Much of the Bowerston section follows county and township roads but Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District properties provide many miles of off-road experience. The trail skirts Leesville Lake, passes through the town of Bowerston, and follows the shorelines of Tappan, Clendening, and Piedmont Lakes. After passing through the small town of Smyrna, the trail continues along a very scenic township road and over a covered bridge at Skull Fork.
Attention Through-Hikers - This Update does not affect the trail itself. At Point 17, Moravian Trail Rd (C2) at Adams Rd (T303), the little post office in Deersville is now closed. The closure is probably permanent.