Located near the Village of Dresden
Muskingum Recreational Trail is approximately six miles of asphalt trail connecting the Village of Dresden in Jefferson Township to Rock Cut Road in Muskingum Township. Much of the trail follows the Muskingum River and offers exceptional views of huge rock formations and myriad wildlife watching opportunities for bald eagles, turkey, beaver, and more. Funding for the construction of the first four miles of trail came from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program. In December 2011 new trail was opened through the Village of Dresden. The new trail was built with a grant from the Clean Ohio Trails Fund which is administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The next phase of trail development will be a section located between Rock Cut Road and Ellis Dam Road. This piece will connect to a short section south of Ellis Dam Road and includes a restored railroad bridge which overlooks the Muskingum River and historic Lock 11 at Ellis Dam State Park.
Trail Use: Cycling - Hiking
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Enriching the quality of life of Muskingum County residents by conserving natural areas, providing passive and active recreational opportunities, and developing an appreciation of the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the area.
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