Hiking & Biking Trails

With 41,000 acres of land, much of which is open for public access, trail systems are increasing in popularity at the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) lakes.

The MWCD lakes offer a variety of trail options, including natural surface hiking trails, improved surface hiking and biking trails, and horse trails. Click the name of each lake below to download a printable map.

mother and two daughters hiking in fall leaves


Atwood Lake

Charles Mill Lake

Clendening Lake

Leesville Lake

Piedmont Lake

Pleasant Hill Lake

Seneca Lake

Tappan Lake



Download the DETOUR App Today! Ohio Department of Natural Resources now offers a trails app that puts the information right at your fingertips and includes the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District trails. Click on the DETOUR App image below for download information and FAQs.


Did you know that the Buckeye Trail connects Leesville, Tappan, Clendening, Piedmont, and Seneca Lakes? The Buckeye Trail is a scenic hiking trail system that touches every corner of the state and is more than 1,440 miles long. In addition, Tappan Lake is the regional headquarters for the Buckeye Trail Association. Trail supporters routinely camp at the Buckeye Trail Association's Century Barn near Tappan Lake and spend days, weekends, and weeks on trail maintenance activities. Click on the image below for more information about the Buckeye Trail.