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This is one of the best trails I have biked in Ohio. No kidding. It's got so much variation and surprise the entire route is interesting. The high point was stopping at the Kenyon College garden at the Brown Family Environmental Center. It's located just off the trail after passing Gambier going toward Mt. Vernon from Danville. The flower garden is quite stunning and I highly recommend spending some time there. If the 26 or so miles round trip is not quite enough, you can link to a couple of other trails in Mt. Vernon. Definitely worth the drive from Cleveland.
The trail is not hard to find. However, the parking is a little confusing because you have to drive on the trail for about 100 feet passing the “No Motor Vehicles” sign. The Parking area is neglected and overgrown with weeds. My suggestion is parking on nearby Main Street and making the short ride to the trail head.
The trail itself is in decent shape. A drawback to this trail is that the tree canopy drops a lot of debris onto the trail. You will have to keep one eye on the ground to avoid some of the larger sticks and twigs. The trees do make a nice shaded trail if you are riding in the heat. Like many of the previous reviewers the entire trail is along a chain link fence and takes away from the natural scenery.
We live just 1/2 mile south of the South Fork. I run the trail most every day. It's always in great shape. In winter the trail is cleared off before the roads are. Well maintained and popular trail. Just have to be careful crossing the roads. The trail crosses many busy roads so watch for traffic, especially crossing State Route 295 (both forks cross this road). Enjoy!
I love this trail it's all flat and a good challenge on my Strava.
Love ¿ to get out to ride it, great for a man of 62 to ride 30 to 40 miles on. Do wish several sections were taken care of better, needs overgrowth cleaned out, and sticks cleaned up after storms. Also need certain people to follow rules about no ear buds or headsets, how do you announce you are passing if they can hear.
First time on this trail, and it was sweet. Paved, wide, and mostly flat. This is a very easy trail. Follows the river and train tracks through mostly covered woodlands. Some industrial buildings here and there. A few road crossings that had little to no traffic were acceptable. My trip was about 14 round trip. There was a couple trail heads / parking areas that I passed. I like that I can get right into down town Kent as a destination. There's always something there that you can stop to check out while your rest your legs before heading back. Including Kent Cycle. I only wish there was a trail head at both endpoints, but I'm sure this trail will eventually expand. And I can't wait.
I'm new to cycling and desired a safe place to ride. Canal Towpath is close to me, so I went.
I've done two sections about 6-9 miles each (one way). First time I was going to start in Peninsula at Lock 29 Trail head. Parking was over crowded there on a Saturday near noon. Avoid Lock 29 as a starting point. Went just south to Deep Lock instead. From there I went about 6 miles southward to Botzam TH. On my second visit, I started at Botzam and went to Lock 3/Canal park Akron. Most of that ride was great. Good trail, nice views and surroundings. Friendly folks in minimal amounts. Saw deer, Geese, snakes, turtles, etc. Only a few street crossings. The not so great part was down near the Mustill Store. Trail had detoured me onto neighborhood roads and a very steep hill for a bit. Got past that, back onto a trail, to then be put back on the road in Downtown Akron. I didn't mind that so much, but had my girlfriend been with me, she would have refused. Arriving at Lock 3 was nice though. There was a Hamburger festival going on with live music and vendors. I stayed for a bit to enjoy, before returning back to Botzam. Overall great experiences on this trail, even with the slight issues around DT Akron and Mustill. I plan on returning to do other more lengthly stretches heading north from Boston soon. I'd like to figure out a way to do the whole thing next season if possible. I recommend this trail do to its over all length. Many places to jump on and do short tours. A couple Bike shops along the way, as well as a couple other points of interest. Restrooms every so often. The Bike Aboard system looks great too. Lots of good stuff about this trail. The good far outweigh any particular bad that you can run into.
Been riding this Trail every weekend from start to finish. a very easy relaxing ride. Me and my wife ride later in the day and light up the trail as the sun goes down. Hardly any bumps or hills.
We started at Oak Openings and rode east over US24, past the battlegrounds and on a ways before turning back and following the south fork to the end, then back past the parking area to the west ending point before returning to the Jeep just after dark. This trail says it closes at dark, a drawback for us as we would have put in a few more hours of riding if allowed, start early!
Mostly a smooth trail, some slightly washboard areas that were only minimally noticed, trail is in fairly good shape and a joy to ride!! We will return. The one real grip is all the stops every half to mile due to raod crossings, nothing major!
Definitely worth the 1-hour I drove to reach this trail. It's 8.52 miles round-trip, so I rode it twice on a recumbent trike & enjoyed it just as much the 2nd round. Depending on your bike, you might opt to walk it across the damaged section, which is ~100-yards long. There are numerous trails not open to bikes, but the scenery they offer is amazing. All trails are mostly shaded. Dogs are allowed on the paved trail but must be on a leash. Most of the unpaved trails I saw posted signs forbidding bikes & dogs. More info may be available on the website.
The campground restrooms at the Lake Park Complex are brand new, handicap accessible, and very clean. All vending machines in the complex have been removed.
Rode from one end to the other and back. Level and we paved. Fair amount of tree cover from the sun. Very few road crossings. Cool park at the northeastern end.
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