The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is the "Jewel of the Hocking Valley". It follows the Hocking River from Athens to Nelsonville. It is a flat paved path ( 30 ft. total elevation gain ) through a wooded corridor with rolling hills skirting the path. Flora and fauna abound throughout the length of the path.
Athens is a great city for bicycling. In 2019, Athens ranked 20th on the national list issued by PeopleForBikes, a foundation which advocates for bicycling in America. See our commuter map to find your best cycling route through the city.
This is a nice century that starts out with rolling hills for the first 25 miles from Athens to the Ohio River in Pomeroy. The rest of the ride follows the Ohio River north and turns onto roads that follow The Hocking River back to Athens.