Think Ohio’s all corn farms and soybeans? Think again. Zaleski’s 27,000 hardwood acres offer a dose of true wilderness. This mellow, two-night, 19.9-mile loop—with sandstone outcrops and wild edibles—is perfect for beginners or quick getaways.
Gear up The Pedaler & The Packer, 432 Richland Ave., Athens. (740) 592-4630; pedaler.com
Season Year-round, though trails get muddy in wet weather.
Permit Register for first-come, first-serve campsites at the parking lot kiosk.
Contact (740) 596-5781; ohiodnr.com