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Length
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4-C Bicentennial Trail

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Alum Creek Greenway Trail

25.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Big Walnut Trail

10.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail

17.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Dirt

Buckeye Parkway Multi-Use Path

4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Camp Chase Trail

15.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Canal Winchester Trail System

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Darby Creek Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Gravel

Fairfield Heritage Trail

9.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Foor Leisure Path

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

11.34 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

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

Hellbranch Trail

5.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Heritage Rail-Trail

6.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

20.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Judy Gano Trail

0.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lowe's Drive Trail

0.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Luther Warren Peace Path

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

Moonville Rail Trail

8.4 mi
State: OH
Ballast

Ohio Canal Greenway

2.7 mi
State: OH
Cinder, Grass, Gravel

Ohio to Erie Trail

271.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Old Town Creek Trail

1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Olentangy Trail

22.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

34.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Pickaway Trail

2.5 mi
State: OH
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Prairie Grass Trail

29.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Roberts Pass Trail

6.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Rocky Fork Trail

1.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Roundtown Trail

1.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Scioto Greenway Trail

12.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Wellston Bike Path

1.78 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

15.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 4C Bicentennial Trail is one of several throughout Wilmington, OH, and runs between Southeast Neighborhood Park and Fife Avenue (CR 82), just across the road from the south end of Denver Williams...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt
The Alum Creek Greenway Trail takes you through a scenic landscape from Westerville through Columbus to Groveport, with easy access to adjoining neighborhoods and a multitude of public parks to enjoy....
OH 25.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The developing Big Walnut Trail follows its namesake creek through Columbus and its eastern suburbs of Westerville, Gahanna, and Whitehall. Several segments of the paved pathway are open, though...
OH 10.6 mi Asphalt
The Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail runs interrupted for nearly 18 miles between Reynoldsburg and Groveport on the southeastern edge of Columbus. The trail parallels Blacklick Creek for the vast...
OH 17.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Located in Grove City, a suburb of Columbus, this shared use path follows along Buckeye Parkway in Grove City for approximately four miles. On the east end, the park passes by two large shopping...
OH 4 mi Asphalt
The Camp Chase Trail plays a role in two of Ohio’s most exciting trail projects: it is a key piece of the cross-state Ohio to Erie Trail and an integral part of the Central Ohio Greenways network...
OH 15.9 mi Asphalt
This nearly 5-mile trail system weaves throughout historic Canal Winchester, Ohio, a southern suburb of Columbus. The extensive network links residents with parks, businesses and the city’s high...
OH 4.8 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2017, the Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail, spanning 7.1 miles, is the longest rail-trail in central Ohio's Clinton County. Following a former railroad corridor, the rail-trail spans the...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Darby Creek Trail is currently available in two disconnected segments that parallel Big Darby Creek, a State and National Scenic River on the western outskirts of Columbus. The northern 3.5...
OH 7.8 mi Gravel
Columbus’ Downtown Connector Trail provides a vital link between neighborhoods and schools on the city’s east side and the downtown area. On its east end, the paved pathway begins adjacent to I-670...
OH 5 mi Asphalt
The Fairfield Heritage Trail winds through and connects the community of Lancaster. It links a college, high school, junior high school and elementary school, as well as numerous parks and shopping...
OH 9.5 mi Asphalt
The Foor Leisure Path is a short, paved trail that links the northern edge of Groveport’s quaint residential core with the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail. The connection allows Groveport residents to...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt
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 11.34 mi Crushed Stone
The Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Hellbranch Trail offers a paved route of just over 5 miles in the northwestern Columbus suburb of Hilliard. The pathway connects residential neighborhoods and schools with recreational parks, a...
OH 5.6 mi Asphalt
More than half of the smooth, flat, 6.1-mile Heritage Rail-Trail has a parallel 4-mile horse trail. The equestrian corridor starts at Hayden Run Road and continues northwest to the Cemetery Pike...
OH 6.1 mi Asphalt
The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is one of southeast Ohio’s hidden trail gems. Tucked into the foothills of Appalachia, this 20-mile trail gives a sampling of the best the Buckeye State has to offer:...
OH 20.4 mi Asphalt
The Judy Gano Trail travels the length of the J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington, Ohio. The trail begins on Rombach Avenue and travesl past the skate park, tennis courts and baseball...
OH 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Lowe's Connector Trail parallels Lowe's Drive in Wilmington, OH, and links Rombach Avenue with Prairie Road; however, this is no sidewalk once you reach Prairie Road. The trail is best used to...
OH 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Luther Warren Peace Path is shady 1.2-mile journey along a level paved surface, delightfully cool in summer. The trail includes two old railroad bridges, one covered and built as a local Boy Scout...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Moonville Rail Trail is planned to be a 16-mile route that utilizes the former Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad that began service in the 1850s. This railroad provided only industrial service,...
OH 8.4 mi Ballast
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 colossal project, not just for the state of Ohio but also nationally. Dreamed up more than 25 years ago, this route will eventually connect the Ohio River in Cincinnati to...
OH 271.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Old Town Creek Trail is a short but scenic pathway in Logan, the gateway to the Hocking Hills region of southeast Ohio. The trail links the county fairgrounds not far from Logan’s downtown to...
OH 1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
For visitors and locals alike, the Olentangy Trail is the ideal way to explore Columbus, the dynamic capital of Ohio, as well as the surrounding communities. Named after the eponymous river it follows...
OH 22.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Paint Creek Recreation 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 Pickaway Trail is a developing rail-trail that begins in Circleville, located less than an hour's drive south of Columbus. Currently, the trail spans 2.5 miles along the former...
OH 2.5 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The 29-mile Prairie Grass Trail is one of four rail-trails that radiate from Xenia Station, the hub of a vast, paved trail network in southwestern Ohio. The site is a former Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)...
OH 29.2 mi Asphalt
The Roberts Pass Trail runs from downtown London, Ohio, to rural Fairfield Township. The trail passes through farmland for 6.5 miles, although dense tree cover shades the route at all...
OH 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Rocky Fork Trail is a developing pathway in Westerville and New Albany, which are northeastern suburbs of Columbus. The paved trail is currently available in five disconnected segments. The...
OH 1.6 mi Asphalt
Roundtown Trail is a greenway in Circleville, Ohio which opened in July of 2017. It is a linear trail, despite what its name might suggest. The trail stretches from the northwest corner of the Ohio...
OH 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Scioto Greenway Trail is an urban greenway at its best. A segment of the Central Ohio Greenways trail network that covers more than 120 miles throughout the state, the 12.2-mile multiuse trail...
OH 12.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The Xenia–Jamestown Connector links these two eponymous communities and travels east beyond Jamestown to the Greene–Fayette County line at Rosemoor Road. It’s part of Ohio’s Miami River Valley trail...
OH 15.7 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Terrific ride

July, 2021 by movexpertagent

Super nice trail. Dont miss it.

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

some attention needed

July, 2021 by movexpertagent

Nice trail however some parts are becoming overgrown with weeds and sumac. Trash bags strewn about near what looks like the city sewer plant. There’s also some areas with roots growing through the asphalt. Overall a great ride though

Scioto Greenway Trail

Nice trail with plenty of stops and some pumps and water also always getting improved in the heart of the Buckeye state!

July, 2021 by nicknutter88

Nice trail with plenty of stops and some pumps and water also always getting improved in the heart of the Buckeye state!

Accordion

Darby Creek Trail

Good for a hybrid, road bikes beware.

July, 2021 by edm2dccixh

Did the southern portion of the trail today. From the parking lot/trail head it was 4.5 miles to the north where the trail ends. Other reviewers we're correct, there is almost no shade after you complete the first little bit of the trail. Trail condition: The vast majority of the path was a crushed, compacted limestone that was in decent shape. There were a few spots however where the stone was 1 to 1-1/2 inch gravel. Road bikes, or bikes that like asphalt would not do well. If you go be sure to check out The Track; neat bit of history.

Old Town Creek Trail

short but sweet

July, 2021 by hedges1181

Very short but heavily wooded with slight hills and turns….bicycle/hiking

Heritage Rail-Trail

Goal reached

July, 2021 by jchandler79

Well I hit my goal of 60 miles taking 10 trips on the trail a few days before I hit the big 60. Took me 3hrs 40 min which for these old bones was good. It’s time to explore other trails.

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

Great for and Easy Ride

July, 2021 by droopmountainmann

My wife and I road the entire trail from the Exxon to Lee St. 13 miles total (6.5 one way). Took us about an hour and 20 min but we took it easy. Trail is very well kept, a few joggers and walkers along the way, everyone was very friendly. Hit up the shake shoppe when you are finished, great shakes and malts!

Heritage Rail-Trail

The trail became my friend

June, 2021 by jchandler79

Like many others when I had to start working from home a bike became my friend along with this trail. I started biking last June and stuck with it even layering up over the winter. This trail and I have seen all types of weather. It’s a welcome break after work to hit the trail. I have enjoyed racing the rabbits, dodging the deer and of course people walking their dogs. I’ve worked my way up to 6 consistent trips and am striving to hit 10 by my 60th birthday on 20 July this year!

Foor Leisure Path

Groveport's Useful Connector Trail

June, 2021 by orangedoug

Essentially this trail is designed to connect the town of Groveport, Ohio with both the 17.8 mile Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail and the 25.2 mile Alum Creek Greenway Trail which connect to each other a few miles west of where the Foor’s northern end connects to the Blacklick Creek Greenway. (In fact, if you look at Groveport in Google Maps you will find that the Foor Leisure Path is actually identified there as the Blacklick Creek Greenway.)

The Foor Leisure Path ends just short of Groveport at Corbett Rd./Ebright Rd. However, if you cross over Corbett/Ebright and follow Front Street, after a 1/4 mile you will come to Blacklick Street where you can enter Groveport Blacklick Park. The park was once the sight of a canal boat manufacturing and dry dock operation back in the Ohio Canal era of the 1830’s. Lock 22 of the Ohio & Erie Canal can still be found in the park today. Now, you will find the Groveport Recreation Center, the municipal pool, and athletic fields in the park. There are several trail loops here as well. I rode nearly 6 miles on this out-and-back ride on the 1.3 mile Foor Leisure Path. The extra milage on this trip came from riding into Groveport to see what awaited me in Blacklick Park.

Canal Winchester Trail System

A Useful City Trail System That Could Use Some Updating

June, 2021 by orangedoug

On a recent trip to central Ohio, I took a trip to the city of Canal Winchester to give their city's trail system a ride. Like the trail network in Westerville, Ohio this trail system is designed as recreation and an alternative transportation (primarily cycling) option connecting residents with businesses, parks and city amenities.

I first started out riding almost 2 miles on an out-and-back trip on the northeast section of the trail system. This segment is not connected to the other parts of the city’s trail network. I wondered about the purpose of this trail section as the only connection to any residential neighborhood I saw was to an apartment complex. Otherwise there was a lot of open land around this part of the trail. The northeast section runs along Diley Road, passing an industrial park, the Diley Ridge Medical Center -- Canal Winchester's local hospital, and connects/ends at the local Meijer grocery store. Maybe that’s the purpose here — a way for workers to get more healthy lunches at break time. It looks as though the pathway was put in by the developer who built the industrial park and hasn’t been touched since.

The main part of the trail system in Canal Winchester is more connected and is in the main part of the city. And connects neighborhoods to the central business district, Winchester Industrial Park, the municipal pool, the local public high school. There were plenty of bikes at the pool, so many kids are utilizing the trail system to get to the pool. It appears that the trail system has good utility in connecting residents with many of the city's main points of interest but it would be more useful if it also connected to Walnut Creek Park in southern Canal Winchester and the Franklin County Metro Parks' Walnut Woods west of the city.

As far as the trail conditions go, the trail system is really just a widened sidewalk but with an asphalt surface rather than one made of concrete. The path is seven feet wide. It’s surface is in good to fair condition but it could use resurfacing in a few spots and seal coating at the very least. Traffic is very busy along Gender Road where the bike path is sort of a two-way extra lane in the commercial/retail district. This extra lane is not separated from the road. The Canal Winchester Trail System appears to be a useful trail to local residents, but in my opinion it could use a makeover.

Ohio Canal Greenway

Not Up to the Standards of Other Licking County Trails

June, 2021 by orangedoug

To celebrate Flag Day I rode 5.5 miles on an out-and-back ride on the Ohio Canal Greenway starting in Canal Park in Hebron, Ohio. Compared to the other Licking County trails I rode last Fall, this trail definitely was the roughest one I have ridden. The surface varies from concrete coming out of Canal Park to grass and dirt soon thereafter. Here, it reminded me in some ways of the Towpath Trail along the C&O Canal Trail in Maryland. However, south of Interstate 70 the surface changed from mostly grass and dirt to mostly gravel and grass. The gravel was more like ballast stones you would find underneath railroad tracks — about the size of ping pong balls.

I was disappointed in this trail, as the other Licking County trails l've ridden were paved and well maintained. Maybe this trail is still in its initial stages and not fully developed. It has potential. It is mostly shaded, and has a few interesting sites. It has a small covered bridge over a creek as the trail passes by the State of Ohio’s Fish Hatchery. The end of the trail south of Interstate 70 parallels parts of what remains of the Ohio Canal. The trail ends near Top Cat Concrete on Walnut Road (OH-79). Walnut Road is also the county line between Ohio's Licking and Fairfield counties.
The remnants of the Ohio canal continue south toward Buckeye Lake. I think that Fairfield County should consider extending this trail from its current Walnut Road end to the northern shore of Buckeye Lake which would certainly give this trail more utility.

At present, I would not recommend this trail for biking unless you were riding a mountain or fat-tired bike. It definitely is not for narrow tired street bikes. At best, for right now, I'd leave it for pedestrians to hike.

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Love the areas around the trail.

June, 2021 by jodieo1

Love the areas around the trail.

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