Hiking Trails in Ohio

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  • 4-C Bicentennial Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 4C Bicentennial Trail is one of several throughout Wilmington, OH, and runs between Southeast Neighborhood Park and Fife Avenue (CR 82), just across the road from the south end of Denver Williams Memorial Park. The trail passes through a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Armleder Park Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Armleder Park Trail loops along a wide, paved route through the open meadows of the park, located east of Cincinnati. At the southeast end you'll find an overlook of the Little Miami River. The Armleder Park Trail links to the Lunken Airport ...
  • Berlin Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Berlin Lake Trail lies mid-way between Cleveland and Pittsburgh in Deerfield Township of Portage County. The 2-mile crushed limestone rail-trail crosses Berlin Lake, traveling through wooded areas with lake views. Fishing is not permitted ...
  • Bike and Hike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 33.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Blanchard River Greenway Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Blanchard River Greenway Bike Trail runs along a former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor on the riverfront in downtown Findlay. The trail primarily courses through woodlands, with highlights including river views and a bridge crossing ...
  • Bridgeway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Brideway Trail is found within the Black River Reservation, a park in Lorain County, where you can walk, jog, inline skate, cross-country ski or bike. The trail runs between Day's Dam in Lorain and the High Meadows picnic area in Elyria, ...
  • 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 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 Feeder Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Canal Feeder Trail begins at Graceland Cemetery on the south end of Sidney and continues southwest on a former historical canal towpath dating back to the 1840s. The paved trail parallels the Miami River through dense woodlands as it ...
  • 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.
  • Celina Coldwater Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.61 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Celina Coldwater Bikeway is an early rail-with-trail project from the 1980s. Long a popular trail, users follow the Penn Central Railroad between the village of Coldwater and the city of Celina, ending in the north near Grand Lake, the largest ...
  • Chippewa Inlet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3.95 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Chippewa Inlet Trail runs for nearly 4 miles between Lafayette Road/State Route 42 and the Chippewa Nature Area. The trail traverses an open, pastoral landscape along the Chippewa Inlet, which provides habitat for many bird species. Some ...
  • Chippewa Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chippewa Rail Trail runs for 2.4 miles between Chippewa Road (SR 50) in Chippewa Lake to suburban Wycliffe Drive southwest of Medina (Lafayette Township). The trail is mostly rural in feel, passing among woodlands, farmland and open space. ...
  • Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

    State: OH
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Conotton Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 11.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Conotton Creek Trail is 11.4 miles of scenic serenity in northeast Ohio. The trail models rustic beauty, and its careworn pavement covers a flat, straight route. Several particularly rough spots may bounce you back to consciousness, but ...
  • Coshocton Three Rivers Bikeway (Ohio to Erie Trail)

    State: OH
    Length: 2.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Coshocton Three Rivers Bikeway provides safe and direct access from the City of Coshocton to the Lake Park Recreational Complex and historic Roscoe Village. Trail users cross under US Route 36, thereby eliminating the need to cross five ...
  • County Line Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The County Line Trail travels the path of the former Erie Lackawanna Railroad between Rittman and Creston. A highlight of the trail is a former Baltimore & Ohio freight station located just west of the trailhead in Sterling at Kauffman Avenue, ...
  • Creekside Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Creekside Trail is an important connector in Ohio’s Miami Valley trail network, a system of 330 miles of paved, off-road trails. This 15-mile route cuts a swift route from Xenia to Dayton, passing a variety of sites, including drag racetracks ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fairfax Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fairfax Trail is just 0.8 mile long and parallels the north side of Murray Avenue between Settle Street in Mariemont and La Crosse Avenue in Madisonville. There are plans to link the Fairfax Trail to another trail planned to run between ...
  • 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 ...
  • Franklin Township Greenway Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Franklin Township Greenway Trail runs on flat terrain through conservation, agriculture and residential areas just beyond the southern shoreline of Grand Lake, Ohio’s largest inland lake. Portions of the trail pass through Grand Lake Saint ...
  • Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail follows an old railroad right-of-way between Bidwell and Gallipolis, at the Ohio River. Though are plans to develop a total of 28 miles (to include Vinton County and Kanauga), only a little more than 8 have ...
  • Gates Mills Interurban Bridge

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    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 ...
  • 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

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Great Guernsey Trail runs for 6 miles from the eastern edge of Cambridge to Lore City. The paved trail occupies a former CSX railroad corridor through rural wooded countryside. Because it parallels Leatherwood Creek for much of its route, ...
  • 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.
  • Great Miami River Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 86.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Note: Due to I-75 bridge work, the Great Miami River Trail is closed between Fifth Street and Helena Street in downtown Dayton until 2017. More information and a map of the half-mile, on-street detour around the closure is available on the Miami ...
  • Greenville Creek Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Greenville Creek Trail is nice, albeit short, retreat through suburban Greenville. The paved path follows its namesake creek, passing under streets and linking neighborhood parks with the downtown. The trail runs for 0.5 mile between Alice ...
  • Harrison-Dillard Bikeway

    State: OH
    Length: 3.74 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Headwaters Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Heritage Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 20.13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

    NOTE:This, and all trails in Hancock County, are closed during hunting season, September 1 to January 31. Segments running through Findlay are not closed. Hancock County's Heritage Trail runs for more than 20 miles from Heritage Trail Center ...
  • 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 ...
  • Holmes County Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If traveling through Ohio's Amish country and sharing space with bicycles, buggies and abundant wildlife sounds like an idyllic day to you, then you will enjoy the 15-mile Holmes County Trail. A good place to start is the trail's Hipp Station ...
  • Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail has two separate segments, each just under 1 mile long. The northern (Huron) segment runs from DuPont Marsh State Nature Preserve off River Road and heads south about 0.9 mile, ending at a gate on River ...
  • Hydraulic Canal Run

    State: OH
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Hydraulic Canal Run begins in picturesque French Park, where stands of mature trees provide the perfect shady spots to picnic. From here, you can also connect to Piqua City Linear Park, a rail-trail that extends 5.5 miles across the city. From ...
  • 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 ...
  • International Park Rotary Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The International Park Rotary Trail circles International Park along the east bank of the Maumee River in East Toledo. The trail runs between the Main Street bridge and Navarre Avenue, where it loops back to the park's north end. You can also ...
  • Iron Horse Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 7-mile Iron Horse Trail (open in two disconnected segments) utilizes approximately 2 miles of former Penn Central right-of-way, providing users a pleasant route through neighborhoods, as well as a link to Centerville’s Iron Horse Park and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Lake to Lake Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    Cleveland Metroparks’ Lake to Lake Trail links Lake Isaac and Lake Abram in Middleburg Heights via an asphalt- and boardwalk-surfaced path. The two lakes are the largest remaining glacial wetlands in Cuyahoga County and both are critical habitats ...
  • Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail offers 8 miles of paved pathway winding through Lebanon, from downtown to a connection to the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. The trail begins in the north near the Lebanon Railroad Station, which is used ...
  • Lester Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Lester Rail Trail in Ohio's Medina County runs 3 miles between Abbeyville Road and Lester Road in York Township. The trail passes through bucolic farmland with scattered remnants of prairie, where native grasses still grow, and wetlands. ...
  • Lima Rotary Riverwalk

    State: OH
    Length: 13.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lima Rotary Riverwalk trail follows the southeast bank of the meandering Ottowa River between Heritage Park southwest of Lima and Schoonover Park northeast of city center. At its north end, the scenic trail circles the lake at Schoonover ...
  • Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail runs parallel to the Middle Fork of the Little Beaver Creek and has many beautiful and interesting features, including glacial outwashes, upland fields, mature ravine woodlots and wetland wildlife habitats. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Loudonville Pedestrian and Bicycle Pathway

    State: OH
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Loudonville Pedestrian and Bicycle Pathway is nestled in a scenic valley in a small town nicknamed the "Canoe Capital of Ohio." The trail begins in downtown Loudonville, crosses the Blackfork River at Riverside Park and continues along the ...
  • Lowe's Drive Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lowe's Connector Trail parallels Lowe's Drive in Wilmington, OH, and links Rombach Avenue with Prairie Road; however, this is no sidewalk once you reach Prairie Road. The trail is best used to access shopping centers along Lowe's Drive from ...
  • Lunken Airport Bike Path

    State: OH
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lunken Airport Bike Path is a 5-mile loop trail that circles Lunken's airport. Much of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from flooding of the Little Miami River. The paved path is wide and affords many nice views of ...
  • Luther Warren Peace Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Luther Warren Peace Path is shady 1.2-mile journey along a level paved surface, delightfully cool in summer. The trail includes two old railroad bridges, one covered and built as a local Boy Scout project. There is a link to the path from ...
  • Mad River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Mad River Trail offers a paved, 7-mile route along its namesake river in northeastern Dayton and is part of one of the nation's largest network of paved, off-street trails. Its western end begins near Webster Street in RiverScape MetroPark. ...
  • Maple Highlands Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Marietta River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Marietta’s River Trail runs for more than 3 miles along the Muskingum River through the city situated just across the Ohio River from West Virginia. The paved trail passes through Marietta’s quaint downtown, connecting residents with shops, ...
  • 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 ...
  • MetroParks Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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, ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (Delphos to Spencerville)

    State: OH
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (Minster to Fort Loramie)

    State: OH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (New Breman to Minster)

    State: OH
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (Spencerville to St. Marys)

    State: OH
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (St. Marys to New Breman)

    State: OH
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal Towpath Overview

    State: OH
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Miami & Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1845, an engineering marvel stretching from Cincinnati to Toledo. This canal was heavily used until competition from the railroad caused the decline of the canal system. The Miami & Erie Canal ...
  • Mill Creek Greenway Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a community-based nonprofit that works to ...
  • Mohican Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Sand

    The Mohican Valley Trail runs for nearly 5 miles along an abandoned right-of-way of the old Penn Central Railroad on the eastern edge of Knox County, between Brinkhaven and Danville. The trail features the stunning Bridge Of Dreams in Brinkhaven, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Morgana Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • National Road Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Though only 2.5 miles, the National Road Bikeway features an impressive below-grade tunnel, which was built in 1902. The narrow tunnel is 532 feet long and is lighted but still gives you the impression of passing through a cave. Water trickles ...
  • Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple People Bridge)

    Rail-Trail

    State: KY, OH
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Newport Southbank Bridge, commonly known as the Purple People Bridge due to its unique paint scheme, links the large Ohio city of Cincinnati with Newport, Kentucky, a medium-sized city rapidly becoming the entertainment hub of fast-growing ...
  • Newton Falls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Nickelplate Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Ohio's Nickel Plate Trail runs for 2.5 miles from 5th Street near Ravenna Avenue (Metzger Park) to Swallen Avenue south of town. The wooded corridor follow an old railroad right-of-way through parks, suburban back yards, wetlands and cultivated ...
  • Niles Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • North Coast Inland Trail - Huron County (Norwalk to Bellevue)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 20.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The North Coast Inland Trail through Huron County is just one segment of a system of trails in the North Coast Inland chain. Other segments include Lorain County, Sandusky/Ottawa counties and the Wabash Connector. The trail passes among hardwood ...
  • North Coast Inland Trail - Lorain County (Elyria to Kipton)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 13.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kipton to Elyria rail-trail is a 13-mile paved path and part of the 65-mile North Coast Inland Trail. The corridor is classic rail-trail: flat and mostly straight. Heading northeast from Kipton's downtown community park and restored depot, ...
  • North Coast Inland Trail - Sandusky/Ottawa County (Bellevue to Elmore)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder

    NOTE: Although other segments of the North Coast Inland Trail may permit equestrians, this segment does not. This portion of North Coast Inland Trail, managed by the Sandusky County Park District, includes 23.25 miles of paved trail from ...
  • North Coast Inland Trail Wabash Connector

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface:

    As of late 2012, only 1.9 miles of this planned 14-mile trail is complete. This segment will eventually link the North Coast Inland Trail and the Wabash Cannoball Trail. Currently, there is a bike lane between Millbury Road in Millbury, via ...
  • North Olmsted Walking & Bike Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The short North Olmsted Walking & Bike Trail parallels Interstate 480 and provides an alternate, non-motorized route linking neighborhoods with green spaces and business districts.
  • Oakwoods Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    The Oakwoods Trail system runs through a 155-acre nature preserve bordering Interstate 75 southwest of downtown Findlay. The preserve features a small lake, woodlands and meadows. The trails form three main loops, and a small section occupies ...
  • Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 78.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, about 80 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south to Bolivar, but it will eventually ...
  • 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 River Trail (OH)

    State: OH
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important 23-mile connector between downtown, riverfront parks, the city's municipal airport and many neighborhoods. Currently, nearly 8 miles of the trail (in disconnected ...
  • 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 ...
  • Olde Muskingum Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Olde Muskingum Trail parallels the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio & Erie Canalway between Cherry Street in Canal Fulton and Forty Corners Road just north of Massillon. The 6-mile scenic trail has a crushed limestone surface for hiking and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Orrville to Clinton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface:

    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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Piqua City Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Piqua City Linear Park was constructed on an abandoned railroad bed from the city's easternmost point to its westernmost point. Midway, it connects to the Great Miami River Trail and is part of the 330-mile Miami Valley trail system, one of ...
  • Portage Hike and Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 9.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    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, ...
  • 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. ...
  • Richland B&O Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 18.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Carving a semi-circular route between Butler and Mansfield, the Richland B&O Trail zigzags across the same several roads and weaves in and out of rural landscapes, moving northwest from Butler. From Hitchman Park in Butler, commemorative benches ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shaker Trace Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 7.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s wetlands, tall grass prairie and farmland. Begin ...
  • Sharon Woods Loop Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over 730 acres. The trail courses primarily ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sippo Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 9.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Sippo Valley Trail runs nearly 10 miles, with flat, gentle grades, between Dalton and Massillon. It takes its name from Sippo Creek, which cascades along the side of the trail for nearly its entire length. There are numerous small bridge ...
  • Slippery Elm Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The mileage slips by on the Slippery Elm Rail-Trail as you take in the flat, fast and scenic northwest Ohio countryside. The 13-mile paved path runs south from Bowling Green through the small town of Rudolph and finishes in North Baltimore. ...
  • Stark Electric Railway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Stark Electric Railway Trail runs on a former interurban rail line that linked Canton and Salem via Louisville, Alliance and Sebring from 1902 to 1939. The company was nicknamed the ‘Bachelor Railroad’ because most of its executives were ...
  • Stavich Bicycle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH, PA
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Constructed in 1983 with the help of donations from the Stavich Family and local individuals, the Stavich Trail is unusual in several ways. First, unlike most rail-trails, it was built on an interurban electric railroad right-of-way: the Penn–Ohio ...
  • Steel Mill Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Steel Mill Trail is a 2-mile continuation of the Bridgeway Trail, which lies within the Black River Reservation, a scenic wooded park in Lorain. The Steel Mill Trail picks up at the north end of the Bridgeway Trail by the Days Dam Picnic ...
  • Stillwater River Bikeway

    State: OH
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are currently open. The shorter Northern Segment ...
  • 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, ...
  • Tallmadge Hike & Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Tallmadge Hike & Bike Trail runs for nearly 3 miles between Southwest Avenue and N. Munroe Road, paralleling the old Conrail railroad line through Tallmadge. Much of the trail is heavily wooded, while the Tallmadge town end provides access ...
  • Tecumseh Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Tecumseh Trail skirts the quaint city of New Carlisle. The trail takes users through some beautiful wooded areas along a former railroad corridor and connects to Smith Park. At the popular Wot-a-Dog Drive-In Restaurant along State ...
  • Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's funeral train in 1865. The trail provides ...
  • Towpath Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 9.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    For much of its 9-mile length, the Towpath Trail traces the scenic Maumee River, paralleling US 24 (at some distance), on the southwestern outskirts of Toledo. It traverses three parks as it follows the former Miami & Erie Canal (circa mid-1800s). ...
  • 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 ...
  • Union City Gateway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN, OH
    Length: 0.72 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The short Union City Gateway Trail is significant in that it was the first trail to cross the Indiana–Ohio border. A highlight along the paved pathway is the beautifully landscaped park on both sides of the border along Stateline Street. Eventual ...
  • University/Parks Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The University/Parks Trail is a wide, paved trail that extends from Toledo into its western suburbs along a former railroad corridor. More than half the trail also parallels an active freight line. Despite its suburban setting, the trail ...
  • Valley Parkway Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 13.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Valley Parkway Trail runs the length of the Rocky River Reservation, offering beautiful views of the winding waterway, shale cliffs and lush forests on the western border of Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. Wildlife is abundant in the park ...
  • Wabash Cannonball Trail (North and South Fork)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 63 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge in the eastern city of Maumee then jackknife ...
  • Warren Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Western Reserve Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 43 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 16.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Wolf Creek Trail is a well-maintained asphalt trail that is currently open in two disconnected segments. It’s part of the 330-mile Miami Valley trail system, one of the largest paved, off-road trail networks in the county. The longest section ...
  • Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway runs from South Street in downtown Fairborn, along the north side of Kauffman Avenue adjacent to an active rail line, to National Road. At that point, the trail crosses Kauffman to the south side and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Zoar Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 20.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

    The Zoar Valley Trail winds along the Tuscarawas River for 20 miles between the village of Schoenbrunn in the south and Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar in the north. The path is mixture of rolling hills and level areas through wooded ...