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Marietta has15 miles of hiking, mountain-biking paths

August 9, 2013

Hundreds of hikers and mountain-biking enthusiasts are expected to hit area trails during this weekend’s Rivers, Trails and Ales festival in Marietta, but those folks may encounter some problems......

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Aug-10-13 8:42 AM

@asknot: Do either of them reside in the 1st Ward?

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Aug-09-13 4:00 PM

How do you go about reporting the four wheelers on the trail by the way? figured the cops would just shrug it off.

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Aug-09-13 3:58 PM

I love hiking these trails. As a Norwood resident i have them basically in my backyard. The bad part is that some people with four wheelers have been tearing them up (even though its clearly posted they arent allowed on the trail) and now parts are just pure mud and almost impossible to get around in some areas.

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Aug-09-13 3:25 PM

I hope Kalter does not get involved in these trails or we will have more of his projects that he starts, but expects others to finish.

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Aug-09-13 11:31 AM

The trail system is a wonderful asset to Marietta and the surrounding area. People love it! I've met people on the easier trails who are visiting from all over the U.S. Many are involved in Geo-caching.

One of the things that can be done to counteract the behavior of vandals is to involve people in projects. Seems the courts and probation departments are always looking for ways for those on probation to pay back through community service. If the city and county departments would work closer with the courts, there would be no lack of workers. It's a win-win. People get involved in community service and they begin to feel like they're part of the larger community. It cuts down on petty crimes like vandalism because they have contributed. It works.

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Aug-09-13 10:13 AM

It is unfortunate that individuals keep stealing trail signs. I don't know if many citizens know it or not, but Marietta is considered one of the top destinations in the country for outdoor recreation, and these trails are part of the reason why. The better they are maintained, the better it will look on the entire community. I will be at the festival this weekend and I hope all who attend have a good time!

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Aug-09-13 9:53 AM

Have to agree with @please, information is out there. And it is just a click away.

I downloaded an awesome PDF from the City website last year when I started riding/exploring. Not sure where it came from, but am glad to see the city's administration providing services via their website like this. It is convenient.

I went to the city website, city government tab, recreational activities link, then the river trail & mountain trail link. At the bottom is another link that says, "DETAILED MAP"

Have fun this weekend if you participate....

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Aug-09-13 8:18 AM

If you simply scroll down a bit on the outdoor page of the CVB website, you'll find the trail maps this reporter was unable to locate.

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