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4-C Bicentennial Trail

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Athens-Belpre Rail Trail

8.6 mi
State: OH
Ballast, Dirt, Grass

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

Great Guernsey Trail

6.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Headwaters Trail

8 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Heritage Rail-Trail

6.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Heritage Trail (OH)

17.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

Holmes County Trail

23.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Little Miami Scenic Trail

78.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Lowe's Drive Trail

0.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Maple Highlands Trail

20.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Gravel

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

36.6 mi
State: OH
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Mohican Valley Trail

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Moonville Rail Trail

8.4 mi
State: OH
Ballast

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

15.6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

81.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Ohio Canal Greenway

2.7 mi
State: OH
Cinder, Grass, Gravel

Ohio to Erie Trail

271.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Olde Muskingum Trail

6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

34.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
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Wabash Cannonball Trail

62.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Zoar Valley Trail

20.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass
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
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
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 Great Guernsey Trail runs for 7 miles from the eastern edge of Cambridge to Lore City. The paved trail occupies a former CSX railroad corridor through rural wooded countryside. Because it...
OH 6.1 mi Asphalt
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
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
Findlay lies at the heart of Hancock County's 17-mile Heritage Trail. From the city center, the trail extends west to Litzenberg Memorial Woods and east to Van Horn Cemetery. The trail mostly follows...
OH 17.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips
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 as the...
OH 23.1 mi Asphalt
The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the crown of Ohio rail-trails, spanning just over 78 miles from the outskirts of Cincinnati to Springfield over historical bridges and through tranquil...
OH 78.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 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, heavily wooded in places. The...
OH 20.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Miami & Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1845, an engineering marvel stretching from Cincinnati to Toledo. This canal was heavily used until competition from the railroad caused the decline...
OH 36.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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
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 North Coast Inland Trail is a series of trails across multiple northern Ohio counties that, as they expand and connect, are emerging as an impressive long-distance trail between Cleveland and...
OH 15.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is an amazing trail journey that takes users from the heart of this country’s industrial might in cities like Cleveland and Akron, to some of the most beautiful...
OH 81.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
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 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
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
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The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: its North Fork runs east–west for 46 miles and its South Fork makes up the balance of this nearly 63-mile trail. The forks...
OH 62.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail connects its two namesake communities on a paved route that winds through East Fork Wildlife Area and along scenic William Harsha Lake. The experience is...
OH 5.4 mi Asphalt
The Zoar Valley Trail winds along the Tuscarawas River between the village of Schoenbrunn in the south and Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar in the north. The path offers a mixture of rolling...
OH 20.1 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

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Recent Trail Reviews

Moonville Rail Trail

Spotty completed trails- bridge missing- but still beautiful

August, 2020 by betsy.baringer

We hiked to the Moonville Tunnel using the road- found there was on-site parking. But the tunnel was great! Next time we will walk farther down the trail past the tunnel. Tried to jump on the actual trail at one point- but the bridge was out. Picked up the trail in another location- was grassy but recently cut. Pretty and easy to hike. Definitely not for road bikes. Trail came out at School House road. Looking forward to future improvements!

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

Bridge Outage and Washout August 2020

August, 2020 by cincidave

This refers to a trip on August 8, 2020 that started from Gardner Athletic Field in Washington Court House and proceeded south-east along the Paint Creek Recreation Trail as far as was possible. About 24 miles south of Washington Court House, the southbound trail was partially blocked by a temporary fence. I walked around this fence and then rode over one bridge and then a second bridge. On the southeastern side of this second bridge the trail was blocked by a 4-foot high, padlocked fence. The lock was apparently installed to prevent northbound users from accessing the bridge I just crossed. Main point: the trail is closed for maintenance about 24 miles southeast of Washington Court House between Musselman and Anderson.

If you were starting in Chilicothe, you should be able to ride about 10 miles before you'd be forced to turn around.

Other than that, it was a beautiful day for bike ride. Much of the trail is shaded. While there are a few bumps on the paved trail due to root incursions, they are scattered over the length of the trail. The worst ones have been spray painted white to draw your attention. Although not crowded there were a few other riders, joggers and walkers enjoying the trail.

Athens-Belpre Rail Trail

parking hard to find- very overgrown

August, 2020 by betsy.baringer

We ended up not riding this trail, but had a nice drive along back roads along the river searching for parking. We stopped and walked part. Overgrown with grass. Would be more appropriate for a mountain bike.

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Garfield Park Reservation All Purpose Trail

Small but nice

August, 2020 by 1313misty

This is not really for people used to larger parks. It is nice, but more for locals than people traveling just for this.

Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail

Beautiful paved shaded trail

August, 2020 by msscarlet59

We drove 90 minutes from Pennsylvania to bike this trail and it was well worth the trip. Started in Lisbon and rode the whole way to Washingtonville and back. The trail is well maintained asphalt, mostly level and probably 75% shady, going through some lovely wooded areas. There is a little off- trail street section through the village of Leetonia, which is well marked, does include a few steeper sections, but very little car traffic. Several trailheads along the way included portajohns. Overall, a highly recommended trail.

West Branch Trail (OH)

A City Recreational Trail Linking to Parks, President McKinley Memorial and the Pro Football Hall of Fame

August, 2020 by orangedoug

I last rode the West Branch Trail back in April of 2017 before it was recognized and listed here at TrailLink. This rail trail travels from Canton, Ohio's Covered Bridge Park past the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the William McKinley Presidential Memorial until it ends by the softball/baseball fields in West Park at 9th Street SW. The two constants that exist as you travel this trail are the waters of the West Branch of Nimishillen Creek and the traffic noise of Interstate 77 which parallel this route.

Despite running along an Interstate Highway through a large city, the majority of this trail route runs through a series of parks which provide shade, low traffic, and wild life, particularly water fowl. Major points of interest are the Pro Football Hall of Fame & Museum and the William McKinley Presidential Library, Museum, and Gravesite. I enjoyed riding through Stadium, McKinley Memorial and Water Works Parks in particular. The trail surface for the most part is crushed limestone which is well packed. If you travel from the south the trail's stone surface changes to a concrete sidewalk at the intersection of Stadium Park Drive NW, Harrison Ave NW (which leads uphill to the Pro Football Hall of Fame) and Washington Blvd. NW. If you ride/walk north on this widened side walk you will pick up the northern portion of the trail when you cross Fulton Dr. NW. I point this out as there is no signage at this point indicating the sidewalk is actually part of the trail. Those that have traveled from Covered Bridge Park south will better understand that this is the connection to get back to their starting point.

The West Branch Trail is a pleasant trail that is worth checking out. I would like to see the leaders of both Canton and Stark County consider expanding the reach of the West Branch Trail so that it would connect to both the Pioneer Trail around the campus of Malone University, and the Hoover Park Connector Trail without subjecting riders to on-road connections. At that point Canton could say that it was truly creating a bicycle network worthy of their citizen's attention.

Middle Branch Trail

Part of a Community Trail Network

August, 2020 by orangedoug

This trail is primarily a commuter/recreational trail which is designed to connect residential areas with parks, the local high school -- Canton Glen Oak, the Marketplace at Washington Square shopping center, and Walsh University. This trail connects to the Hoover Park Connector Trail which gives the rider access to additional parks and North Canton Hoover High School.

The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone, with short sections paved with asphalt or with a chip and seal surface. I found the chipped and sealed surfaced somewhat hazardous particularly on the turns because there was a lot of loose stone in those turns. I found that surprising as the stone on that type of surface is imbedded and rolled in tar. Fortunately this surface was more of an exception rather than the rule for this trail. The trail has a few short climbs that exceed a 5% grade, but they should not prove much of a challenge for anyone who rides with some frequency.

While I would not characterize this trail as a destination trail for people outside of the area, I can see that this trail has great utility to the local residents who can utilize it to travel between popular community facilities.

Freedom Trail (OH)

Great trail

August, 2020 by yob_eidde_tl

This is a favorite route for my wife and I when we want an easy ride, especially if we bring along friends that do not do a lot of riding.

Because of all the streets the trail crosses, it presents a GREAT opportunity to teach & reinforce how to avoid dangers when crossing streets (almost every ride has me holding up our riding group as a vehicle runs a light/stop-sign/crosswalk, or turns right while driver is looking left).

A treat is to stop at El Tren Grill for lunch (access from trail, outdoor seating; restaurant with caboose & Pullman car). Just about 3.5 miles from trailhead makes for an easy ride back (which is good; they serve lots with each order).

We look forward to Phase 3 being completed into downtown Akron.

Berlin Lake Trail

We are really enjoyed our bike ride. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because on the offshoot paths where the fishing spots are, there's a lot of broken glass.

August, 2020 by taraclarkesmith

We are really enjoyed our bike ride. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because on the offshoot paths where the fishing spots are, there's a lot of broken glass.

Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail

One of the best biking trails in Ohio

August, 2020 by adhist

Back in 2004 my wife and I rode this trail. I remembered that we had trouble finding the trailhead at that time. Now, in 2020, my grandson and I went back and found a trailhead that did not even exist back then, in Washingtonville, just off Route 14 -- and Leetonia is only a couple of miles to the South, with another nice trailhead and parking area. We did the round trip to Lisbon and back. Lots of fun and lots of shade. I think maybe 80% of the trail is covered by trees. It is downhill from Washingtonville, so be ready for some uphill cycling from Lisbon back to Leetonia or Washingtonville. The 66-year-old grandpa and the 15-year-old grandson passed everyone going back up the hill! Anyway, lots of nice people and nice scenery. You can also rent a bicycle or a motorized cycle at the trailhead in Lisbon, if you decide to start there. I do wholeheartedly recommend this trail. About 25 miles round trip. One of the best biking trails in Ohio.

Kokosing Gap Trail

This was a great trail for a nice 26 mile ride. All paved and flat. If you want to see Ohio, this trail has it all - farms, river and bridges. The best part is if you want to go farther, you have more of the Ohio to Erie trail in both directions.

July, 2020 by adamjtesta

This was a great trail for a nice 26 mile ride. All paved and flat. If you want to see Ohio, this trail has it all - farms, river and bridges. The best part is if you want to go farther, you have more of the Ohio to Erie trail in both directions.

Jim Simmons Memorial Trail

Great Trail!

July, 2020 by aerkelens85

I have run this trail several times. It’s really nice, paved (although there are places you can run on gravelly path next to the river ¿¿). The disc golf course is also great!

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