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Blackhand Gorge Trail

4.26 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Buckeye Scenic Trail

5.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Conotton Creek Trail

11.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Coshocton Three Rivers Bikeway

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

County Line Trail (OH)

6.75 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Downtown Connector Trail

1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great Guernsey Trail

6.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Heart of Ohio Trail

15.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast

Holmes County Trail

15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Kokosing Gap Trail

14 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Mohican Valley Trail

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Muskingum Recreational Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast

Nickelplate Trail (OH)

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

81.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Ohio Canal Greenway

2.7 mi
State: OH
Cinder, Grass, Gravel

Ohio to Erie Trail

274.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Olde Muskingum Trail

6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Panhandle Passage Trail

1.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Richland B&O Trail

18.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

Sippo Valley Trail

9.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Stark Electric Railway Trail

1.15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail

9.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

T. J. Evans Trail

14.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Zane's Landing Trail

2.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Zeisberger Trail

0.66 mi
State: OH
Woodchips

Zoar Valley Trail

20.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Blackhand Gorge Trail, the only bike path in the Ohio nature preserve system, features some of the best scenery in the state. Perhaps this is to be expected from a trail that passes through a...
OH 4.26 mi Asphalt
The Buckeye Scenic Trail, a recent addition to the expanding Licking County trail system, stretches roughly 6 miles from the northern reaches of Heath to Lakewood High School on US 40. In the north,...
OH 5.5 mi 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...
OH 11.4 mi Asphalt
The Coshocton Three Rivers Bikeway provides safe and direct access from the City of Coshocton to the Coshocton Lake Park Recreational Complex and historic Roscoe Village. Two crossings under US 36...
OH 2.4 mi 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...
OH 6.75 mi Asphalt
Although the Downtown Connector Trail is short, just a mile through Mount Vernon, it's a key connector between the Kokosing Gap Trail, which heads east to Danville, and the Heart of Ohio Trail, which...
OH 1 mi 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...
OH 6.1 mi Asphalt
The Heart of Ohio Trail extends from Mount Vernon south to the Knox-Licking county line just south of Centerburg. The vast majority of the nearly 16-mile trail is paved, with only a short section—just...
OH 15.6 mi Asphalt, Ballast
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...
OH 15 mi Asphalt
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...
OH 14 mi 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...
OH 1.5 mi Asphalt
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...
OH 4.8 mi Asphalt
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...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt, Ballast
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,...
OH 2.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 81 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south...
OH 81.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
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...
OH 2.7 mi Cinder, Grass, Gravel
The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...
OH 274.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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...
OH 6 mi Crushed Stone
Don't let the Panhandle Passage Trail's small stature fool you, it is just the start of an incredible adventure that awaits you in Tuscarawas County and one that you will remember for years to come....
OH 1.1 mi 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...
OH 18.4 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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...
OH 9.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
OH 1.15 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
OH 9.9 mi 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...
OH 14.2 mi 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...
OH 2.9 mi Asphalt
Zeisberger Trail and Parks group (ZTAP) is working to connect the village of Tuscarawas (Tusky) to the surrounding communities and larger regional and state recreational trails. ZTAP has already...
OH 0.66 mi Woodchips
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...
OH 20.1 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

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Olde Muskingum Trail

OH - 6 miles

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...

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

OH - 81.1 miles

As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 81 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south...

Sippo Valley Trail

OH - 9.6 miles

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...

Nickelplate Trail (OH)

OH - 2.5 miles

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,...

Accordion

Stark Electric Railway Trail

OH - 1.15 miles

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...

Great Guernsey Trail

OH - 6.1 miles

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...

County Line Trail (OH)

OH - 6.75 miles

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...

Coshocton Three Rivers Bikeway

OH - 2.4 miles

The Coshocton Three Rivers Bikeway provides safe and direct access from the City of Coshocton to the Coshocton Lake Park Recreational Complex and historic Roscoe Village. Two crossings under US 36...

Blackhand Gorge Trail

OH - 4.26 miles

The Blackhand Gorge Trail, the only bike path in the Ohio nature preserve system, features some of the best scenery in the state. Perhaps this is to be expected from a trail that passes through a...

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...

T. J. Evans Trail

OH - 14.2 miles

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...

Downtown Connector Trail

OH - 1 miles

Although the Downtown Connector Trail is short, just a mile through Mount Vernon, it's a key connector between the Kokosing Gap Trail, which heads east to Danville, and the Heart of Ohio Trail, which...

Heart of Ohio Trail

OH - 15.6 miles

The Heart of Ohio Trail extends from Mount Vernon south to the Knox-Licking county line just south of Centerburg. The vast majority of the nearly 16-mile trail is paved, with only a short section—just...

Kokosing Gap Trail

OH - 14 miles

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...

Panhandle Passage Trail

OH - 1.1 miles

Don't let the Panhandle Passage Trail's small stature fool you, it is just the start of an incredible adventure that awaits you in Tuscarawas County and one that you will remember for years to come....

Richland B&O Trail

OH - 18.4 miles

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...

T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail

OH - 9.9 miles

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...

Zane's Landing Trail

OH - 2.9 miles

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...

Buckeye Scenic Trail

OH - 5.5 miles

The Buckeye Scenic Trail, a recent addition to the expanding Licking County trail system, stretches roughly 6 miles from the northern reaches of Heath to Lakewood High School on US 40. In the north,...

Conotton Creek Trail

OH - 11.4 miles

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...

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

OH - 81.1 miles

As closely as possible, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail follows a historic canal where mules once pulled boats from 1827 to 1913. Currently, 81 miles of the trail are complete from Cleveland south...

Nickelplate Trail (OH)

OH - 2.5 miles

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,...

Muskingum Recreational Trail

OH - 4.5 miles

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...

Kokosing Gap Trail

OH - 14 miles

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...

Accordion

Heart of Ohio Trail

OH - 15.6 miles

The Heart of Ohio Trail extends from Mount Vernon south to the Knox-Licking county line just south of Centerburg. The vast majority of the nearly 16-mile trail is paved, with only a short section—just...

Great Guernsey Trail

OH - 6.1 miles

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...

Stark Electric Railway Trail

OH - 1.15 miles

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...

T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail

OH - 9.9 miles

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...

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...

Conotton Creek Trail

OH - 11.4 miles

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...

County Line Trail (OH)

OH - 6.75 miles

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...

Holmes County Trail

OH - 15 miles

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...

Mohican Valley Trail

OH - 4.8 miles

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...

Panhandle Passage Trail

OH - 1.1 miles

Don't let the Panhandle Passage Trail's small stature fool you, it is just the start of an incredible adventure that awaits you in Tuscarawas County and one that you will remember for years to come....

Buckeye Scenic Trail

OH - 5.5 miles

The Buckeye Scenic Trail, a recent addition to the expanding Licking County trail system, stretches roughly 6 miles from the northern reaches of Heath to Lakewood High School on US 40. In the north,...

Sippo Valley Trail

OH - 9.6 miles

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...

Blackhand Gorge Trail

OH - 4.26 miles

The Blackhand Gorge Trail, the only bike path in the Ohio nature preserve system, features some of the best scenery in the state. Perhaps this is to be expected from a trail that passes through a...

Downtown Connector Trail

OH - 1 miles

Although the Downtown Connector Trail is short, just a mile through Mount Vernon, it's a key connector between the Kokosing Gap Trail, which heads east to Danville, and the Heart of Ohio Trail, which...

Richland B&O Trail

OH - 18.4 miles

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...

Zane's Landing Trail

OH - 2.9 miles

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...

Zeisberger Trail

OH - 0.66 miles

Zeisberger Trail and Parks group (ZTAP) is working to connect the village of Tuscarawas (Tusky) to the surrounding communities and larger regional and state recreational trails. ZTAP has already...

Buckeye Scenic Trail

OH - 5.5 miles

The Buckeye Scenic Trail, a recent addition to the expanding Licking County trail system, stretches roughly 6 miles from the northern reaches of Heath to Lakewood High School on US 40. In the north,...

T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail

OH - 9.9 miles

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...

Panhandle Passage Trail

OH - 1.1 miles

Don't let the Panhandle Passage Trail's small stature fool you, it is just the start of an incredible adventure that awaits you in Tuscarawas County and one that you will remember for years to come....

Accordion

Downtown Connector Trail

OH - 1 miles

Although the Downtown Connector Trail is short, just a mile through Mount Vernon, it's a key connector between the Kokosing Gap Trail, which heads east to Danville, and the Heart of Ohio Trail, which...

County Line Trail (OH)

OH - 6.75 miles

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...

Olde Muskingum Trail

OH - 6 miles

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...

Conotton Creek Trail

OH - 11.4 miles

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...

Zoar Valley Trail

OH - 20.1 miles

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...

Mohican Valley Trail

OH - 4.8 miles

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...

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...

Stark Electric Railway Trail

OH - 1.15 miles

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...

Great Guernsey Trail

OH - 6.1 miles

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...

Blackhand Gorge Trail

OH - 4.26 miles

The Blackhand Gorge Trail, the only bike path in the Ohio nature preserve system, features some of the best scenery in the state. Perhaps this is to be expected from a trail that passes through a...

T. J. Evans Trail

OH - 14.2 miles

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...

Sippo Valley Trail

OH - 9.6 miles

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...

Richland B&O Trail

OH - 18.4 miles

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...

Ohio Canal Greenway

OH - 2.7 miles

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...

Muskingum Recreational Trail

OH - 4.5 miles

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...

Holmes County Trail

OH - 15 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Heart of Ohio Trail

Wondering where it connects to Sunbury?

June, 2017 by purejoyriding

I had the joy of riding this trail out of Mt. Vernon last week. I started at the train depot, a marvelous trail head by the way, and rode the Kokosing Gap Trail to Danville and back. Of course, on my return i had the delicious pulled pork at the chuck wagon that is parked there in Mt. Vernon at the trail head. Then i rode the HOOT for the first time. What a wonderful time. Sadly the trail abruptly ended south of Centerburg with no indication of where one might go on the open roads to get the next section. Of a positive note also the Centerburg Church of God has a nice rest station canopy just off the trail, with sign on trail noting same, and a fridge filled with free bottled cold water and also a box to leave prayer requests. What a wonderful example of the ministry of Jesus. All in all a delightful day but i look forward to finding the connector so i can ride to Columbus from Mt. Vernon someday.

Muskingum Recreational Trail

Nice little trail

June, 2017 by jvalentine05

This was our first trip on this trail. We found signage in the town of Dresden to be confusing. We finally found parking and hopped on the trail. The trail is tree lined which keeps you out of the sun. It also left the trail littered with tree debris, including some small trees lying on the trail. The trail does not seem to be heavily used. We encountered only two other cyclists. You can glimpse the Muskingum river through the trees. It's quiet and serene. I would have appreciated restrooms at the end of the 4 mile ride, but there weren't any. Still, we will be returning to this nice little trail.

Ohio to Erie Trail

Ohio to Erie Trail

May, 2017 by debgreitzer

A friend and I rode this route in May 2017, from South to North. Signage is excellent in Cincinnati and as far as Columbus. Once we hit the waterfront in downtown Columbus signage was sparse, and we ended up missing the turn onto Neil Rd, which takes you to the area near the Arena, and instead rode several miles along the Scioto River trail before we realized our mistake.

Signage was also sparse (nonexistent) at the Cleveland end. We ended up following signs for the Towpath, which took us through a questionable part of town, and eventually reconnected with the end of the trail, off of Franklin. Signage even after we returned to the route was nonexistent all the way to the end at Edgewater Park.

I will say that the recent maps, issued in February 2017, are excellent and now include designations for bike shops, definitely a plus.

The route was for the most part fabulous riding. We were self-contained and did fairly short days, taking about 10 days to complete the route. We also did a spur up to Springboro, which was gorgeous horse country riding, and although on roads, fairly low traffic. We especially enjoyed riding around Millersburg and sharing the trail with buggies. All the trails were in very good shape, and even the crushed limestone (the Northernmost two days) was well maintained and relatively smooth to ride.

The State of Ohio definitely deserves kudos for what they’ve put together. It’s amazing to be able to ride across a state almost entirely on bike path. We came from California just to ride this route, and it was well worth it.

Accordion

Holmes County Trail

First visit to Holmes county trail

May, 2017 by stinmiller

Rode Fredericksburg to Holmesville and back. Very nice. GoPro vids here https://youtu.be/FcX_jUiahSY

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

May 20, 2017

May, 2017 by marie66

We have ridden all the sections before but decided to ride it end-to-end and make a century ride out of it.

We parked a vehicle at Ft. Laurens near Bolivar and a friend drove us up to Lock 39 trailhead off Rockside Road in Independence. From there we rode north to the end of the path at Harvard Road. The route continues north with short sections of bike path intermixed with city streets but we opted to stay off the streets. Turning and heading south the bike path is paved for 6 miles until it enters the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

A couple of recent developments: The section in Akron between memorial park and Mustill Store is closed for construction of the Interceptor Tunnel (a MASSIVE sewer project). The detour is well marked but it goes up a very steep (but short) hill from N-S.

Between Exchange and Cedar in downtown Akron the path is open even though there is a signed detour but it is one lane so ride slow.

There is a new section of path to get off SR212 coming into Bolivar. You have to ride about 0.3 miles on SR212 from McConnel trailhead to reach the new path at the ballfields.

From Ft. Laurens down to SR800 the path is well graded with a fine crushed stone surface. It is narrow in many places - ranging from 3-5' wide. I would recommend riding the old bridge over the Tuscarawas River to Zoar Village (about 0.6 miles each way. Its a historic distric that was a communal village in the 1800's with many original structures.

At SR800 it is possible to pick up the Zoar Valley Trail to continue to Dover/New Philadelphia. There are bike lanes on either sides with crossing flashers which were recently installed. The Zoar Valley Trail is about 0.3 miles east of the OETP. However the trail is a loose river gravel surface better suited to hiking or mountain biking. We decided to ride a few hundred yards on this trail and turn around at the Zoarsville Station Bridge and return to our car at Ft. Laurens instead of struggling on to the Dover Dam.

A couple of other interesting things - There are lots of places to eat and more importantly get ice cream along the trail. The fruit sundae at Szalays Farm Market on Bolanz Road is my favorite. Plus several bike shops. The visitor centers and gift shops of the Cuyahoga Valley NP give you a chance to stretch your legs. I always lock my bike when its out of sight so I make it a habit to always take my lock.

This trail also passes Wastewater Treatment plants in Cleveland, Akron, Barberton, and Massillon so thats just one more bonus.

Wildlife is plentiful depending on the season. Bald Eagles, deer, turtles (sliders and snappers), woodchucks, otters, mink, beaver Canada Geese (with their fuzzlings this time of spring), ducks, great blue herons (who have a rookery off Bath Road). A few years ago semi-professional Bigfoot Hunters were setting wildlife cameras for Grassman - Ohios variation so you may get lucky with a Bigfoot spotting.

Check into the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RR which offers a Bike Aboard service to let you and your bike ride one way for a few dollars.

Conotton Creek Trail

Beautiful scenery, bumpy trail surface.

May, 2017 by kennkiser

Rode this trail for the 1st time today on my recumbent trike. Of the 15 or so paved trails I've ridden in Ohio, this trail is by far the bumpiest, but not bad enough to keep me from returning. Of course, my trike has small, high-pressure tires and no suspension, which enhances bumpiness. The trail offers gorgeous scenery, 4 covered bridges, lots of rest spots, and several port-a-pottys along the way. I saw more than a dozen different kinds of birds and a fox ran across the trail about 20 feet ahead of me.

T. J. Evans Trail

needs maintenance.

April, 2017 by jvanburen_tl

This is a very straight trail with a deceiving incline heading north. The bad part is on a road bike it will beat you up. Lots of roots, potholes and grade variances

Blackhand Gorge Trail

Great Beginner/Kid Friendly Trail

April, 2017 by garybrandy

Very gradual elevations both directions, great scenery, well kept trail. Highly recommend.

Richland B&O Trail

Inline skating

February, 2017 by jim.h1175

I skate the Richland B&O Trail almost every weekend in the summer. It is a great Trail to skate. Its pretty flat the length of the entire trail. I skate the whole length about 4 Times a summer, And have not had any problems. The surface overall is a 7 out of 10 for inline skating and a 10 out of 10 for biking. There are plenty of benches to rest if need be. a couple of spots to use the restroom also. One of the best trails I have been on So far

County Line Trail (OH)

Wayne County's Railfan Hotspot

January, 2017 by railfan mario

Rails to Trails of Wayne County deserves to be commended for their decision to convert the old Erie Lackawanna right of way into a trail - it parallels the CSX ex-B&O mainline for much of its length between Creston and Rittman. Since I found the trail in late 2013, I have visited it many times and seen countless trains, but one really stands out. On August 8th, 2016, while I was sitting in my car at the Kauffman Avenue parking lot, a CSX freight went past me... with Norfolk Southern SD70ACe 1071 (Central of New Jersey heritage) trailing the leading CSX diesel! On two occasions, I spent an entire day in Sterling watching and recording trains on my Sony HandyCam. Over in Rittman, there is a restaurant in the old Erie depot at the east end of the trail. They serve good food, but they aren't open past 3pm (2pm on Saturday). If you're a railfan from Wayne or Medina County, I recommend that you visit this trail!

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Massillon to Cleveland

December, 2016 by railbiker

I rode this section and completed the Northern most section of the Ohio to Erie Trail.

In Cleveland, the trail is mostly on busy city streets, coexisting with vehicles. Twice I tried to post the turn-by-turn pictures, but for some reason the Northern end pictures in Cleveland haven’t been accepted.

The trail was mostly scenic, until it entered Cleveland. Drew Carey might think Cleveland is the best thing since sliced bread, but the view from this trail had a lot of scrap yards, rock quarries, sewage plants, and vacant buildings with their windows broke out. In other words, a lot of urban decay. I don’t ever plan to go back.

The Ohio to Erie Trail was supposed to go to Lake Erie, the “Erie” in the name. But this trail does not actually end at Lake Erie; it ends about half a mile South on the North end of the Carter Road vertical lift bridge. I’m not going to risk riding on the busy streets of downtown Cleveland and end up like Andrew Gast-dead inside someone’s windshield. There are too many other safe trails that are not on public roadways.

Downtown Connector Trail

Great Connection to the Kokosing GAP Trail

November, 2016 by vicki1960

This short trail connects the Heart of Ohio trail to the Kokosing GAP trail in Mount Vernon OH. Newly constructed in 2015 the paved asphalt is in great condition. Trail follows the Kokosing River.
You can park at the old train station in Mount Vernon at Ariel Foundation Park. Large parking lot. Restrooms in the old train station. Nearby restaurants in Mt. Vernon.

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