never be bored there.
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The second title in our West Virginia Lizard Map Series, the Elkins -Otter Creek Lizard map covers a beautiful area in the Monongahela National Forest, from Elkins in the north to the famed Otter Creek and Laurel Fork Wilderness in the south. This area offers an authentic wilderness experience just a few hours from DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. It includes some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in WV. Hiking, biking, boating, climbing, camping - this section of the Monongahela National Forest has it all.
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