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Explore the best rated trails in Napoleon, OH, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the University/Parks Trail and Triplett Pathway . With more than 27 trails covering 245 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Fremont to Bellevue section. Trail is flat and paved in good condition. Biked to Bellevue to lunch and back for a 25 mile round trip. Not much shade, goes through mostly farmlands. In the 12 miles from Fremont to Bellevue, 21 road crossings! Most of them there wasn't much traffic but you still had to stop, once you got going. In the past biked from Elmore to Fremont, found it to be more scenic.
What a relaxing ride! This was my first “big” ride on my Recumbent bike. It was easy to navigate, smooth and well marked. There’s several distance options you can choose from to ride, walk or jog. I would recommend the Slippery Elm for families or just soloists.
Short little straight stretch that is very nicely paved. Not much on the scenery unless you like cornfields. I supplemented the trail by riding around in the sleepy lil town of Ohio City. It’s very much a little town… Not a city. Ohio City. Them folks must’ve stayed up all night to think of that one.
This trail is really nice. It's paved and very well-kept. The park in front of the trail is also a very nice park with pavilions and lots of sports activities and clean bathrooms. If you take the trail north of the park you can use sidewalks to connect to the DeKalb trail. If you take the trail south of the park you can end up in town and also go on an adjoining path to the reike park lodge and pond. It was a great trail that was very wide and pretty.
Great trail especially riding e-bikes since part of the trail is hilly. Ice cream, yogurt, and food found along the way. Riding to Commons park puts you just east of downtown Angola. Very clean restrooms at the park. Check out this link to watch my ride of the trail https://youtu.be/BSH6-eiC3kQ
I started on the north fork just east of Montpelier riding east and after awhile realized this trail was just not passable by bicycle (rough aggregate / overgrown / down trees). After West Unity I moved to neighboring highways (mainly roads G and F) until I got east of Wauseon. When rejoining east of Wauseon the quality of the trail was still very poor. But once I reached the Delta trailhead on Hwy 109 the trail transformed into a very nice quality paved trail all the way into Fallen Timbers. I was just passing through on longer ride so did not spend anytime on the south fork.
I would probably characterize some of the sections west of Wauseon as some of the poorest trail situations for bicycling I have ever seen. Then on the flip side the section east of Hwy 109 were great. Assuming this Jekyll and Hyde scenario is due to different groups maintaining the trail with Toledo Metroparks section to the east of north fork being very nice. Northwestern Ohio Rail to Trails Association maybe lacking resources to conduct proper maintenance in western portions of north fork (or maybe bicycling is not considered a primary use for the trail in the western portions of the north fork).
This is a great trail with great surface.
There could be some improvement to the signage for the route when coming into the Bellevue from the west. I now suspect that you should take Riddle Rd south to Gardner Rd east into town but I must have missed the sign. I was planning to take Portland Rd north when I got to it but there was a train blocking the crossing and several crossings after (long train). So I actually just kept riding the rough road along the tracks for a couple miles east before I could get around it (train sat there for very long time).
Rode from Elmore-Fremont on July 4. Rode a terratrike with no fenders. Lots of berries? On trail especially from Lindsey - Fremont. Forearms covered with berries and seeds…not fun! Otherwise, nice trails, no hills, not busy, pretty countryside.
This is one of my fave bike trails ever! Scenic, well maintained, and enjoyable to ride.
Nice, easy ride. We’ll shaded
Nicely paved, well maintained.
This trail is a pleasure to walk. Calming scenery. The walk underneath Route 23 is rather neat.Can't wait to walk it in spring.
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