“A fast trail with a fun downhill going either direction!
— Ryan Smith
This trail is located on private property with permission. Please respect this private property by staying on the marked trail.
This segment of the Pioneer Trail connects riders from the trails around Marietta High School to trails located at the Broughton's Wildlife Area. The southern trailhead starts at the sidewalk on Colegate Dr directly across the street from Academy Dr at Marietta High School. The northern end of the trail meets SR 821 at the main entrance to the Broughton's Wildlife Area (GWB1).
Heading north the Pioneer Trail leads you up a rolling climb for the first half of it's length. At around .25 miles, you'll see the Rudolph Farm Trail
on your right. This trail can be used to complete a loop around the property. After reaching the top of the hill, the trail crosses a powerline right-of-way and begins a fast descent with a few small "pedally" sections. At the next powerline crossing you'll pass the Dark Hollow Trail
on your right. This trail can be used in combination with Rudolph Farm Trail
, Mill Creek Trail
& Second Creek Trail
to complete a nice loop around the property. This area is a must ride when you're in Marietta!