Lancaster, 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 Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    WARNING: The westernmost mile of the Blackhand Gorge Trail, including the parking area on Brushy Fork Road SE, is closed due to potential danger from a loose hillside along that section. Three miles heading west from the Toboso Road trailhead ...
  • 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 ...
  • Buckeye Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Buckeye Scenic Trail, a recent addition to the expanding Licking County trail system, stretches over 4 miles from just outside the commercial district of Heath to Lakewood High School on US 40. The paved trail passes verdant Ohio farmland ...
  • Camp Chase Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Great Guernsey Trail Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 7 mile corridor once developed will add to the existing Great Guernsey Trail from Cambridge to Lore City.
  • 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 ...
  • Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 20.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • I-670 Greenway Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 3.5-mile I-670 Greenway 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 scenery ...
  • 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 ...
  • Moonville Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Grass, Gravel

    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

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wellston Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.78 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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

    Rail-Trail

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

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
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