The Camp Chase Rail-Trail is a paved, 5-mile pathway stretching from Lilly Chapel to Georgesville in central Ohio's Madison County. It will one day total 11 miles and extend into Franklin County and the Columbus metro area. It gets its name from the active Camp Chase Railroad that it follows and is part of the Ohio to Erie Trail
, which will one day stretch 300 miles from Cincinnati to Cleveland.
At its western end, on the other side of Wilson Road, lies Roberts Pass Trail
, which heads another 6.5 miles west to London. On the west end of London, you can hop on the Prairie Grass Trail
, a 29-mile rail-trail through scenic rural landscapes.
The east side of the trail ends in the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, a recreational gem with 7,000 acres of prairies and forests. Here, you can access the Darby Creek Trail
to wind north through the park.
The trailhead at approximately 3670 Wilson Road (west end of the trail) offers parking for about a dozen vehicles.