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Conotton Creek Bike Trail

The Conotton Creek Trail is a Rails to Trails level 10 foot asphalt trail that was repaved in 2021 It traverses through the Conotton Valley being parallel to the Conotton Creek It flows through wetlands farms woods rock formations three ponds and goes through five covered bridges that were built on original railroad bridge platforms Wild life includes a Great Blue Heron Rookery beside the trail A Great Blue American Bald Eagle nesting area beside the trail Geese ducks turkeys turtles deer bats in bat boxes fox mink rabbits beaver with 2 beaver huts visible Interpretative signs along the trail and at 6 staging areas 50 benches 4 shelters four portable potties Handicap assess E-Bikes permitted travels through farm land rock formations trees ferns wildflowers swamps and through three villages which offer amenities for the traveler

photo: Scio Pottery Covered Bridge

Length: 11.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail, Rail Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Rock Climbing
Roller/Inline Skating
Skateboarding
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

     Senior citizens special trolley rides

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Location: North Eastern Harrison County Ohio connecting towns of Bowerston Connotton Scio and Jewett all parallel to the Conotton Creek Access Ohio Rts 151 250 E 77S 70 E 22 W 43S 332 S
State(s): Ohio
Counties: Harrison
Longitude: 81.0848 W
Latitude: 40.3959

Driving Directions

State highway 70E to 77 N to 22 E exit or 151 exit 151 to Bowerston 7 miles 250 E to exit 151 E. 11 miles 22E to 151 W 13 miles 43 S to 332 to 151 E 13 miles Staging area Jewett state route 9 and 151..12 miles Staging areas in Scio St Route 646 also Eastport Road Jewett St Route 9 S exit County Road 50 Conotton Staging area exit 151 to Conotton Road Bowerston exit 151

Description

The Conotton Creek Trail is 11.4 miles designated Rail to Trail trail of scenic serenity that is located in Northern Harrison County Ohio with the Eastern Rail head located at the head waters of the Conotton Creek which flows into the Tuscarawas River on to the Ohio River and to the Mississippi Repaved in 2021 this level path has only a one eighth mile slight incline with all other areas level There are interpretative signs at the five staging areas where ample parking is available Other signage is posted through out the trail drawing attention to a swamp, beaver huts Special trees and ground cover Lots of wildlife seen on the trail is An American Bald Eagle family at Eagle pond at the 9 mile marker Beaver huts in two ponds bats in bat boxes deer fox and two fox dens rabbits mink groundhogs deer blue birds in the 40 blue bird houses along the trail turkeys crows ravens and buzzards ducks geese and an occasional Swan Five covered bridges are dispersed through out the 11.4 miles.trail wherever the creek crosses under the trail The trail is handicap accessible including all staging areas three staging area parking spots are designed for the handicapped
Four portable toilets are available as are thirty benches an four shelters Senior citizens and disabled persons have easy access either walking or in wheelchairs The trail is used by bikers from surrounding counties of Carroll Stark and Tuscarawas and many from Pennsylvania many of whom support the trail through their donations The Cure for Cancer Walk is an annual even on the trail The trail is open all year long and it owned by the county and supported and maintained by the volunteer group The Conotton Creek Tail Committee. The trail is policed by the Harrison County Sheriff department and by volunteers who live close to the trail Area garden clubs have designed six garden areas one being a butterfly garden

Additional Details

Width: 10 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Crushed Rock
Grass or Vegetation
Gravel
Sand

Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 951
Elevation High Point: 995
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2022

Supporting Webpages and Documents

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Website: Friends of the Conotton Creek Trail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Harry Horstman
Trail Chairman
Harrison County Conotton Creek Bike Committee
90151 Kilgore Ridge Road
Scio, OH 43988
740-945-2172
[email protected]

 

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