Columbus, Ohio (OH) Trails & Maps

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  • Alum Creek Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 25.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Alum Creek Multi-Use Trail is part of the larger Ohio to Erie Trail that will eventually link Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. This Alum Creek section follows a north–south route along a riparian corridor of its namesake creek, connecting ...
  • Blackhand Gorge

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This path has some of the best scenery Ohio has to offer: a flowing river, spring water trickling from steep rock ledges, rock formations and cool, thick woods. The trail also crosses a creek and passes between a huge section of rock that had ...
  • Blacklick Creek Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Blacklick Creek Trail totals 12 miles in three separate segments (as of autumn 2011): 1. In the southwest, the trail courses through Three Creeks Metro Park, where it shares the same path as the Alum Creek Trail for part of the way. The ...
  • Buck Creek Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Buck Creek Trail runs between Buck Creek State Park and Plum Street by Wittenberg University. At its eastern end in Buck Creek State Park, the trail makes a loop and heads into 2 different directions bordering the southwest side of the reservoir. The ...
  • Buckeye Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The newest addition to the expanding Licking County trail system is the Buckeye Scenic Trail. This trail goes 4 miles from just outside the commercial district of Heath to Lakewood High School along US Route 40. The asphalted trail goes past ...
  • Camp Chase Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Camp Chase Rail-Trail is a paved, 6.9-mile pathway stretching from Lilly Chapel to Galloway in central Ohio's Madison and Franklin Counties  It will one day total 15 miles and extend into the Columbus metro area.  It gets its name from the ...
  • Canal Winchester Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This one mile paved trail connects the municipal pool complex in the village of Canal Winchester to the bustling commercial district along Gender Road.
  • Darby Creek Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 7.8 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Darby Creek Trail is currently available in two disconnected segments that parallel the Big Darby State and National Scenic River on the western outskirts of Columbus. The northern 3.5 miles of trail wind through the Prairie Oaks Metro ...
  • Fairfield Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fairfield Heritage Trail winds through and connects the community of Lancaster. It links a college, high school, junior high school and elementary school, as well as numerous parks and shopping and dining opportunities along its 9.5-mile ...
  • Genoa Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.85 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Part of the Ohio to Erie Trail, the Genoa Trail runs between Northgate Way in Westerville and Weise Road in Galena. The trail parallels the east side of State Route 3 and is separated from the road by a nice corridor of trees, shading nearly ...
  • Heart of Ohio Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Heart of Ohio Trail extends from the Knox-Licking county line just south of Centerburg north to Mount Vernon. It offers nearly 16 miles of walking, skating and biking, while an adjacent trail between Thayer Road to Tucker Road (about 3 miles) ...
  • Heritage Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    More than half of the smooth, flat, 6.1-mile Heritage Rail-Trail has a parallel 4-mile horse trail. The equestrian corridor starts at Hayden Run Road and continues northwest to the Cemetery Pike trailhead. If you're walking, biking or inline ...
  • Interstate-670 Bikeway

    State: OH
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This short bikeway parallels old Leonard Avenue and Interstate 670 in Columbus from Airport Drive to Cleveland Avenue. The path starts at Airport Drive and passes right through the city. It begins by moving along some of the highway walls along ...
  • Kokosing Gap Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Part of the 320-mile Ohio to Erie Trail, the 14-mile Kokosing Gap Trail travels through a landscape of ravines and farmland and passes a beautifully restored train and a cheerful wood caboose. This outstanding trail connects the towns of Mount ...
  • Little Miami Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 78 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the 330-mile network of paved, off-road trails in Ohio’s Miami Valley. The 78-mile paved path links Terrace Park near Cincinnati to Springfield, a dozen towns and four counties to the north. It passes ...
  • Marion Tallgrass Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass

    The Marion Tallgrass Trail is a planned trail extending west for 12 miles from Marion, Ohio, on a former Erie Lackawanna Railway corridor. The line was part of the Erie Lackawanna’s main line that once stretched from northern New Jersey to Chicago ...
  • Ohio Canal Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    This multi-purpose recreational trail is located on an old Penn Central Railroad right-of-way. Farm fields border on the west and the historic Ohio and Erie Canal borders on the east. A watered portion of the canal extends from the Hebron ...
  • Ohio to Erie Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 320 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Ohio to Erie Trail spans the state of Ohio from a tributary of the Ohio River in Cincinatti to Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie. When complete, this trail will connect four of Ohio's metropolitan cities, a dozen large towns, and numerous ...
  • Old Town Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Old Town Creek Trail is a short but scenic pathway in Logan, the gateway to the Hocking Hills region of southeast Ohio. The trail links the county fairgrounds not far from Logan’s downtown to Aqueduct Park along Front Street. Extending ...
  • Olentangy Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Olentangy Trail picks up near the north end of the Scioto Trail, heading 13 miles north through several parks and Ohio State University. Portions of the trail are rough going, but for the most part it is serene and scenic. From Confluence ...
  • Pickaway County Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface:

    The old Cincinnati-Muskingum Railroad grade from Circleville to the County line at New Holland is now owned by the Pickaway County Park District. Efforts are now underway to develop the Pickaway Trail which will eventually be over 16 miles of ...
  • Prairie Grass Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 29 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Prairie Grass Trail is an important piece of the Ohio to Erie Trail, the extensive cross-state, 320-mile trail. This beautifully maintained asphalt rail-trail segment stretches 29 miles between London and Xenia, generally following US 42. ...
  • Roberts Pass Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Roberts Pass Trail runs from downtown London, Ohio, to rural Fairfield Township. The trail passes through farmland for 6.5 miles, although dense tree cover shades the route at all times. Although the trail might not offer varied scenery, ...
  • Scioto Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Scioto Trail is an early urban greenway at its best. The 10-mile multiuse trail hugs the banks of the Scioto River and connects parks, links with other trails and offers fabulous views of downtown Columbus. Portions of the route are considered ...
  • Simon Kenton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 17.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Simon Kenton Trail is a tribute to the hardworking volunteer group that built and maintains the corridor, once part of the Erie-Lackawanna rail line. The rail-trail is well designed, has extensions and improvements in the offing and has ...
  • T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 9.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Beginning just east of downtown Newark, the T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail runs parallel to active tracks of the Ohio Central Railroad, making this trail a nice example of rail-with-trail. Built and funded by the Thomas J. Evans Foundation, the ...
  • T. J. Evans Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 14.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The T.J. Evans Trail is a very popular route, drawing both locals and visitors. The southern trailhead at Cherry Valley Road in Newark has a kiosk with a pay phone, drinking fountain and user guidelines. On the other side of town in East Newark, ...
  • Tri-County Triangle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 34.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tri-County Triangle Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the communities of Washington Court House, Frankfort ...
  • Westerville Bikeways

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 20.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Westerville Bikeways is a system of paved multi-use paths throughout the town, stretching from Hoover Reservoire on the east to as far west as Worthington Road. On-road bike lanes allow for cyclists to ride a variety of loops. Visit the ...
  • Xenia-Jamestown Connector

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 15.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Xenia–Jamestown Connector Trail links these two eponymous communities, and travels east beyond Jamestown to the Green/Fayette county line at Rosemoor Road. It's part of Ohio’s Miami Valley trail system, one of the nation's largest networks ...
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