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Length
Surfaces
Type

Buckhorn Creek Trail

4 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Chippewa Inlet Trail

3.95 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

Lima Rotary Riverwalk

13.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Mohican Valley Trail

4.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Nickel Plate Trail (OH)

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Olde Muskingum Trail

6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Towpath Trail

9.1 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Wabash Cannonball Trail

62.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone

Chippewa Rail-Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Darby Creek Trail (OH)

7.8 mi
State: OH
Gravel

Dr. Richard D. Ruppert Rotary Trail

2.36 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

11.34 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Hoover Park Connector Trail

5.34 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lester Rail Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lunken Airport Trail

4.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

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

Muskingum Recreational Trail

4.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast
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North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

28.45 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Old Town Creek Trail

1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Wellston Bike Path

1.78 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Zoar Valley Trail

20.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Athens-Belpre Rail Trail

8.6 mi
State: OH
Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Heritage Trail (OH)

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

Zeisberger Trail

0.66 mi
State: OH
Woodchips

Fairfax Bike Trail

1.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Washington Reservation All Purpose Trail

2.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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...
OH 3.95 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 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...
OH 13.3 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
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
Closure Notice: The pedestrian bridge over the West Branch of the Black River, near the Western Falls and the southwest end of Cascade Park, is closed due to disrepair. Follow the alternative route...
OH 30.7 mi Asphalt
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
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...
OH 9.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
Overview The Wabash Cannonball Trail is a 66-mile multiuse trail in northwest Ohio. Running along a former railroad, the rail-trail surface is a mix of paved asphalt and hard packed cinder...
OH 62.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, 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,...
OH 2.4 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 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...
OH 2.36 mi Asphalt
The Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail follows an old railroad right-of-way between Bidwell and Gallipolis. As of 2023, there are two open sections of the rail-trail totaling a little more than 11...
OH 11.34 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 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
Overview The Lunken Airport Trail offers a 4.9-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport.  About the Route Most of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from...
OH 4.9 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...
OH 36.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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
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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 28.45 mi Asphalt, 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...
OH 1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
OH 1.78 mi Asphalt
The Zoar Valley Trail winds along the Tuscarawas River between Fort Laurens State Memorial in Bolivar and slightly northeast of Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia. The path offers a mixture of...
OH 20.1 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Grass
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
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
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...
OH 0.66 mi Woodchips
The Fairfax Trail is 1.5 miles long and parallels the north side of Murray Ave, between Settle Street and Red Bank Road. The Murray Road portion overlaps with the Murray Road Hike/ Bike Trail. There...
OH 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Washington Reservation All Purpose Trail connects the Arborview Picnic Area in the Washington Reservation and the Settlers Bluff Picnic Area in the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. There is...
OH 2.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Great Miami River Trail

Pavement Cracks

June, 2024 by mr.dave witt

Been riding this trail for decades and have noticed that sections between Franklin and Dayton have pavement cracks every 30-50 ft that are 2-4 inches in width. It looks like at in the past they were filled in with asphalt, now the asphalt has sunk down in. Yesterday was a jarring and unsettling ride, probably will start in downtown Dayton and ride north until they fix these cracks.

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.

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.

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Conotton Creek Trail

One of the best trails

June, 2024 by khswy7bn2p

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a ride and the Conotton Trail was incredibly well maintained. We started at the Bowerston entrance and went the full length into Jewett, and back again. The trail was smooth, well maintained, with 5 quaint covered bridges, flower boxes along the way, plenty of resting spots if needed, lots of wildlife (bunnies, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, a large variety of birds). A pit stop at the ice cream shop in Scio for a cone was a sweet treat. If you watch the trees at the beginning of the trail, there are some miniature decorated bird houses in the trees. Great ride!

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

June, 2024 by charlesgagel

Left Xenia Station and headed to this trail (Ohio Trail #4). Directions to the trail not obvious from the station. Had to go about 1+ blocks on Washington St. to enter. Once on the trail, it was smooth, brand new asphalt. Nice canopy of trees and lots of farmland to view heading to Jamestown. As of today, could only ride to Stringtown Rd. as they are laying new pavement east of there. Will be a great ride once finished.

Brookside Reservation All Purpose Trail

Provides Access to Athletic Fields and the Cleveland Zoo

June, 2024 by orangedoug

Brookside Reservation is a Cleveland Metropark that contains a number of athletic fields and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. TrailLink.com lists the length of the Brookside Reservation All-Purpose Trail as 2.3 miles in length but I rode almost 9 miles that included out and backs on several spurs that connect to local Cleveland, Ohio neighborhoods of Brookside, Old Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Center. I was baffled by a previous review of this trail that stated "small elevation gains." There are several taxing climbs on this trail as the zoo and the park itself are located at the bottom of the narrow Big Creek Valley. When I rode this trail I parked at the baseball fields found at the Jim Thome All-Star Complex in the center of the park. This area of the park is in the Big Creek Valley. The surrounding neighborhoods are located atop of the valley walls so almost any direction you ride on this trail involves climbing. I rode west out of the Jim Thome Complex toward the park’s Ridge Road entrance. This part of the trail parallels the park’s main road, John Nagy Blvd. About halfway to the Ridge Road entrance the trail splits and you get the option to climb out of the valley and up to the residences of Cleveland’s Brookside neighborhood. This is the most manageable climb out of the valley the park has. The climbs along Wildlife Way near the zoo and the climb up to Denison Avenue from the historic Brookside Stadium site are more difficult. Kids definitely would be walking their bikes up these climbs.

Most of the trail in the valley is wide open with very little shade because of the athletic fields and parking lots located there. The prettiest part of the trail is along Park Drive; it is tree covered and includes an overlook loop that offers views of the baseball fields. Take advantage of the crossing over the Fulton Road Bridge which provides views of the Cleveland Zoo’s Tiger Passage and Wolf Lodge areas. The trail while it provides access to the zoo does not actually pass through the zoo.

Brighton Park All Purpose Trail

A Key Link Between the Cleveland Zoo and the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

June, 2024 by orangedoug

The Brighton Park All-Purpose Trail is the middle section of a route that provides a connection between the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo found in the Cleveland Metropark's Brookside Reservation. It is a short, .4 mile trail that runs through a 25 acre park that once was a construction and industrial dump site. The Western Reserve Land Conservancy acquired the property in 2015 and the site remediation was completed by 2017. In 2021 ecological restoration and park improvements, including a new all purpose trail and natural surface trails, was completed by the Cleveland Metroparks and conservation-minded community members. The western end of the trail connects to the Brookside Reservation All-Purpose Trail which is located at the Zoo’s entrance located across Pearl Road. On the eastern end, some on-street riding on low-trafficked residential streets is needed to reach Harmody Park. In Harmody Park, you can connect to the Treadway Creek Trail which drops into the Cuyahoga River Valley and an additional connection to the cross-state Ohio to Erie Trail (Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail section).

The Brighton Park All-Purpose Trail is in excellent condition owing to its recent construction. It is a very flat trail in contrast to the two trails located at either of its ends. The prairie grass-covered park itself stands atop of the valley wall of the Big Creek Valley. It includes an overlook that looks down upon Big Creek and also allows some views of the industrial mills located in the Cuyahoga River Valley. My one complaint with this trail is that the Cleveland Metroparks has not yet added signs for the on-street route required to connect to the Treadway Creek Trail in nearby Harmody Park.

Wabash Cannonball Trail

Long Rides

June, 2024 by drrsg8g8fg

I live close to Fallen Timbers and pick up both the north and south paths often and I have road the whole south trail a couple times. I ride both a full suspension and no suspension mountain bikes from the early 2000s. Either is adequate for the parts of the trail I’ve road on. I find the trail beautiful. I’d like to make it out to Montpelier but have only made it just past the detour between Delta and Wauseon. The posted detour has you going about 4-5 miles on county roads. This is very dangerous. I would not recommend as the traffic is very fast and if cars come from both directions you have to get off and the off often ends up in a ditch and not easy. I’ve found it better to just continue on the path and avoid the detour. But this places you along the railroad tracks and it’s very difficult to ride. They are active tracks also and trains will come by. Riding on the trail though the detour is possible but rough and the part that goes over the tracks and along them is not marked well. It took some exploring to figure it out. I can’t speak for the trail after wauseon to Montpelier as I haven’t made it that far but the parts I’ve road are a great path for all day riding. You will have to cross streets along the way so you will have starting stopping.

Treadway Creek Trail

A Nice Descent Into the Cuyahoga Valley

June, 2024 by orangedoug

The Treadway Creek Trail is the easternmost of a series of short trails that connect the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. You must ride about a quarter of a mile south on Jennings Road from the Towpath (at the corner of Jennings Rd & Harvard Ave.) to reach the trail's start on Crestline Ave. From there you will climb about 80 feet in elevation over the next half mile to the trail's end in Harmody Park. As mentioned by another TrailLink reviewer, at some point, "Kids will likely walk bikes up."

This is a nice little trail. It runs up a ravine to reach the top of the valley wall. The trail is shaded and lush with foliage. So much so, that you are completely unaware of the homes that surround the upper half of the trail until you actually reach Harmody Park. My biggest complaint is that the on-street connection needed to reach the Brighton Park All-Purpose Trail and the way to the Cleveland Metropark Zoo is not marked with signs. If I had not had the TrailLink app I would not have been able to figure out how to find my way to the zoo.

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.

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

Peaceful, scenic trail

June, 2024 by tinamargo

We rode this trail for the second time on a perfect day in May. In summer 2022 it really had been “the trail to nowhere” so we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the trail has been extended by about 3 miles, taking you under I-71 to the village of Octa, where we found a picnic shelter and portalets (note: no running water). It was the middle of a weekday and we encountered only 8 other cyclists in total on the route out from Xenia and back.

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

New Brewery on trail

June, 2024 by jaozzie

Austin Mill Brewing Co now open on Paint Creek Trail just north of Frankfort.

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