OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

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Thomas Evans Trail — Newark, Ohio to Johnstown, Ohio

Thomas Evans Trail 30-Mile Bike Ride

Come out for a ride! This is part of a trail ride series sponsored by the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) intended to bring awareness to the wonderful trails in our quad-state region (Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). All cyclists are welcome for this rails-to-trails, moderate-paced ride.

Join us, as we visit the Thomas Evans Trail and ride roundtrip from Newark, Ohio to Johnstown, Ohio.

Do not forget your camera!

Trailhead

Newark Trailhead - 1996 Cherry Valley Rd. NE, Newark, OH 43055

GPS: 40.043664, -82.472184

Directions: 

Interstate 70 to State Route 79 and travel north for 6 miles. Turn left onto Irving Wick Drive, go west for 2 miles then turn right onto Thornwood Drive southeast. Thornwood becomes Reddington Road after about 1.4 miles. Turn right onto Cherry Valley Road and look for the trailhead on the right. 

Features and Points of Interest:
The Thomas Evans Trail moves through woods, pastures and farmlands. Our ride begins at the southern trailhead at Cherry Valley Road in Newark, Ohio following the rapids of 
Raccoon Creek on the trail's east side. After passing under State Route 16, cow-dotted fields extend from both sides of the trail. Continuing north, you shortly arrive at the ruins of Clemons Railroad Station. The remaining ride to Johnstown passes alternately though woods, ravines and farm fields. This is a great ride on those scorching hot summer days as most of the bikeway is lined with a canopy of foliage that gives the effect of riding through a long, green tunnel. Riding from Johnstown to Newark the trail makes a gradual descent that goes for several miles making the trip an almost effortless ride.

Social

A social gathering and lunch at the Dairy Queen Brazier, 310 Columbia Street, Leetonia, OH 44431(330) 427-6269 or following the ride dinner at Pondi’s Restaurant & Bar, 8954 State Route 45, Lisbon, Ohio. (330-424-0334)

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