Lancaster, OH Walking Trails and Maps

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Length
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Alum Creek Trail

25.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Blackhand Gorge Trail

4.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail

17.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Dirt

Buckeye Scenic Trail

5.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Camp Chase Trail

15.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Downtown Connector Trail

1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Genoa Trail

4 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

Heritage Rail-Trail

7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

24.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Kokosing Gap Trail

13.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Meredith State Road Trail

5.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio to Erie Trail

293 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Olentangy Trail

22.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Prairie Grass Trail

29.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Roberts Pass Trail

6.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

T. J. Evans Trail

14.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Westerville B&W

23.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Big Walnut Trail

10.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

Darby Creek Trail (OH)

7.8 mi
State: OH
Gravel

Fairfield Heritage Trail

9.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hellbranch Trail

5.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hoover Scenic Trail

0.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Moonville Rail Trail

8.4 mi
State: OH
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass

Muskingum Recreational Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast

Newark Trail

3.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio Canal Greenway

2.7 mi
State: OH
Cinder, Grass, Gravel

Old Town Creek Trail

1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

34.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Pickaway Trail

2.5 mi
State: OH
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Roundtown Trail

1.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sawmill Parkway Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Scioto Trail

12.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail

9.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Thomas W. Hopper Legacy Trail

1.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wellston Bike Path

1.78 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Zane's Landing Trail

2.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Athens-Belpre Rail Trail

8.6 mi
State: OH
Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Buckeye Parkway Multi-Use Path

4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Canal Winchester Trail System

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Foor Leisure Path

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sandel Legacy Trail

0.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Springfield Branch Trail

1.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The Alum Creek Trail takes trail users through a scenic landscape from Westerville through Columbus to Groveport, with easy access to adjoining neighborhoods and a multitude of public...
OH 25.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview    The Blackhand Gorge Trail is the only bike path in the Ohio nature preserve system, and in just over 4 miles, its users are treated to some of the best scenery in the state. Inside the...
OH 4.3 mi Asphalt
Overview The Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail runs interrupted for nearly 18 miles between Reynoldsburg and Groveport on the southeastern edge of Columbus. About the Route The trail parallels...
OH 17.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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
Overview The Camp Chase Trail is a notable paved 15-mile greenway that takes trail users through the mostly rural outskirts of Columbus and out towards London, Ohio.  A majority of the route is...
OH 15.3 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 Genoa Trail runs between Northgate Way in Westerville and Plumb Road south of Galena, paralleling the east side of State Route 3. The 4-mile trail is separated from the road by a nice corridor of...
OH 4 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
Overview The Heritage Rail-Trail runs 7 miles between the outskirts of Plain City and the City of Hilliard. Following a former railroad corridor, the trail connects several parks and runs through...
OH 7 mi Asphalt
Overview The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is one of Southeast Ohio’s hidden trail gems. Tucked into the foothills of Appalachia, this 24-mile trail gives a sampling of the best the Buckeye State has...
OH 24.3 mi Asphalt
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 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
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
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 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
Closure Notice: During the spring/summer of 2024, the trail will be periodically closed between Reddington Road and Granville (under OH-16). Visit the Licking Park District's trail status page for the...
OH 14.3 mi Asphalt
The Westerville B&W (Bike & Walk Route) is an extensive system of paved multi-use paths throughout the Columbus suburb, stretching from Hoover Reservoir on the east to as far west as Worthington Road....
OH 23.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The developing Big Walnut Trail follows its namesake creek through Columbus and its eastern suburbs of Westerville, Gahanna, and Whitehall. Several disconnected segments of the paved...
OH 10.6 mi Asphalt
Accordion
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
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 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
The Hoover Scenic Trail continues north from the paved Genoa Trail to Weise Road just south of Galena. The trail follows the northwestern shoreline of the sprawling Hoover Reservoir within a scenic...
OH 0.6 mi Asphalt
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, Crushed Stone, Grass
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
Beginning at a connection with the T. J. Evans Trail, this 3-mile paved pathway heads through Newark's western neighborhoods along the scenic Raccoon Creek to Flory Park. For much of the route, the...
OH 3.3 mi Asphalt
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 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
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
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 Sawmill Parkway Trail is a shared use path running the length of the parkway from Delaware to Powell. The trail is paved and mostly sits on the west side of the road. Along the trail are...
OH 7.8 mi Asphalt
Overview The Scioto Trail is an urban greenway at its best. The 12.3-mile multiuse trail hugs the banks of the Scioto River, connecting several parks and presenting fabulous views of downtown...
OH 12.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Cruising along on the nearly 10-mile T. J. Evans Panhandle Trail (known locally as the Panhandle Trail), you might be surprised to encounter a massive basket seemingly plunked down by a giant. In...
OH 9.8 mi Asphalt
The Thomas W. Hopper Legacy Trail follows a former rail bed from the Blackhawk golf course to the boundary between Galena and Sunbury, where it connects with the Sandel Legacy Trail. Of historical...
OH 1.5 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
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
Nestled in southeast Ohio, the Athens-Belpre Line will one day stretch for 34 miles across Athens and Washington Counties up to Parkersburg, West Virginia. To date, however, 8.6 miles of the former...
OH 8.6 mi Ballast, Dirt, Grass
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
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
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 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 Village of Sunbury makes its own contribution to the expansive Ohio to Erie Trail with the Sandel Legacy Trail. The trailhead on Columbus and Vernon Street offers an early treat: a model railroad...
OH 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Springfield Branch Trail was built on a former railroad corridor and travels east-west for 1.4 miles in Delaware, Ohio. The paved trail is friendly to walkers, bikers and roller bladers. The trail...
OH 1.4 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

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!

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!

Blackhand Gorge Trail

Quick easy ride

June, 2024 by myuhasz

Really liked the trail, it is a little rough in spots, but wasn’t crowded and was a fun off day ride.

Accordion

Buckeye Scenic Trail

Nice little ride

June, 2024 by myuhasz

This was a great trail. Parking was a little issue on the north end. Next time will park at Heath High School. Loved the peacefulness of the trail, only saw two other people on it today.

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

New Brewery on trail

June, 2024 by jaozzie

Austin Mill Brewing Co now open on Paint Creek Trail just north of Frankfort.

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

This trail is indeed a jewel

May, 2024 by bentriderken

My wife and I have ridden some incredibly beautiful trails so I was a bit skeptical reading the reviews claiming how beautiful this trail is. I am now a believer. The scenery is beautiful with the cliffs up the hillsides but the most impressive feature for us was the sheer number of bird species that we saw but alas did not see. I turned on the Merlin Bird App which identified 12-15 species of birds in the morning. We have never been on a trail with this many bird sounds. We will ride this trail often as it is one to ride during the 4 seasons.

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

May 19, 2024 Paint Creek Bike Ride…..AWESOME

May, 2024 by waynejane9

We started at Mile Marker .5 in Chillicothe on a delightful ride through South Eastern Ohio. We stopped after 19 miles at Austin next to a new establishment (Austin Mill) selling beverages and food. This trail is fabulous! We were thrilled to see how well the trail is being maintained; finding the trail quite smooth with normal asphalt separations that had been filled. Yes, there are occasional root bumps; nothing to worry about as the tree canopy provides great shade. Yes, there are a couple of places where the big arrows had faded to direct us but trail sense kept us on trail. Thank you to the three Ohio counties teaming up to make/maintain the memorable bike trail.

Prairie Grass Trail

Day 3

May, 2024 by jarboe

A wonderful trail that slowly climbs out of Xenia. It begins with a canopy of trees and later turns to fields. An Inn on the trail in Cedarville warmly welcomes cyclists for a rest stop. It saved us from a passing thunderstorm.
Five Stars. We rode 51 miles.

Alum Creek Trail

avoid north trail

April, 2024 by wallace.342

The north part of this trail is in a less than stellar part of town

Olentangy Trail

I enjoy the trail diversity of activities

February, 2024 by carey7nash

I like this trail. You can ride and park to OSU football games, Crew soccer games, Red, White and Boom, and any festival in the Columbus city. But there is also wildlife- hawks, Eagle sightings, deer, beaver, muskrats, owls, etc. You can find picnic benches as well to use all year. There is a frisbee golf course up in Worthington along with Antium lake. It has a bit going for it in my opinion but at times a bit crowded around Whetstone Park and OSU campus. I just chill around these areas and go very slow. This is also something I wish the serious speed bikers would do considering it is a multi-use trail.

Ohio to Erie Trail

We did a 8.45 mi round trip between Harvard Rd and Warren Rd overhead bridge. Being in a wheelchair we had no issues whatsoever with the surface of the trail.

January, 2024 by huffy9718

We did a 8.45 mi round trip between Harvard Rd and Warren Rd overhead bridge. Being in a wheelchair we had no issues whatsoever with the surface of the trail.

Wellston Bike Path

Scenic but Short

November, 2023 by pjamela3000

During a busy workweek this was my go-to ride. I ride it twice and add some riding around town in order to get at least 10 miles in. There is lots of shade on the trail. I would have two points of caution: The deer are heavy. I’ve had several cross in front of me and sustained a minor injury when I had to slam on my brakes. Secondly, there is a lack of trail etiquette from pedestrians. I put a bell on my bike but it hasn’t helped. Use caution on this trail, especially when crossing Route 93.

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