Mount Vernon, OH Walking Trails and Maps

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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

Buckhorn Creek Trail

4 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Camp Chase Trail

15.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Coshocton Three Rivers Bikeway

2.4 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

Holmes County Trail

23 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Jim Simmons Memorial Trail

3.4 mi
State: OH
Concrete

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 to Erie Trail

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

Olentangy Trail

22.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Richland B&O Trail

18.5 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

Darby Creek Trail (OH)

7.8 mi
State: OH
Gravel

Fairfield Heritage Trail

9.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Heartland Trail

3.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hellbranch Trail

5.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hoover Scenic Trail

0.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

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

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

Zane's Landing Trail

2.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

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

Owl Creek Trail

1.5 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
The Buckhorn Creek Trail is an 4-mile trail in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The trail occupies the right-of-way of the former Cleveland and Mahoning Valley Railroad in Newcomerstown and will someday...
OH 4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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
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
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 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
The Jim Simmons Trail is a multipurpose trail in Marysville, north of Columbus, Ohio. The trail starts near Northwood Elementary and heads south along the creek, cutting a tree-lined path through Mill...
OH 3.4 mi Concrete
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: 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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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.

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

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

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.

Richland B&O Trail

My Favorite!

March, 2024 by picou771

Love camping at the GPAA campsite between Belleville and Butler I always bring my e bike with me! Lots of walkers and other people biking on it so be mindful when passing.

Its very nice in the spring summer and fall, very well maintained throughout and if you do not want to do the whole trail you can drive to a parking area along it and park!

Richland B&O Trail

Very Nice Trail

February, 2024 by jackybob

I rode the entire trail on 02/04/2024. The temperature was in the low 30s to start and mid 40s at the end, sunny and little to no wind. I parked just off of I-70 near a dog park. The parking lot was in the open and lots of people were visiting the dog park so I felt comfortable about where I parked. From there I headed south to Butler and then up to the north end at Mansfield. As mentioned in other reviews, the trail is a mixture of open and tree lined and rural and less rural and I would really like to ride this trail again when the leaves are on the trees. In general the trail runs up hill from Butler and for the most part has a shallow grade. The only time that I really noticed the grade was after turning around at Mansfield. From there to around mile 15 or 16 (from Butler and the highest point on the trail) the grade was noticeably steeper. The trail is entirely paved and I found it to be fairly well maintained. As mentioned in other reviews there are stretches where roots have damaged the pavement...nothing severe but enough that I kept a firm grip on the handlebars when I encountered these stretches. For whatever reason, I found the northern part of the trail to be more inviting than the southern end. The northern end is also where I encountered the vast majority of other people using the trail. Sadly, I only passed by a couple dozen people during my ride and all but one were pedestrians. For a trail as nice as this one, I would have expected to see hundreds of people.

On the negative side, there are approximately two dozen road crossings. Most are small roads and appeared to be not frequently traveled. However, three or four were busier roads with vehicles traveling at highway speeds.

Overall, I definitely recommend this trail.

Baseline:
I am a male in my 60s and typically together with my wife (she was otherwise engaged that day) frequently ride rail trails. Our home trails are Buffalo Valley and Pine Creek and our favorite trail relatively close to us is the Northwest Lancaster.

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.

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