About the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail
Beginning at the Scioto County Welcome Center located
at 342 Second Street in the historic Boneyfiddle District in downtown Portsmouth, the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail ties into
the Ohio River Scenic Byway near the Portsmouth floodwall murals.
Heading west, it then follows the Ohio River and turns north
into Shawnee State Forest, which is the largest of Ohio's 20 state forests.
Travelers along the way
will discover ancient Indian mounds, remnants of the Ohio and Erie Canal, lush forest land and the boyhood
homes of two of Ohio's famous people: American legend Roy Rogers and Major League Baseball executive Branch Rickey.
area is rich in Native American history and there are numerous points of interest and historic landmarks along the way.
Scioto Heritage Trail travels from the low lands along the Ohio and Scioto River Valleys to the highest elevations in
Scioto County and provides scenic views over the valleys below.