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Length
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Athens-Belpre Rail Trail

8.6 mi
State: OH
Ballast, Dirt, Grass

Chippewa Inlet Trail

3.95 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Chippewa Rail-Trail

2.4 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

Fairfax Bike Trail

1.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail

11.34 mi
State: OH
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

Heritage Trail (OH)

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

Hoover Park Connector Trail

5.34 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

Nickel Plate Trail (OH)

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

North Coast Inland Trail (Huron County)

15.6 mi
State: OH
Crushed Stone

Old Town Creek Trail

1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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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

62.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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
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 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
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 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 1.5 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...
OH 11.34 mi Crushed Stone
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 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
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
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
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 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...
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 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
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 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 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
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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...
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...
OH 9.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 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
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 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

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.

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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!

Western Reserve Greenway

Great bike trail. The details here as well as the brochure map state there are restrooms at the Sunside Trailhead. I pass through there every other day and have never seen restrooms. Did the remove them?

July, 2020 by tifakelly

Great bike trail. The details here as well as the brochure map state there are restrooms at the Sunside Trailhead. I pass through there every other day and have never seen restrooms. Did the remove them?

Olentangy Trail

too crowded

July, 2020 by yu7fgpdi4v

3 stars because although it’s a nice, scenic trail for the most part, it tends to get wwwwayyy too crowded to bike with plenty of SMDAs (slow moving dumb @sses).

Simon Kenton Trail

Simon Kenton Trail

July, 2020 by dlcross

Bellefontaine-Urbana Completed this portion with my daughter. The tar and chip was much nicer than I expected. (Fine chip and well compacted). Only bad part was a stretch with deer flies.

Iron Horse Trail (OH)

I love this trail...

July, 2020 by youragentjohnclark

I ride this trail EVERY morning from the Hempstead Station entrance to the trails end about .66 miles south of Whipp Rd.... and then back! It's a great workout that's safe and clean!! Love it!!!

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