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The Olde Muskingum Trail follows the west bank of the Tuscarawas River opposite the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath. It extends south for about 6 miles from Canal Fulton, at Cherry Street (Rt. 93), to Forty-Corners Road just north of Massillon.

In the past, those who have ventured onto this trail have found it lightly used and somewhat neglected (see comments). This is not surprising since the popular towpath parallels the Olde Muskingum from the opposite river bank.

Joe Chase reported that a fresh layer of crushed stone was spread over the pathway in 2004, however the trail is still not recommended for narrow-tires.

Read another review of this trail.

Trail Specs:

Class: B2-

Length: 6.1 miles / crushed stone

Condition: Good

Facilities: At the city park in Canal Fulton. Also, Port-o-johns along Towpath Trail across the river at Forty Corners Rd and Butterbridge Rd.

Food: In Canal Fulton.

Parking: Community Park in Canal Fulton and two towpath lots across the river at Butterbridge & Forty Corners Rds.

Canal-Fulton Butterbridge-Rd Forty-Corners-Rd
6.1mi 2.8mi 0mi
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