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Allegheny River Trail

29.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Berlin Lake Trail

2.2 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Bike and Hike Trail

34.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ernst Bike Trail

7.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

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

Headwaters Trail

8 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Iron Horse Trail (Alliance)

3.9 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor

5.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail

12.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Maple Highlands Trail

21.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Gravel

MetroParks Bikeway

10.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Montour Trail

55.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Moraine State Park Bike Trail

7.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Nickel Plate Trail (OH)

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Niles Greenway

4.5 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

Olde Muskingum Trail

6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone
Accordion

Panhandle Trail

29 mi
State: PA, WV
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Portage Hike and Bike Trail

15.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Samuel Justus Recreation Trail

6.98 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Sandy Creek Trail (PA)

12 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Shenango Trail

7.8 mi
State: PA
Dirt

Trout Island Trail

2.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Western Reserve Greenway

43 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Beaver River Trail

1.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Butler-Freeport Community Trail

21 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Hoover Park Connector Trail

5.34 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Mahoning Valley Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Montour Trail - Airport Connector

6.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Newton Falls Trail

0.75 mi
State: OH
Concrete

North Hills Harmony Trail

0.6 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Stavich Bicycle Trail

10 mi
State: OH, PA
Asphalt

West Branch Trail (OH)

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Garrett Wonders Bike Trail

3.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Middle Branch Trail

7.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Pioneer Trail (OH)

1.3 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Stark Electric Railway Trail

1.15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Gates Mills Interurban Bridge

0.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The Allegheny River Trail runs on asphalt between Franklin and Emlenton for 27.5 miles and on an isolated section between Foxburg and Parker for 2.5 miles.  About the Route Keep your...
PA 29.6 mi Asphalt
The Berlin Lake Trail lies mid-way between Cleveland and Pittsburgh in Deerfield Township of Portage County. The 2-mile crushed limestone rail-trail crosses Berlin Lake, traveling through wooded areas...
OH 2.2 mi Crushed Stone
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
Starting in Meadville, known as the home of the zipper, the 7.2-mile Ernst Trail closes the gap between the city and surrounding forests and farms for visitors. The trail is named for Calvin Ernst,...
PA 7.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
The bucolic Headwaters Trail is a pleasant 8-mile journey through the rural landscape between Mantua and Garrettsville. The path has a crushed-stone surface and is mostly shaded. It follows the route...
OH 8 mi Crushed Stone
The Iron Horse Trail runs along the corridor of a railroad that originally connected Alliance and Minerva. The north section runs from State St, across from the University of Mount Union, to the...
OH 3.9 mi Crushed Stone
The 11.7-mile John C. Oliver Multi-Purpose Loop Trail is a centerpiece of Maurice K. Goddard State Park, which spans 2,856 acres in northwestern Pennsylvania. The mostly shaded, paved, off-road trail...
PA 11.7 mi Asphalt
The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. The elevation rises a little more than 200 feet from Painesville (north...
OH 5.1 mi Asphalt
Mile marker 0 for the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail can be found at its southern in Lisbon. Located in a former railroad depot, the Lisbon trailhead is about a quarter mile from the actual start...
OH 12.5 mi Asphalt
The Maple Highlands Trail totals more than 20 miles. A majority of the trail follows an abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad corridor through a mostly rural landscape with portions of the trail running...
OH 21.1 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The nearly 11-mile MetroParks Bikeway provides a scenic and well-designed link to communities and natural sites in this northeast region of Ohio. The rail-trail follows a corridor between Canfield and...
OH 10.6 mi Asphalt
Overview The 55.9-mile Montour Trail forms a semicircle around Greater Pittsburgh and hosts one of the longest suburban rail trails in the United States, featuring a selection of bridges, trestles,...
PA 55.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Moraine State Park features a paved multiuse trail, which runs along the north shore of Lake Arthur for 7.3 miles. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful scenery, especially during the fall as trees...
PA 7.3 mi Asphalt
Ohio's Nickel Plate Trail runs for 2.5 miles from 5th Street near Ravenna Avenue (Metzger Park) to a point just south of Georgetown Road. The wooded corridor follows an old railroad right-of-way...
OH 2.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Niles Greenway is a paved, multi-use path running north–south between the county line on the south and the town of Niles. The pleasant trail passes through a mix of wooded areas, scattered light...
OH 4.5 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
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
Accordion
Overview The Panhandle Trail offers a direct 29-mile journey between the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although the trail follows an old railroad...
PA, WV 29 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Portage Hike and Bike Trail stretches over a dozen miles between Kent and Ravenna, about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland and the southern shores of Lake Erie. As of December 2015, its entire...
OH 15.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Oil flows through the veins of the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail. Its northern departure point is Oil City, which was founded during the 1860s oil boom and became the headquarters for several...
PA 6.98 mi Asphalt
You’ll want to pack water, food, and flashlights to travel the Sandy Creek Trail, as it crosses 12 miles of remote, but scenic, countryside in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Named for separate Sandy...
PA 12 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: As of September 2023, the pedestrian/equestrian bridge near the intersection of Hamburg Road and Stamm Road is closed by order of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh...
PA 7.8 mi Dirt
The South Chagrin Reservation All Purpose Trail offers a paved route just over 7 miles through its namesake park in northeastern Ohio. From its western end on Richmond Road, the trail follows Hawthorn...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
The Trout Island Trail is planned to be a 13-mile rail-trail along the former Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad. Currently, 2.4 miles are open and fully paved in Sharpsville, following the Shenango River...
PA 2.4 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The Western Reserve Greenway is currently closed over Baughman Creek in between Mahan Denman Rd. and Hyde Oakfield Rd. There is no expected opening date. Trail users are asked to...
OH 43 mi Asphalt
Following the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad in downtown Beaver Falls, this asphalt rail-trail runs through a park setting as it parallels the Beaver River along the northeast edge of...
PA 1.7 mi Asphalt
Less than 20 miles from Cleveland, the Bedford Reservation offers a scenic, natural oasis with many amenities and attractions, including opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and...
OH 7.6 mi Asphalt
Built in 1871 to transport the region’s high-quality limestone to support Pittsburgh’s growing steel industry, the Butler Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad was the first railroad in Butler County....
PA 21 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 4.5-mile Mahoning Valley Trail snakes its way south from the Deer Creek Reservoir to the City of Alliance. The reservoir is a popular amenity for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and bird-and-wildlife...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Airport Connector is a spur off the impressive Montour Trail that circles the western outskirts of Pittsburgh. The paved pathway begins just off the extended-term parking lot on the western end of...
PA 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Newton Falls Trail, built on a former railroad bed, follows the Mahoning River as it winds its way downtown. The route provides pleasant neighborhood views of the quaint township that was...
OH 0.75 mi Concrete
The Harmony Trail in the North Hills is a work in progress, managed by volunteers with the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy. So far, about 0.6 mile of a proposed 4.3 miles of abandoned rail corridor...
PA 0.6 mi Gravel
Located on the abandoned Erie and Pittsburgh branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this short but intriguing paved trail runs through Pymatuning State Park, a large and popular two-state recreation...
PA 3.2 mi Asphalt
Fifty years after the last trolley cars ran on the Penn-Ohio Electric System between Youngstown, Ohio, and New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1932, travelers on foot, bikes, and skates began using the...
OH, PA 10 mi Asphalt
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 Garrett Wonders Bike Trail, formerly the Warren Bikeway, is an integral component of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, which will eventually link Lake Erie and the Ohio River via a multiuse,...
OH 3.2 mi Asphalt
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
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
The Stark Electric Railway Trail runs on a former interurban rail line that linked Canton and Salem via Louisville, Alliance and Sebring from 1902 to 1939. The company was nicknamed the ‘Bachelor...
OH 1.15 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Gates Mills Interurban Bridge, known locally as simply The Walking Bridge, offers a pedestrian-only route over the scenic Chagrin River. The steel truss bridge was built in 1899 for the Eastern...
OH 0.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk

Recent Trail Reviews

Stark Electric Railway Trail

Baz LeBreeze

February, 2024 by bazlebreeze

Great start. This trail needs to be re-established from Canton down through Beach City and finally to Urichsville !

Allegheny River Trail

Foxburg to Emlenton-January 2024

January, 2024 by vicki1960

New section under development from Foxburg to Emlenton. ART in CC has been working on this section and coming along nicely and doing a great job clearing. There are also plans for the Fox-Hunt Community Park in Foxburg at the bridge. We parked in Foxburg and walked North about 1/3 of a mile to the trail which is located behind the trucking company. There you can use this section of the trail for approx 3 miles to Emlenton. Enjoyed our Winter trek by snowshoeing.

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.

Accordion

Shenango Trail

Fall hiking Nov. 19, 2023

November, 2023 by joseph_torok

Great weather for November hiking! Early AM 30° but warmed to 42° with plenty of sun and blue skies. Several horses, 13 hikers, and 2 dogs today. Trail is dry and clear despite recent rain.

Butler-Freeport Community Trail

Avoid Butler

November, 2023 by legsandlouie

Rode the trail north to Butler twice. On each trip we rode into nearby downtown Butler to eat. Followed streets marked as bike routes. Between the two rides, we were accosted by angry or unpleasant locals in their cars on three occasions. Twice of which were shouts about how illegal or rude it is to ride bikes and/on the street or slow traffic. The other encounter was a buzz accompanied by shouts of an ignorant nature. All of these occurred in daylight and on city streets. This town is not just unfriendly to cyclists, it is just unfriendly.

Trout Island Trail

at the end of the 2.4 mile paved trail…

November, 2023 by b09rankin

Is an additional probably 3 mile loop in the woods that takes you right up to the waterline.

Ernst Bike Trail

Fall Foliage Ride

October, 2023 by vicki1960

3rd week of October, foliage was peaked. Enjoyed a lovely bike ride.

Shenango Trail

Shenango Trail Status 10/26/2023

October, 2023 by joseph_torok

The Shenango Trail is completely clear and in great shape. Hiked over 5 miles yesterday and had a great hike spotting several deer and Bald Eagles. Late afternoon is the best time for animal watching. Glimpsed several beaver on the river. Due to the dry summer all areas are passable. Bikers taking advantage of conditions. Hunters can be present; WEAR SAFETY ORANGE!

Allegheny River Trail

This trail is worth the trip

October, 2023 by tim36r

The idea of a rail trail through rail tunnels fascinated me so we made the plan to travel to ride this trail.

Started in Emlenton and headed north. Trail head parking is a bit hard to find, you drive a short distance north on what feels like you are driving on the path, a parking area is past the industrial building on the north end of town.

Beautiful ride along the river through fall colors. There are a few spots where the tree roots are pushing up but most of the trail was in good condition.

The tunnels were amazing.

First tunnel was 2500 feet and the second was 3300. Both have a slight turn near the south end so going north you are in darkness for a short time before the circle of light at the other end appears. South bound you are most of the way through before you see light glowing on the wall.

Emlenton trail head to the north end of the second tunnel was 13.9 miles, mainly up grade going north.

Butler-Freeport Community Trail

Nice trail.

October, 2023 by beelarry51

My wife and I rode this trail on Oct 18,2023. We started at the Freeport end, doing the longest incline first to make the return trip easier. That was just a long ,steady, gradual climb. Not hard to do with probably nothing more than a two percent grade. Coming back from Butler was a slightly steeper (maybe 3%) climb but much shorter. We really liked this trail as it follows the Buffalo Creek for much of the ride and it goes through a lot of forested areas and farm fields lined with trees. There are plenty of benches to rest and enjoy the scenery. I think it could have maybe two more porta johns or restrooms. There are plenty of parking areas and trailheads. The Derailuer Bike Shop would have been a nice place to get something to eat or a snack along the way but it was closed for the season on weekdays now. Freeport had no place open to get some food after our ride, and from what we could tell, Butler had nowhere close to bike to for anything to eat or drink. Overall the trail was nice and I'd do it again.

Pymatuning State Park Spillway Trail

Pretty Foliage

October, 2023 by vicki1960

Mid October, some pretty fall foliage but not full color. Parked at the Spillway and fed the fish, don't forget to bring (old) bread. Biked the trail back and forth a few times. Enjoyable ride!

Ernst Bike Trail

Ernst Nature Trail

October, 2023 by vicki1960

From Bailey Road towards Conneaut Lake, Ernst Nature Trail, 4.5 miles. Surface is dirt, cinder and some gravel. They are still working on this section. From Kerrtown in Meadville to Conneaut Lake the trail total length is/will be 12 miles.

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