Ashland, OH Walking Trails and Maps

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Bike and Hike Trail

34.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Chippewa Inlet Trail

3.95 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

Freedom Trail (OH)

7.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Heart of Ohio Trail

16.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hemlock Creek Trail

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Holmes County Trail

23 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Kokosing Gap Trail

13.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Marion Tallgrass Trail

12.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Meredith State Road Trail

5.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Mohican Valley Trail

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

90.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Ohio to Erie Trail

293 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Olde Muskingum Trail

6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Richland B&O Trail

18.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Chippewa Rail-Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Heartland Trail

3.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hoover Park Connector Trail

5.34 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail

1.8 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Lester Rail Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

28.45 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Sippo Valley Trail

10 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

West Branch Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Zoar Valley Trail

20.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Lake to Lake Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Mad River Bike Trail

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Middle Branch Trail

7.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Owl Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Pioneer Trail (OH)

1.3 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Big Creek Reservation All Purpose Trail provides a paved pathway connecting the Mill Stream Run Reservation, Big Creek Reservation, and the Fern Hill Picnic Area. At its southern end, you can connect...
OH 7.4 mi Asphalt
Though not far from two of Ohio’s largest cities, Cleveland and Akron, the Bike and Hike Trail passes alongside beautiful natural areas, including the 65-foot Brandywine Falls, a stunning cascading...
OH 34.2 mi Asphalt
The Chippewa Inlet Trail runs for nearly 4 miles between Lafayette Road/State Route 42 and the Chippewa Nature Area. The trail traverses an open, pastoral landscape along the Chippewa Inlet, which...
OH 3.95 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
Notice: The County Line Trail is currently is undergoing a change in maintenance and may be overgrown and difficult to navigate for some trail users.  The County Line Trail travels the path of the...
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
Northern Ohio's Freedom Trail currently offers more than 7 miles of tree-lined pathway along the former Freedom Secondary Railroad. From Eastwood Avenue in eastern Akron, the paved trail follows a...
OH 7.5 mi Asphalt
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Overview True to its name, the Heart of Ohio Trail lies in the central part of the state, extending between Mount Vernon and the Knox-Delaware County line southwest of Centerburg. Along its nearly...
OH 16.9 mi Asphalt
Decades in the making, at long last the Hemlock Creek Trail opened to the public in September 2019, giving residents of the Ohio community of Independence a convenient and scenic trail connection to...
OH 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview Holmes County, located in northeastern Ohio, is the heart of the state’s Amish country. Visitors to this rural enclave will find meandering country roads and bucolic natural areas, as well...
OH 23 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The Kokosing Gap Trail delights visitors with its rich railroad history, which is on display throughout its 13.4- mile paved route. Once the corridor of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the...
OH 13.4 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 Marion Tallgrass Trail is a developing rail-trail which will extend from Marion westward on a former Erie Lackawanna Railway corridor. The line was part of the Erie Lackawanna’s main line that...
OH 12.4 mi Asphalt
The Meredith State Road Trail is a part of the Ohio to Erie Trail in Centerburg, Ohio. From Meredith State Road in the city of Sunbury, the paved trail heads northeast on a wooded corridor towards the...
OH 5.4 mi Asphalt
The Mohican Valley Trail runs for nearly 5 miles along a former right-of-way of the old Penn Central Railroad on the eastern edge of Knox County, between Brinkhaven and Danville. The trail features...
OH 4.8 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The pedestrian bridge over the West Branch of the Black River, near the Western Falls and the southwest end of Cascade Park, is closed due to disrepair. Follow the alternative route...
OH 30.7 mi Asphalt
Overview The North Coast Inland Trail (NCIT) represents a regional collaboration among park districts across the Buckeye State currently including Ottawa, Sandusky, Huron, and Lorain counties. This...
OH 29.64 mi Asphalt
Overview The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is an amazing trail journey that takes trail users for just over 90 miles between the heart of this country’s industrial might in cities like Cleveland...
OH 90.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: There are several closures and detours in place for the Ohio to Erie Trail. In Cleveland, there is an active closure for Franklin Rd. near Irishtown Bend and a detour is in place. A...
OH 293 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion
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
Traveling just over 18 miles through some of the most scenic areas of the Buckeye State, the Richland B&O Trail is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the region. Built partially as a result of the...
OH 18.5 mi Asphalt
The Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail parallels Valley Parkway through several western suburbs of Cleveland, but this is no traditional suburban side path. Instead, the winding trail through...
OH 13.5 mi Asphalt
The Brecksville Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a pleasant paved pathway connecting the community of Brecksville with the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, a well-loved 81-mile route from...
OH 12.4 mi Asphalt
The Chippewa Rail Trail runs for 2.4 miles between Chippewa Road (SR 50) in Chippewa Lake to suburban Wycliffe Drive southwest of Medina (Lafayette Township). The trail is mostly rural in feel,...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Heartland Trail is a developing rail-trail project that will one day connect the northeastern Ohio communities of Orrville and Clinton. A mile of the pathway is already on the ground in Orrville,...
OH 3.4 mi Asphalt
Hoover Park Connector Trail sits between Applegrove Street to the north and Maple Street to the south in the heart of North Canton, Ohio. The limestone and asphalt trail winds from west from the...
OH 5.34 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Huron River Greenway MetroPark Trail has two separate segments, each just under 1 mile long. The northern (Huron) segment runs from DuPont Marsh State Nature Preserve off River Road and heads...
OH 1.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Lester Rail Trail in Ohio's Medina County runs 3 miles between Abbeyville Road and Lester Road in York Township. The trail passes through bucolic farmland with scattered remnants of prairie, where...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
For nearly 9 miles, the Mill Stream Run Reservation All Purpose Trail runs through a wooded park in Berea, a western suburb of Cleveland. Though the trail loosely parallels Valley Parkway, you will...
OH 8.9 mi Asphalt
The North Coast Inland Trail is a series of trails across multiple northern Ohio counties that, as they expand and connect, are emerging as an impressive long-distance trail between Cleveland and...
OH 28.45 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The short North Olmsted Walking & Bike Trail parallels Interstate 480 and provides an alternate, non-motorized route linking neighborhoods with green spaces and business districts.
OH 3 mi Asphalt
Following a portion of the former Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad corridor, the Sippo Valley Trail spans 10 miles between Dalton and Massillon in northwestern Ohio, presenting a mix of rolling farmland,...
OH 10 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Two of Canton's most famous attraction lie either on or close to, the West Branch Trail. The city boasts its very own presidential museum and library, and is also the home of the National Football...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Zoar Valley Trail winds along the Tuscarawas River between Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar and slightly northeast of Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia. The path offers a mixture of...
OH 20.1 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass
Cleveland Metroparks’ Lake to Lake Trail links Lake Isaac and Lake Abram in Middleburg Heights via an asphalt- and boardwalk-surfaced path. The two lakes are the largest remaining glacial wetlands in...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Mad River Bike Trail follows a former rail line for 1.3 miles within the City of Tiffin. The path runs from Hopewell Avenue by the Seneca County Fairgrounds to Monroe Street. Along the way, it...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Middle Branch Trail follows the Middle Branch of Nimishillen Creek north-south through Stark County parks, with a couple of loops in between. This trail lies between the Hoover Park Connector...
OH 7.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Fredericktown's Owl Creek Trail is a mile-and-a-half of smooth asphalt pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. The trail's starting point is the Fredericktown Community Park, which hosts many town...
OH 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Pioneer Trail flows east-west between Market Avenue and Cleveland Avenue. The crushed limestone trail is short but is part of a plant to connect the Middle Branch and West Branch trails. At...
OH 1.3 mi Crushed Stone

Recent Trail Reviews

County Line Trail (OH)

Rollerblading

July, 2024 by heatheremmi13

First time on the trail, great experience. Caught me off guard when the trail broke off to a road but wasn’t bad. Smooth enough for rollerblading. My Fitbit said there and back is 13.5 miles. This is the longest distance I’ve gone. This distance should be for Inline Skates, large wheels. They are made for long distance and rough(ish) terrain. Seems like there’s a bench every mile/mile 1/2 which was very nice. I took advantage at stopping at everyone. Good thing because about 1/4 back to the starting point, I started to get real tired. Most of the trail is shaded. Not many people which I like. I listened to my AirPods the whole time and smiled when passing. 5 star trail. Id do this trail again.

Mad River Bike Trail

A Trail That Provides Tiffin, Ohio Residents Access to the Seneca County Fairgrounds

July, 2024 by orangedoug

I rode 2.9 miles on an out-and-back ride on the Mad River Bike Trail in Tiffin, Ohio. This rail trail runs from the Seneca County Fairgrounds to the old Tiffin Train Depot located on the corner of N. Monroe and Brenner Streets. The trail runs along Fair Lane which is located on the perimeter of the Seneca County Fairgrounds. Fair Lane was actually built on the old railbed based on my observation of where the trail continues on the other side of Hopewell Avenue.

Crossing over Hopewell Avenue brings you to the nicest portion of the trail. The next half mile runs between the backyards of the surrounding streets. The pavement here is wide and in very good shape. Once you reach and cross Sandusky Street, the trail conditions change. The trail narrows to the size of a sidewalk as it runs parallel to Brenner Street. When you reach West Market Street, Brenner St. becomes a boulevard and the trail then runs in the median between the two directional halves of the street from West Market to Clay Street. After crossing Clay Street, Brenner is no longer a boulevard but the trail continues paralleling Brenner until both the trail and the street end at the Tiffin Train Depot at N. Monroe Street.

The condition of the trail seems to deteriorate as you travel toward the train depot. It appears that there is just less usage of the trail on the northern end of the trail. The pavement is more worn and crumbling in some spots. I found it unusual that there would be sharrows painted on Brenner Street while the trail was running through the median of its boulevard section. On a positive note, there are rider/pedestrian operated flasher crossing signals as the trail crosses over W. Market and W. Perry Streets.

The Mad River Bike Trail appears to be a nice way to access the Seneca County Fairgrounds for some of Tiffin, Ohio’s residents. However, at present, I view this trail's utility as limited. It is not a trail that I would recommend to people from outside of Seneca County unless the southwestern end of the trail is extended approximately 13 miles to Carey, Ohio.

North Coast Inland Trail (Lorain County)

Day 2-Northeastern End

July, 2024 by vicki1960

We parked at mile marker 9, Bur Oak Trailhead and biked to mile 0.0 at Lakeside Landing in Lorain, on the shores of Lake Erie. This section is not a traditional rail-trail as it has hills and ramps and quite a few bridges which cross the Black River multiple times. In 9 miles we passed a few trailheads with parking and facilities. From mile marker 9 to 2, you're on a paved trail then the last 2 miles into Lorain are share the road sections. Worth the trip! Biking to Lake Erie from Elyria was very fun. While in the area we stated in nearby Vermilion.

Accordion

Kokosing Gap Trail

Top Tier Trail

July, 2024 by traillink user

In my opinion, this might weep be one of the top 10, if not top 5 trails in Ohio. Beautiful river crossings, rolling hills and a great mix of shade and sun. Watering and bike maintenance stations await you in Danville, Howard, Gambier, and Mt. Vernon. In addition, the trail itself is very well maintained. Happy trails!

North Coast Inland Trail (Lorain County)

Day 1 (Western end)

July, 2024 by vicki1960

Trail is flat and paved, goes through mainly open areas of farmlands, a few short wooded sections offering shade. Old rail towns such as Kipton and Oberlin. One short share the road section, well marked. Several (back) road crossings with trailheads and parking. We rode from West Elyria to Huron Co line and continued into Wakeman. Round trip was 30 miles. Great trail! We stayed in Vermilion and went to the lighthouse on Lake Erie.

Kokosing Gap Trail

Great Ride

June, 2024 by dkurta1234

Started in Danville and rode to Gambier. Rode into town (not far from the trail) and had lunch at the Village Inn. Great lunch. Then back to the trail and on to Mount Vernon where we finished. Back to Danville after that. Plenty of restrooms and places to stop and sight see. 30 miles round trip for us. Excellent ride. We are seniors and not seasoned riders. The trail is very flat. Enjoy!

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

Lots to Like

June, 2024 by traillink user

First time on this trail. Serene. Tree canopied sections. Beautiful farmland views. Great stop over the Huron River. Nice depot stop in Monroeville. Wasn’t fond of the ride into Norwalk but it wasn’t horrible. I also wasn’t sure how I was going to like the crushed limestone surface but I really enjoyed the varied surface of the trail. Some of it was fairly smooth rolling. Some required constant pedaling due to a more depth of the stone, which I did not mind because I ride for exercise. Some of the trail was a bit rougher with some actual gravel spots but kept it interesting. Attention is wise anytime someone rides but this trail should be noted the shoulders aren’t always squared. They’re are sections they do slope quite a bit which can out you off the sideif yours not watching.

Holmes County Trail

beautiful trail under canopy of trees

June, 2024 by xqc2h7yxw5

We really enjoyed the ride and scenery. It was fun seeing horse and buggy too.

Holmes County Trail

Nice Trail but can't wait for that section to be completed from Glenmont to killbuck. I sure did not enjoy riding on Route 520

May, 2024 by dnnyedy

Nice Trail but can't wait for that section to be completed from Glenmont to killbuck. I sure did not enjoy riding on Route 520

Freedom Trail (OH)

nice and VERY easy

May, 2024 by reichertcory

Mostly flat ride. Some sketchy areas, but nothing awful. Links fairly easily to other trails to put in more distance.

Richland B&O Trail

Nice Trail

April, 2024 by traillink user

Flat, well maintained, and beautiful trail. You cannot escape tree root heave but these trail caretakers did well in that most of them are ground flattening them some and eliminating the sharpness. It also helps you see them coming.

Zoar Valley Trail

Apr 2024 - Trail under water from Lock 9 (Before MM82+) to Route 800 (MM86)

April, 2024 by crableg300

Hi

I want to first say, I love this trail and it is a fantastic and quiet place to go for a nice walk or bike ride (11.4 round trip from Ft Laurens to Route 800). I have let some folks know when there are trees / debris on the trail and they are removed quickly. The town of Zoar is a very close by (5 minutes or so away) and I would encourage folks to check it out and also the Wetlands area too which is a hidden gem in the town. Also Ft Laurens (in Bolivar) has a museum and they have a Revolutionary War re-enactment each year that is well done with so many people explaining things too - it is a must to attend. With that said, the trail is under water for the most part from MM82+ to the end at Route 800 because of the recent storms. This is very sad and it will take a long while for the water to recede. A few places to eat that are great are the Canal Street Diner and the Towpath Tavern - they are in Bolivar and that is 5 minutes away from Ft Laurens. Both have great service and good food.

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