Collegial Woods Trails

Collegial Woods Trails is a passive recreation park located on the northern portion of the Ohio University- Zanesville and Zane State College campus. The Park is 63 acres, most of which is a wooded ravine crisscrossed by nearly two miles of walking trails, some of which are quite challenging and offer views of Joe’s Run and several small wetlands. A 10-foot-wide accessible gravel trail along the edge of the woods connects to the campus sidewalks 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 Collegial Woods Trail network connects to the Joe’s Run Recreational Trail.

Parking: Parking is available on the Ohio University-Zanesville/Zane State College campus.

Directions: Located on the northern portion of the OUZ and Zane State College campus on Newark Rd.

1555 Newark Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701
(740) 455-8237


The Muskingum Valley Park District - Collegial Woods Trails


1425 Newark Road, Zanesville, Ohio. Collegial Woods is 63 acres at the “back” or northern end of the campus. There is ample parking on the Ohio University-Zanesville side of campus as well as on the Zane State College side of campus.

Pets are welcome provided they are on a leash. To insure that everyone experiences a safe and beautiful visit, please pick up after your pet!

The park is within the City of Zanesville and the only hunting that is permitted is with a camera. Fishing is allowed provided the angler has a current Ohio fishing license.

Large paved parking lots are located on the east side of the campus (Ohio University-Zanesville) and west side of the campus (Zane State College). A small lot is located behind Campus Center along with a few spaces on the road connecting the two large parking lots.