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Bayfront Connector Trail

8.9 miles
The Bayfront Connector Trail, also known as the Bayfront Bikeway, offers a paved route across the city of Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. At its east end is the Penn State Behrend campus; from there, the trail continues downhill following ...
Asphalt

Bike and Hike Trail

33.5 miles
The Bike & Hike Trail is a rambling, rolling 33.5-mile rail-trail peppered with bridge crossings and neighborhood road riding in both a rural and suburban setting. Unlike most flat rail-trails, this route has delightful dips and rises, but small ...
Asphalt

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

17 miles
The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The bikeway links many of the city's cultural sites ...
Asphalt

Crooked Creek Trail aka Thornton Junction Trail

7 miles
A seven mile section of the Thornton Junction (aka Crooked Creek) Trail was acquired for public use by the Northwest Pennsylvania Trail Association. The corridor begins immediately south of south of Route 5 at Girard Junction and follows the ...

Ernst Bike Trail

6.1 miles
Along its 6-mile path, this paved rail-trail crosses through a rich array of natural habitats, from creek bottomlands to meadow, marsh and forest. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst, who owned the Meadville-Linesville Railroad corridor and ...
Asphalt

Gates Mills Interurban Bridge

0.1 miles
The Gates Mills Interurban Bridge, known locally as simply The Walking Bridge, offers a pedestrian-only route over the scenic Chagrin River. The steel truss bridge was built in 1899 for the Eastern Ohio Traction Company as part of an electric ...
Asphalt
Boardwalk

Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

3.74 miles
The Harrison-Dillard Bikeway is a north-south urban path that not only connects the Lake Erie shoreline with the University Circle district, but connects trail users with Cleveland’s cultural past. Beginning at Gordon Park, where the trail links ...
Asphalt

Headwaters Trail

8 miles
The bucolic Headwaters Trail is a pleasant 8-mile journey through the rural landscape between Mantua and Garrettsville. The path has a crushed-stone surface and is mostly shaded. It follows the route of the old Cleveland-Mahoning Railroad line ...
Crushed Stone

Heartland Trail

8 miles
The much anticipated 8 mile trail from Orrville to Clinton is closer to reality. The corridor was purchased in the summer of 2010 from Norfolk and Southern Railroad. The trail will go from Orrville through the village of Marshallville to Clinton. ...

Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor

5.1 miles
The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north end) to Concord Township. A short disconnected ...
Asphalt

Maple Highlands Trail

17 miles
The Maple Highlands Trail consists of 3 separate segments totaling more than 17 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape, heavily wooded in places. The paved northern ...
Asphalt
Gravel

Maurice K. Goddard State Park Multi-Use Trail

12 miles
Maurice K. Goddard State Park spans more than 2,000 acres in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh. A centerpiece of the park is the expansive Lake Wilhelm, popular with anglers. A paved, off-road trail for biking and ...
Asphalt

MetroParks Bikeway

11 miles
The well-designed MetroParks Bikeway between Canfield Township and Austintown is an 11-mile paved corridor that passes through both suburbs and countryside in northeastern Ohio. Traveling north from the trail's start at Western Reserve Road, ...
Asphalt

Morgana Run Trail

2.1 miles
The Morgana Run Trail runs on a former Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway corridor through Cleveland’s historic Slavic Village neighborhood. The paved rail-trail connects residents to Cleveland Metroparks’ Garfield Park Reservation to the south, ...
Asphalt

Newton Falls Trail

0.75 miles
The Newton Falls Trail, built on a former railroad bed, follows the Mahoning River as it winds its way downtown. The route provides pleasant neighborhood views of the quaint township that was established in the early 1800s, as well as access ...
Concrete

Niles Greenway

4.5 miles
The Niles Greenway is a paved, multi-use path running north–south between the county line on the south and the town of Niles. The pleasant trail passes through a mix of wooded areas, scattered light industrial estates and a few suburban back ...
Asphalt

Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

81.1 miles
As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, just over 80 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south to Bolivar, but it will eventually ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone
Dirt

Ohio to Erie Trail

245.5 miles
The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the paved trail will connect residents in villages, ...
Asphalt
Concrete
Crushed Stone
Dirt

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

9.8 miles
The Portage Hike and Bike Trail stretches nearly 10 miles between Kent and Ravenna, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland and the southern shores of Lake Erie. Between the two busy downtowns, quiet woods and meadows can be enjoyed. In some areas, ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Pymatuning State Park Spillway Trail

2.9 miles
Located on the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this short but intriguing trail runs through Pymatuning State Park, a large and popular two-state recreation area encompassing a 2,500-acre wildlife refuge around ...
Ballast

Red Line Greenway

3 miles
The Red Line Greenway is planned to extend from the Michael Zone Recreation Center on the west side of Cleveland into downtown, including an elevated section on the RTA viaduct that overlooks the Cuyahoga River. Along with spectacular views ...
Asphalt

Shenango River Trail

7 miles
The Shenango River Trail once served as a towpath along the Erie Canal Extension. During the mid-1800s, mules pulled boats along the canal, linking goods from the Great Lakes to Pittsburgh and beyond. Recognizing the geographic significance ...
Dirt

Stavich Bicycle Trail

10.5 miles
Note: The eastern end of the Stavich Bicycle Trail between Covert Road and Fording Road is temporarily closed as Lawrence County works to repair a culvert washout and collapsed hillside. The majority of the trail from Fording Road into Ohio ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Trout Island Trail

2.4 miles
The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River near the Pennsylvania-Ohio border. Eventually, ...
Asphalt

Warren Bikeway

3.2 miles
The Warren Bikeway is an integral component of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, which will eventually link Lake Erie and the Ohio River via a multiuse, off-road trail. Warren’s portion consists of two unique parts: a greenway coursing ...
Asphalt

Western Reserve Greenway

43 miles
The Western Reserve Greenway is a 43-mile, mostly rural rail-trail that cuts a north–south course from Ashtabula to Warren, Ohio. The greenway's start is only a few miles from Lake Erie, and a planned extension will bring it right to the shoreline. ...
Asphalt
Ballast