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Chippewa Inlet Trail

3.95 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Chippewa Rail-Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway

17 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Darby Creek Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Gravel

Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail

2.36 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

Fairfax Bike Trail

0.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

8.5 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Greenville Creek Trail

0.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Headwaters Trail

8 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Heritage Trail (OH)

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

Lester Rail Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lima Rotary Riverwalk

13.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lunken Airport Bike Path

5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

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

Mohican Valley Trail

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Muskingum Recreational Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast

Nickelplate Trail (OH)

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

22.2 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Old Town Creek Trail

1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Olde Muskingum Trail

6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Steel Mill Trail

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Towpath Trail

9.1 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Wabash Cannonball Trail

63 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Wellston Bike Path

1.78 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Zeisberger Trail

0.66 mi
State: OH
Woodchips

Zoar Valley Trail

20.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Chippewa Inlet Trail runs for nearly 4 miles between Lafayette Road/State Route 42 and the Chippewa Nature Area. The trail traverses an open, pastoral landscape along the Chippewa Inlet, which provides ...
OH 3.95 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Chippewa Rail Trail runs for 2.4 miles between Chippewa Road (SR 50) in Chippewa Lake to suburban Wycliffe Drive southwest of Medina (Lafayette Township). The trail is mostly rural in feel, passing ...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway extends 17 miles along the city's Lake Erie shoreline, between the suburbs of Euclid and Lakewood. The bikeway has on-road sections, and the route is signed. The bikeway ...
OH 17 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 miles ...
OH 7.8 mi Gravel
The Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail circles International Park along the east bank of the Maumee River in East Toledo. The trail runs between the Main Street bridge and Navarre Avenue, where it loops ...
OH 2.36 mi Asphalt
The Fairfax Trail is just 0.8 mile long and parallels the north side of Murray Avenue between Settle Street in Mariemont and La Crosse Avenue in Madisonville. There are plans to link the Fairfax Trail ...
OH 0.8 mi Asphalt
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 and ...
OH 8.5 mi Crushed Stone
Accordion
The Greenville Creek Trail is a nice, albeit short, retreat through suburban Greenville. The paved path follows its namesake creek, passing under streets and linking neighborhood parks with downtown. The ...
OH 0.5 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 of ...
OH 8 mi Crushed Stone
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 the ...
OH 17.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips
The Lester Rail Trail in Ohio's Medina County runs 3 miles between Abbeyville Road and Lester Road in York Township. The trail passes through bucolic farmland with scattered remnants of prairie, where ...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Lima Rotary Riverwalk trail follows the southeast bank of the meandering Ottowa River between Heritage Park southwest of Lima and Schoonover Park northeast of city center. At its north end, the scenic ...
OH 13.3 mi Asphalt
The Lunken Airport Bike Path offers a 5-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport. Much of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from flooding of the Little Miami River. ...
OH 5 mi Asphalt
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 of ...
OH 36.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Mohican Valley Trail runs for nearly 5 miles along an abandoned 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 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 formations, ...
OH 4.5 mi Asphalt, Ballast
Ohio's Nickel Plate Trail runs for 2.5 miles from 5th Street near Ravenna Avenue (Metzger Park) to Swallen Avenue south of town. The wooded corridor follow an old railroad right-of-way through parks, suburban ...
OH 2.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The North Coast Inland Trail through Huron County is just one segment of a system of trails in the North Coast Inland chain. Other segments include Lorain County, Sandusky/Ottawa counties and the Wabash ...
OH 22.2 mi Crushed Stone
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 Aqueduct ...
OH 1 mi Asphalt, 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 Steel Mill Trail is a 2-mile continuation of the Bridgeway Trail, which lies within the Black River Reservation, a scenic wooded park in Lorain. The Steel Mill Trail picks up at the north end of the ...
OH 2 mi Asphalt
For much of its 9-mile length, the Towpath Trail traces the scenic Maumee River, paralleling US 24 (at some distance), on the southwestern outskirts of Toledo. It traverses three parks as it follows the ...
OH 9.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Wabash Cannonball Trail in northwest Ohio is actually two trails in one: the north fork runs east–west for 46 miles and the south fork makes up the balance of this 63-mile trail. The trails converge ...
OH 63 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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 pleasant ...
OH 1.78 mi Asphalt
Zeisberger Trail and Parks group (ZTAP) is working to connect the village of Tuscarawas (Tusky) to the surrounding communities and larger regional and state recreational trails. ZTAP has already developed ...
OH 0.66 mi Woodchips
The Zoar Valley Trail winds along the Tuscarawas River for 20 miles between the village of Schoenbrunn in the south and Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar in the north. The path is mixture of rolling ...
OH 20.1 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

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Recent Trail Reviews

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

May 20, 2017

May, 2017 by marie66

We have ridden all the sections before but decided to ride it end-to-end and make a century ride out of it.

We parked a vehicle at Ft. Laurens near Bolivar and a friend drove us up to Lock 39 trailhead off Rockside Road in Independence. From there we rode north to the end of the path at Harvard Road. The route continues north with short sections of bike path intermixed with city streets but we opted to stay off the streets. Turning and heading south the bike path is paved for 6 miles until it enters the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

A couple of recent developments: The section in Akron between memorial park and Mustill Store is closed for construction of the Interceptor Tunnel (a MASSIVE sewer project). The detour is well marked but it goes up a very steep (but short) hill from N-S.

Between Exchange and Cedar in downtown Akron the path is open even though there is a signed detour but it is one lane so ride slow.

There is a new section of path to get off SR212 coming into Bolivar. You have to ride about 0.3 miles on SR212 from McConnel trailhead to reach the new path at the ballfields.

From Ft. Laurens down to SR800 the path is well graded with a fine crushed stone surface. It is narrow in many places - ranging from 3-5' wide. I would recommend riding the old bridge over the Tuscarawas River to Zoar Village (about 0.6 miles each way. Its a historic distric that was a communal village in the 1800's with many original structures.

At SR800 it is possible to pick up the Zoar Valley Trail to continue to Dover/New Philadelphia. There are bike lanes on either sides with crossing flashers which were recently installed. The Zoar Valley Trail is about 0.3 miles east of the OETP. However the trail is a loose river gravel surface better suited to hiking or mountain biking. We decided to ride a few hundred yards on this trail and turn around at the Zoarsville Station Bridge and return to our car at Ft. Laurens instead of struggling on to the Dover Dam.

A couple of other interesting things - There are lots of places to eat and more importantly get ice cream along the trail. The fruit sundae at Szalays Farm Market on Bolanz Road is my favorite. Plus several bike shops. The visitor centers and gift shops of the Cuyahoga Valley NP give you a chance to stretch your legs. I always lock my bike when its out of sight so I make it a habit to always take my lock.

This trail also passes Wastewater Treatment plants in Cleveland, Akron, Barberton, and Massillon so thats just one more bonus.

Wildlife is plentiful depending on the season. Bald Eagles, deer, turtles (sliders and snappers), woodchucks, otters, mink, beaver Canada Geese (with their fuzzlings this time of spring), ducks, great blue herons (who have a rookery off Bath Road). A few years ago semi-professional Bigfoot Hunters were setting wildlife cameras for Grassman - Ohios variation so you may get lucky with a Bigfoot spotting.

Check into the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RR which offers a Bike Aboard service to let you and your bike ride one way for a few dollars.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Disappointing

May, 2017 by hile

We rode this trail because of all the 5 star reviews. Our experience was definitely different. The trail is flat, boring, and exceedingly overgrown, and, there are too few comfort stations. The only bright spots were the towns along the trail and some of the eating and drinking establishments in these towns. We will not return.

Conotton Creek Trail

Beautiful scenery, bumpy trail surface.

May, 2017 by kennkiser

Rode this trail for the 1st time today on my recumbent trike. Of the 15 or so paved trails I've ridden in Ohio, this trail is by far the bumpiest, but not bad enough to keep me from returning. Of course, my trike has small, high-pressure tires and no suspension, which enhances bumpiness. The trail offers gorgeous scenery, 4 covered bridges, lots of rest spots, and several port-a-pottys along the way. I saw more than a dozen different kinds of birds and a fox ran across the trail about 20 feet ahead of me.

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Olentangy Trail

Great Ride

April, 2017 by prhelt

The trail could use a little better marking. I never missed a turn by much, but I did miss several as you could not always tell which way to go at a fork. Pretty level and we'll paved. I rode the north and south sections in one ride. I usually don't like to go on a road, but the short road section had no cars in it.

Hockhocking Adena Bikeway

Well worth riding

April, 2017 by bruceamiller@comcast.net

In April 2017 a friend and I rode the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway from west of Athens to Nelsonville (about 12 miles each way). The trail is paved and generally good (occasional bumps from roots). Route is shaded and follows the Hocking River with mile markers every half mile. Bluebells and trillium were putting on a show - thanks to the folks who planted them! At Nelsonville the trail peters out - would be nice to have directional sign to Fullbrook Cafe or other eateries. Bring hydration as nowhere to stop in between towns.

Great Miami River Trail

Tale of two trails

April, 2017 by jmk355

I rode only the northern end (Huber Heights to Piqua and back approx. 60 mi) and found it to be quite scenic and interesting ride. Surface generally in good shape and smooth. The southern portion of my trip, especially in Montgomery county was well signed and easy to follow where the trail diverts and how far to the next notable trailheads. The middle section (especially around Troy) was very poorly signed and more than once did I need to double back to find where the trail continued. The trail is marked every 1/4 mile, so in theory if you go on too far without the next mileage mark, you should wonder if you strayed, but that's not a reliable system. I particularly note the lack of signage at the Eldean covered bridge about the trail crossing the street and going behind a baseball diamond as an example. Signage picked up somewhat around Piqua.
The loop around Piqua made the perfect turning spot and provided many interesting sights throughout town.

Prairie Grass Trail

Green Acres

April, 2017 by jmk355

Rode it in its entirety today before too many trees have many leaves. Surface is in good/great shape, especially notable in Madison County (north). A cross wind was very noticeable both directions as there is very little to stop a breeze. Also very little to shade the trail and an early case of sunburned arms as a result. Few rest areas and water/bathroom stops --only in London, S. Charleston, Cedarville and Xenia, so be well stocked.

T. J. Evans Trail

needs maintenance.

April, 2017 by jvanburen_tl

This is a very straight trail with a deceiving incline heading north. The bad part is on a road bike it will beat you up. Lots of roots, potholes and grade variances

Great Miami River Trail

First sentence is wrong

April, 2017 by daytoncapri

No, the Great Miami River Trail DOES NOT run from Piqua all the way south to Fairfield.

It comes to a dead halt at Middletown, and then picks up again in Hamilton, going south. That's a major gap, with no clear, safe way to bridge it.

It's a fine trail. I've ridden it often. It's particularly pretty along the river from north of Dayton to south of Piqua.

Marion Tallgrass Trail

WCI Biking Division Honorable Mention

April, 2017 by wci biking division

Road this trail today. We will be back in the fall. This trail is now 11 miles long. This is a very well maintained trail. The trail is nice and wide. The WCI Biking Division has voted to put this on our honorable mention northern Ohio Rail Trail list. It was interesting to watch a controlled burn of the Brambles to the north. Luckily the wind blew the smoke away from the trail. WCI co-founder Rod was very impressed with the farmlands.

Rocky River Reservation All Purpose Trail

Not for inline skaters

April, 2017 by beth8

The condition of this trail is pretty bad for inline skaters. I've been hoping for years that they would repave it. There is a hill where a part of the path is actually sunken in/missing, totally dangerous. Yes, it is a beautiful path for biking, running and walking, but not for inline skating.

Blackhand Gorge Trail

Great Beginner/Kid Friendly Trail

April, 2017 by garybrandy

Very gradual elevations both directions, great scenery, well kept trail. Highly recommend.

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