McGraw Edison Recreation Area

Bike Trails At McGraw Edison Recreation Area

Steward: Dave Lewis



About This Trail:

Local electrical equipment manufacturer McGraw Edison donated their company picnic grounds, built in the 50’s, to the city of Zanesville in 1985. The 75-acre property is now owned by the Muskingum County Park District who has whole heartedly supported the trail as a part of the passive nature of the park.

A local bike club member discovered this beautiful property in 1999 and began laying out a loop trail that has 5 miles of wooded and open single track. Making use of the three existing concrete fords the novice level trails wind through the Little Salt Creek valley and then features more challenging trails on the steep wooded hillsides to the south. Use caution crossing the fords during high water! The climb out of the valley is rewarded with two miles of flat and downhill running to get back to the valley floor.

Since then the trail system has been expanded onto adjoining property to make an 10 mile loop. The club is currently working on digitizing the trail system and will have it loaded to MTB Project and Trailforks soon.

When in doubt
Pedal It Out!

Come enjoy the wonderful trails in Southeastern Ohio!