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Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

8.5 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

34.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wellston Bike Path

1.78 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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...
OH 8.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Paint Creek Recreational Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the...
OH 34.8 mi 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...
OH 1.78 mi Asphalt

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Wellston Bike Path

OH - 1.78 miles

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...

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

OH - 34.8 miles

The Paint Creek Recreational Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the...

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

OH - 8.5 miles

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...

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

OH - 8.5 miles

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...

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

OH - 34.8 miles

The Paint Creek Recreational Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the...

Wellston Bike Path

OH - 1.78 miles

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...

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

OH - 34.8 miles

The Paint Creek Recreational Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the...

Wellston Bike Path

OH - 1.78 miles

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...

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

OH - 8.5 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

Recommeded by a friend

September, 2016 by zarzano

A friend I meet on Camp Chase trail recommended the Tri County Triangle trail and we found it to be an interesting ride. We rode it to Frankfort and the old school house and returned to the trail head. Our thoughts are that the covered bridge and Llamas was a good beginning but found the trail to be a bit bumpy and in need of repair.
Lack of rest facilities with accommodations' was a concerned for my female biking partner but all and all we enjoyed the ride much and will ride it again.

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

Another great gem

June, 2016 by drewsome

Rode this from Washington Court house to Chillicothe. While there were a couple spots through Washington Court House that slowed me down, but the signage was good and once out of town, it was a pleasure ride and be away from traffic! After many miles riding with traffic constantly coming and going, quiet bike trails offer a whole new perspective and give you the chance to take in the landscape, architecture, and wildlife as you enjoy the peace and quiet..

Another bonus trail for me on my cross country ride, one I'm sure the locals enjoy often!

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

Nice trail but only 4.1 miles long

May, 2016 by hart3man

May 2016 - Wanted to give this trail a try because it is fairly close to home. Was disappointed in the fact it is only 4.1 miles long starting at the Hastings Park. The trail is paved and recently had the edges mowed. You do cross several busy roads so I wouldn't recommend for families with small kids. We rode to the end at Holzer Hospital and turned around and rode back to town, was able to get 13 miles in fairly easy. I would give it a 3.5-4 stars

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Paint Creek Recreational Trail

Connie

January, 2016 by silverfisher14

This route was rough with divits and holes. It was poorly marked where the trail would come to a stop at the road and you are left wondering, and searching where it picks up again. I had to get my phone out and look at a map of where it could possibly be located. Lots of glass shards where the path runs along the highway. I had my first flat on this path.

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

WCH TRAIL

August, 2015 by sherry asch

I LOVE THAT TRAIL IT IS A BEAUTIFUL RIDE. I GO TO FRANKFORD AND BACK. THERE ARE ALOT OF HOLES ALONG THE WAY, BUT HAVE BEEN MARKED. WISH WE COULD AFFORD A BLOWER THAT YOU PULL BEHIND A TRUCK. SAW ONE IN GREEN COUNTY. IT DID A GREAT JOB. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THEY ARE STARTING ON THE CLINTON COUNTY TRAIL? ITS STARTS IN SABINA TO REESEVILLE? IT WAS SUPPOSE TO BE FINISHED THIS SUMMER, BUT HASNT STARTED YET. I HEARD THAT THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE BIDS ON THE ASPHALT TO BE DONE? IT WILL HOOK UP TO THE FRIENDSHIP TRAIL IN WCH AND WILL GO TO WILMINGTON. CANT WAIT!!!! BEEN PRAYING A LONG TIME FOR THAT ONE. I FEEL SO LUCKY TO BE AROUND SO MANY BEAUTIFUL TRAILS. HOPE SOMEONE HAS SOME INFORMATION FOR ME.
THANK YOU,
SHERRY

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

corrections

March, 2015 by willfife45601

Whoever did the map of Chillicothe does not know what they are doing.

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

perfect for running

March, 2015 by jac363636

I ran the length of this trail while passing through town. Nice asphalt nice scenery, and saw only three other people

Wellston Bike Path

Pretty area

October, 2014 by oldriker

The trail is in good shape, but even combined with the Lake Alma portion it is very short. That's why I can only give the trail itself 3 stars. But Lake Alma State Park is so pretty if you combine the bike trail with some walking and picnicking there, which is what I did on 10/17/14, it can add up to a very enjoyable 5 star trip.

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

Closed for maintenance

October, 2014 by oldriker

As of 10/17/2014, when I made the trip to ride this trail, it was closed at about midpoint for repair to a bridge. I couldn't find any information as to when it would re-open.
It's a nice little trail, but even fully open there simply isn't enough of it to be good for more than locals, or for inclusion with other activities in the area.
I'll probably try again next year, but only in conjunction with planning to spend some time at the riverfront park, and visiting nearby Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande.
If you do make the trip to ride it, don't bother crossing the busy, four-lane highway on the Holzer Hospital end. The trail abruptly ends underneath State Route 35 after about 100 yards. (I drove around and found another entry point, only to find that out.)

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

Beautiful and Quiet ride

September, 2013 by bennycc

My 11 year old son and I started at Hopewell Mound. We rode about 15 miles. It was a cool sunny day, temps was around 70s. The trails needs a bit of maintenance. There were rough areas where the roots are starting to come out of the path, looks like mother nature is trying to take over. Other than that, it was a nice and quiet ride. There were a number of folks that I saw riding as well. I wish that more people use these trails because this is one of the nicest way to see the country and for the most part, it's free! I would definitely come back here, maybe during the fall colors.

Paint Creek Recreational Trail

Great ride on 7/26/13

August, 2013 by raf4506

We rode the trail on Friday, starting in Frankfort and rode to Hopewell National Historical Park. This was about 7 miles.
Nice trail, we rode in the shade about 60% of the time and in the sunshine 40%. We then rode back to Frankfort and found the Dairy Cone about 2 blocks from the trail on 15 Springfield St. 45626. After this stop we rode toward Austin, turning around after passing the Adena Schools.
Next time we hope to make it all the way to Chillicothe.

If you need a place to say when you are in the area, we would recommend the Lodge at Deer Creek State Park.

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

Nice trail but.....

July, 2013 by silverstreak

My son and I rode this trail 7-22-13. We began at Haskins Memorial Park in Gallipolis. The trail is paved and easy to follow. Flat like most rail trails. The trail description boasts of 8 miles to be ridden, but, as we discovered, only about 4 miles are rideable. (Is that a word?) The trail ends abruptly in a mess of weeds and brier patches after just about 4 miles. Nice trail but not very long. We rode end to end several times to log some miles.

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