Mountain Biking Trails in Ohio

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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). ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...