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Everett Covered Bridge Trailhead Information

Firm, flat, unpaved trail curves from kiosk, past restrooms, to the distant red bridge in the trees.
The covered bridge (center) and restrooms (right) are a short walk from the trailhead bulletin board

NPS / Arrye Rosser

Quick Facts

Audio Description, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information - Maps Available, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

The reconstructed Everett Covered Bridge reflects a common historic scene in Ohio. During the 1800s, the state led the nation with over 2,000 covered bridges. Everett Covered Bridge survived until a spring storm destroyed it in 1975. School children, local citizens, private organizations, and government agencies joined hands to secure funds for a historically accurate reconstruction, completed in 1986.

Today hikers, horseback riders, environmental education students, and photographers all use the bridge regularly. Once a year, the bridge closes for a contra dance with dancing over the waters of Furnace Run. Nearby trails include the 4.0-mile Riding Run and 2.75-mile Perkins trails, open to pedestrians and horses. They also include the 2.1-mile Furnace Run Trail, a walking trail popular for viewing spring wildflowers.