Route: Conotton Creek Trail (OH)

Submitted by jannaishields on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 07:42pm
Ohio, US
11.21 mi
Vertical Gain
272 ft

The Conotton Creek Trail is a rail-to-trail passing from the small village of Jewett, OH, through Scio, and ending in Bowerston, OH. Formerly a Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway line, it now provides one of the few walking, running, and biking trails in this region of the state. It also provides many scenic views of ponds, swamps, rolling dairy farms through the Appalachian foothills, and five covered bridges, many of them going over the winding Conotton Creek, which eventually feeds into the Tuscarawas River. The trail can be accessed at either end and at several midpoints, though for this official time, the run begins on the Jewett end at the covered bridge and finishes at the Bowerston end at the white stakes just past one of the large trail sign. (Or reverse.)