The Mohican Valley Trail consists of a 4.5 mile rail-to-trail through the spectacular Mohican River valley. The trail links the Kokosing Gap Trail with the soon-to-be completed Holmes County Trail. Visit the 370 foot long "Bridge of Dreams" while traveling on this trail. The parking lot for the Bridge of Dreams is located at 16606 Hunter Road). Download a trail guide and map. A short video (2 mb) shows the construction of this remarkable bridge, the longest covered bridge in Ohio.
Users of the Mohican Valley Trail can continue riding west, past Danville, on the Kokosing Gap Trail. Horses are not allowed on the Kokosing Gap Trail, however. View a map that gives directions between the Mohican Valley and Kokosing Gap Trails in Danville. Users with horse trailers can park at 402 East Street or 27825 Buckeye Road in Danville, 15700 Tiger Valley Road or below the Bridge of Dreams at 16606 Hunter Road.
Read the inspirational story behind the creation of the Bridge of Dreams and the trail, which serves as a testament to hard work, perserverence and what can be accomplished when a group of citizens and local decisionmakers collectively share a vision for their community. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Mohican River valley, which occurs nearly 40 feet below the Bridge of Dreams.
We encourage mountain bicyclists, Amish buggy users and horse riders to utilize this terrific and picturesque resource. The trail surface consists of crushed stone and sand.
A stop at the Tiger Valley Arch parking lot (15700 Tiger Valley Road) and a short stroll down the newly constructed path will yield views of a hand-hewn, eight-foot high, sandstone arch culvert that lies beneath the trail. During normal weather conditions, water your horse here.
While enjoying the solitude of this rustic trail, listen for the songs of indigo buntings, rose-breasted grosbeaks, baltimore orioles, rufous-sided towhees and great-crested flycatchers. Spring wildflowers adorn portions of the trail, including trillium and phlox.
Visitors to the Bridge of Dreams will sense the rich history of the area, particularly the relics left behind by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The horse hitching posts at the Bridge of Dreams are constructed out of original metal pipe used on the railroad. The steel beams that form the structure for the Bridge of Dreams were erected in 1944. This portion of the Pennsylvania Railroad closed after the 1959 flood washed out track and bridges to the east.
Mohican Valley Trail photos, compliments of Mount Vernon News