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Alum Creek Greenway Trail

22.4 miles
The Alum Creek Greenway Trail follows a north–south route along a riparian corridor of its namesake creek, connecting neighborhoods and commercial districts. The 22-mile route was completed in October 2015 and is now one of the longest trails ...

Blackhand Gorge Trail

4.26 miles
The Blackhand Gorge Trail, the only bike path in the Ohio nature preserve system, features some of the best scenery in the state. Perhaps this is to be expected from a trail that passes through a gorge and sandstone formation carved by the Licking ...

Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail

17.8 miles
The Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail runs interrupted for nearly 18 miles between Reynoldsburg and Groveport on the southeastern edge of Columbus. The trail parallels Blacklick Creek for the vast majority of its journey, with only brief diversions ...

Buckeye Scenic Trail

5.5 miles
The Buckeye Scenic Trail, a recent addition to the expanding Licking County trail system, stretches roughly 6 miles from the northern reaches of Heath to Lakewood High School on US 40. In the north, the paved trail passes commercial properties ...

Camp Chase Trail

16 miles
The Camp Chase Trail is a paved, 16-mile pathway stretching from Lilly Chapel to southwest Columbus in Ohio's Madison and Franklin Counties. In Columbus, you can easily pick up the nearby Scioto Greenway Trail, which heads into downtown. The ...

Canal Winchester Trail System

4.8 miles
This nearly 5-mile trail system weaves throughout historic Canal Winchester, Ohio, a southern suburb of Columbus. The extensive network links residents with parks, businesses and the city’s high school. A portion of the route along Groveport ...

Darby Creek Trail

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

Downtown Connector Trail

1 miles
Although the Downtown Connector Trail is short, just a mile through Mount Vernon, it's a key connector between the Kokosing Gap Trail, which heads east to Danville, and the Heart of Ohio Trail, which heads west to Centerburg. All three trails ...

Fairfield Heritage Trail

9.5 miles
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 ...

Foor Leisure Path

1.3 miles
The Foor Leisure Path is a short, paved trail that links the northern edge of Groveport’s quaint residential core with the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail. The connection allows Groveport residents to travel seamlessly by bike or foot north to ...

Galena Brick Trail

0.8 miles
The Galena Brick Trail follows a former rail bed from the Blackhawk golf course to Miller Park, which offers a small playground. Of historical significance is the nearby Galena Shale and Brick Factory, which dates back to the 1890s and for which ...

Genoa Trail

4 miles
The Genoa Trail runs between Northgate Way in Westerville and Plumb Road south of Galena, paralleling the east side of State Route 3. The trail is separated from the road by a nice corridor of trees, shading nearly the entire length of the pathway. The ...

Heart of Ohio Trail

15.6 miles
The Heart of Ohio Trail extends from Mount Vernon south to the Knox-Licking county line just south of Centerburg. The vast majority of the nearly 16-mile trail is paved, with only a short section—just over a mile-long stretch of railroad ballast ...

Heritage Rail-Trail

6.1 miles
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 ...

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

20.3 miles
The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway traces a beautiful, twisting 20-mile course from Athens to Nelsonville along the Hocking River. The rail-trail draws its name from the ancient Adena Indians who lived in this area and called the Hocking, a tributary ...

Hoover Scenic Trail

0.6 miles
The Hoover Scenic Trail continues north from the paved Genoa Trail to Weise Road just south of Galena. The trail follows the northwestern shoreline of the sprawling Hoover Reservoir within a scenic nature preserve. A highlight of the trail’s ...

I-670 Downtown Connector Trail

3.5 miles
The 3.5-mile I-670 Downtown Connector Trail parallels Interstate 670 and Leonard Avenue in Columbus on its winding route from Ohio Dominican University to the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center and Columbus State Community College. While ...

Kokosing Gap Trail

14 miles
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 Vernon, Gambier, Howard and Danville on ...

Moonville Rail Trail

8.4 miles
The Moonville Rail Trail is a 16-mile trail that utilizes the former Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad that began service in the 1850s. This railroad provided only industrial service, never carrying passengers because of its proximity to the ...

Muskingum Recreational Trail

4.5 miles
The Muskingum Recreation Trail runs for 4.5 miles along a ballast trail between Main Street in Dresden and Rock Cut Road. The trail offers views of the Muskingum River, with impressive rock formations, through a wooded corridor. Another 0.5-mile ...

Ohio Canal Greenway

2.7 miles
The Ohio Canal Greenway extends south from Hebron on an old Penn Central Railroad right-of-way. Farm fields border the trail on the west, while remnants of the historic Ohio and Erie Canal are to the east. Birdwatchers and other fans of wildlife ...

Ohio to Erie Trail

274.1 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, ...
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Old Town Creek Trail

1 miles
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 ...
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Olentangy Trail

13 miles
Caution: The Olentangy Trail is currently closed between Worthington Hills Park and Olentangy River Parklands at Wilson Bridge Road. This section is scheduled to reopen some time in 2017. Refer to dot.state.oh.us for detailed directions to detour ...

Pickaway County Rail-Trail

16.5 miles
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

29 miles
The paved Prairie Grass Trail stretches 29 miles between London and Xenia, generally following US 42. The northern trailhead is located in London, behind the senior citizen's center, and has a picnic pavilion and public restroom. The trailhead ...

Roberts Pass Trail

6.5 miles
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 Greenway Trail

10.5 miles
The Scioto Greenway 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 ...

T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail

9.9 miles
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

14.2 miles
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

34.8 miles
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 ...

Wellston Bike Path

1.78 miles
The Wellston Bike Path is just under 2 miles, but when combined with the path around Lake Alma, you can make it a 5-mile round-trip. North of town, the path parallels State Route 349, making for a pleasant journey to and from the lake along ...

Westerville B&W

23.9 miles
The Westerville B&W (Bike & Walk Route) is an extensive system of paved multi-use paths throughout the Columbus suburb, stretching from Hoover Reservoir on the east to as far west as Worthington Road. On-road bike lanes allow for cyclists to ...

Zane's Landing Trail

2.9 miles
The Zane's Landing Trail—also known as the Zanesville Riverfront Bike Path—extends north from downtown Zanesville on a former railroad corridor wedged between the Muskingum River and an active rail line. The southern terminus is in Zane's Landing ...