October 6, 2009
Note, if you start from Leith Run Campground the climb is not as bad as it used to be. Mostly rideable. Several of the switchbacks were taken out and the trail made more rideable last year. Much better than before. I just rode this a few weeks ago and did a loop using this trail. When you reach the end of it at Co.Rd.9 you can continue on the North Country Trail ( a little tough ) and connect to a portion of Archers fork Loop. Follow the loop across the gravel road from the NCT for a couple valleys and watch for the Ohio View Connector. Go right here and ride over to Co.Rt.9. Cross CR9 and climb a steep hill and on the other side connect with Ohio View Trail where you will take a right and follow it to the end. It will come out at Beavertown about 3 miles north of the campground you started at. Just ride down the road to the camp. Is around 25 miles.
Don't forget to hit the Marietta City Trails, Strouds Run, Sells Park, Lake Hope, and nearby just across the river in WV, Mountwood Park and North Bend State Park.