Zoar Valley Trail GuideThe Camp Tuscazoar Foundation has assumed operations of the historic Zoar Valley Trail. This scenic 20-mile trail provides hikers with a variety of historical sites and changes in terrain from rolling hills to level paths. The trail is anchored at the southern end by the village of Schoenbrunn in New Philadelphia and on the north by Fort Laurens in Bolivar. The trail passes Zoar, with an overnight stop at Camp Tuscazoar.
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The Zoar Valley Trail Guide (Mileage from Schoenbrunn)
|Leave Schoenbrunn and follow SR 39 to University Drive (TR 312)|
|Turn right onto University Drive and proceed east|
|0.8||Entrance to Trumpet In The Land|
|2.5||Cemetery/Junction of TR 312 and TR 306 (Ridge Road)||Topomap||Photo|
|Turn left onto Ridge Road heading northwest|
|3.6||Pass through intersection of Ridge Rd. and TR 313--continue west|
|5.9||Leave Ridge Rd./Follow Dawn Drive northwest to SR 39||Topomap||Photo|
|6.3||Turn right onto SR 39 and head east to Hillandale Road|
|6.4||Turn north on Hillandale Road/Follow Hillandale Road to old railroad bed|
|6.5||Turn right and head east on old railroad bed|
|7.1||Turn left and head north on Pleasant Valley Rd. (TR314)||Topomap||Photo|
|9.4||Turn right and head northeast on Reed's Run Road||Topomap||Photo|
|9.6||Turn left and head west on Johnstown Road.|
|10.1||Join with SR 416|
|10.2||Turn right and head north on old railroad bed||Topomap||Photo|
|12.9||Trail to Buzzards Roost|
|13.4||Trail to central Camp Tuscazoar|
|14.6||Leave old railroad bed/Turn left and head downhill to the Zoarville Station Bridge|
|14.8||Cross Connotton Creek|
|15.0||Join SR 800/Turn left and head southwest at intersection|
|15.2||Cross Tuscarawas River|
|15.3||Leave SR 800/Turn right and head north on Ohio-Erie Canal towpath|
|17.4||Wheeling & Lake Erie RR bridge||Topomap||Photo|
|18.0||Old Zoar Bridge|
|19.8||Pass over I-77|
Laurens grounds. Follow trail parallel to I-77. Note canal on
right and Indian
mound on the left
A patch is available for those who complete the Zoar Valley Trail.
For additional information, or to make arrangements to hike the trail, call or write:
Camp Tuscazoar Ranger
Phone: (330) 859-2288
To reserve a campsite, call or write to:
Camp Tuscazoar Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 308
Zoarville, OH 44656-0308
Phone: (330) 859-2288