Moonville Tunnel

Moonville Tunnel, Vinton: Address, Moonville Tunnel Reviews: 4/5

Moonville Tunnel
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louA
Poland, OH28 contributions
Great history
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was a windy twisting gravel road to this tunnel. It is a short walk to tunnel. Also make sure to look for telegraph poles along the trail.
Written August 22, 2021
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Donovan C
Ashville, OH390 contributions
No Ghosts today!
Dec 2020 • Couples
I have lived locally my whole life and have never made it here until today. The story of the place is intriguing and the drive in is extra picturesque!! The trails are pretty long and gonna be much longer and more branches soon. There is a chain link fence with padlocks all over it in memory of someone that perished on the tracks. The tunnel abounds with tales of spirits from the other side but alas none were seen today. Unfortunately people have graffitied the inside of the tunnel and it really takes away from it. It would be great in the summertime when all the foliage is in and people are playing and floating on Raccoon Creek. If you come to the Hocking Hills check it out!
Written December 14, 2020
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rosa78
Cleveland, OH135 contributions
Cool, beautiful place
Aug 2020 • Family
It is a little bit hard to find but it is quite beautiful when you get there! There's a small parking lot and then it's a short walk to the tunnel. You walk over a bridge and apparently it's a thing to bring a lock to put on the fence of the bridge. Some people put their initials or painted the lock. We did not see any ghosts but still very neat!
Written August 6, 2020
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NibblesAndBookbag
Columbus, OH57 contributions
The Drive There is Scarier
Jun 2020
We found this "meh" and it was relatively busy. Google maps took us a really back-road way from Athens,Ohio, which was far scarier than the actual tunnel (narrow, twisty-turning, gravel roads with little or no cell phone reception). We also visited King's Hollow Tunnel nearby, which was by far more desolate and felt "spookier". As a lot of reviews state here and other places, be sure to have directions before you go as cell reception is poor at best and you won't possibly be able to rely on a cell map apps.
Written June 28, 2020
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Steve B
Moraine, OH129 contributions
It's Not the Destination , It's The Ride !
May 2020
It was a Very Beautiful Ride Getting there ( If on a Motorcycle , PLEASE be Careful ) the Last few Miles are all Gravel with winding Curves and Steep drop offs , But well worth it , It was different and Better than Expected , I Highly Recomend seeing this Place !!
Written May 17, 2020
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JBH
259 contributions
Unfortunately Graffiti
Aug 2019
We visited the tunnel on a warm, comfortable day. The view upon just coming to the tunnel entrance looking though to the other side is loveliness. We walked down to the creek and skipped rocks and watched a caterpillar cross the path.

This was the first time I'd seen a love lock bridge, interesting history. Hard to believe all the weight that locals can out on bridges.

Unfortunately all of the clean up efforts have been waylaid by graffiti.
Written September 24, 2019
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Richard J
Columbus, OH4 contributions
Moonville Tunnel
May 2019 • Family
Very spooky feeling there visited many times night is best time to see it. Lots of history surrounding the tunnel ....many supposed ghosts
Written May 25, 2019
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Tigercar5
Zanesville, OH341 contributions
Much easier access since they built the foot bridge
Apr 2019 • Family
I have been going to the Moonville Tunnel for many years and I always enjoy it. When I first started going you had to park your car near the one lane bridge and hike along the creek to get there~which could be a muddy mess if it had been raining recently. Now you go across the bridge, turn left into a small parking lot and walk across the foot bridge and you're there! As most people say there is lots of graffiti~seems like more every year and I was sorry to see they sprayed over the train that someone painted inside the tunnel. In all fairness I have never been there after dark nor do I want to visit at that time of night :) The history is interesting!
Written April 13, 2019
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Ronnie M
West Chester, OH356 contributions
Rail history
Oct 2018 • Couples
Moonviile tunnel is a great piece of railway history. Do yourself a favor and read about the history of this town from the 1800’s.
Great piece of history and the stone work even today is magnificent. Sad to see the graffiti all over it. Follow the RR rail trail signs to get there. Backroads for sure but it’s entertaining with the stories that go along with this place. Enjoyed walking through the tunnel and traveling down the trail on the other side.
Written October 21, 2018
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trico40
Ohio102 contributions
Take the insect repellent
Oct 2018 • Family
This is an awesome easy hike for those who like history, nature and all things spooky. We have hiked this path near and through the tunnel twice this fall and really enjoy it. A little advice: Take insect repellent. The mosquitoes are plentiful and can ruin the entire hike. Also, print off a paper copy of directions. We thought we knew where we were going but lost cell service quickly once we got into the foothills. The Dining Lodge and Visitors Center at Lake Hope have area maps to purchase as well.

We didn't see ghosts but there is a distinctly different feel on the path on the far side of the tunnel. It's just a feeling of unease and being watched.
Written October 10, 2018
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