Genoa Trail

Trail Map

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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 paved trail was extended in 2010 from Plumb Road to Weise Road in Galena, following the northwestern shoreline of the sprawling Hoover Reservoir within a scenic nature preserve. This short stretch of pathway, now open as the Hoover Scenic Trail, includes a pedestrian-bike bridge over Old 3C Highway.

Both the Genoa Trail and Hoover Scenic Trail are also vital components of the Ohio to Erie Trail. The planned 320-mile route, of which over 240 miles are complete and open for use, will eventually span Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati.

Parking and Trail Access

The trail can be easily accessed at any one of the main cross streets, including Maxtown Road, Mt. Royal, Freeman, Big Walnut, and Lewis Center. There are also foot and bike accessible entry points at Highland Lakes Avenue and Interlachen Avenue, and nearby Westerville Elementary School (at Freeman & Old 3C). You can park at

- Highland Lakes Avenue
- Church at SR3 & Freeman
- Fire/Police station at SR3 & Big Walnut
- Church at SR3 & Lewis Center


Pennsy Gems on the CA&C 10-19-2014

   October, 2014 by rich ballash

Wow! I see that one certainly can't predict what artifacts might be present on an abandoned rail corridor in regards to its trail length or urban versus rural location! This one blew my mind! The trail begins, of all places, in a busy and beautiful new more

An enjoyable trail

   September, 2014 by stangfreak

I have ridden this trail several times and love it everytime. Passing under the shaded tunnel like tree limbs is a cool and relaxing feeling. Just in front of the Genoa TWP fire department is a refreshing water jug to refill your water bottles, or get more

New traffic signal and crossing planned for 2010

   February, 2010 by Advocate

In 2010 a brand new traffic signal will be installed at SR-3 and Freeman Road (thanks to Genoa Township). Crosswalks will added to facilitate safer ped/bike east-west crossing of SR-3 55 mph 2-lane highway stretch. The community on the west side of the more