Collegial Woods

Collegial Woods
1425 Newark Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Collegial Woods webpage
Collegial Woods map

Also see, Joes Run Recreational Trail

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About Collegial Woods
Collegial Woods is a passive park located on the northern portion of the Ohio University-Zanesville and Zane State College campus on Newark Road. The park is 63 acres, most of which is a wooded ravine criss-crossed by more than two miles of walking trails, some of which are quite challenging and offer views of Joe’s Run and several small wetlands. There is also a 10 foot wide gravel trail along the edge of the woods which connects to the sidewalks on campus to make a nearly two mile walking loop. Collegial Woods was developed with the assistance of two NatureWorks grants through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The two wooden pedestrian bridges, one of which is a 45 foot span across Joe’s Run, were designed and built with the assistance of graduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering at Ohio University in Athens under the leadership of Dr. Eric Steinberg.

In 2012 through a generous grant from the Cora E. Rogge Trust grant, a major renovation of the gravel perimeter trail was undertaken which included drainage swales, broad based dips, drainage pipes, signage, trees, and new gravel with a thick overlay of screenings. The trail was christened the Rogge Trail.
From Collegial Woods webpage

Restrooms are available April through October in the Cora E. Rogge Pavilion located at the trail head of the Rogge Trail. Public restrooms are also available in Campus Center from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. year round.