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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...
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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...
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...
I rode from WCH to Hopewell Mounds and back (50 mi) and found the trail to be very enjoyable, scenic and worth doing. The trickiest part is navigating the portion where the trail winds through multiple industrial parks and then dumps you on Robinson Rd for a stretch. Had the map noted there is parking lot by Shaw Wetlands- the place where you turn off the street, it would have been the ideal starting point. Please add. I note that if you magnify that area significantly the parking is noted in blue. You wouldn’t know unless you are searching for it. Otherwise very enjoyable
Three of us rode from the west side of Chillicothe to Austin and found it to be a terrific trail. Nice and wide, sunny stretches, shady stretches, great scenery, a few hills that even we could handle, and the Dairy Cone in Frankfort was refreshing stop. There were a couple spots where roots had pushed the pavement up but they were minor and were similar to the spots on the Hockhocking Adena but not as bad as the ones on the Alum Creek Greenway. We look forward to riding this trail more.
Rode this morning from outside WCH at the Wetlands, to Frankfort, about 30 miles roundtrip. Nice group of volunteers wanting to improve the trail surface which has been rutted due to roots from adjoining trees. Too bad the Country does not do more to keep this up and provide maintenance. I mean I came from Texas to ride this trail with my nephew, and spent some money in the local towns. Very nicely mowed and maintained rest stops.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Whoever did the map of Chillicothe does not know what they are doing.
I ran the length of this trail while passing through town. Nice asphalt nice scenery, and saw only three other people
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.
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.)
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