Buckeye Scenic Trail

Ohio

Buckeye Scenic Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Licking
Length: 5.5 miles
Trail end points: Hopewell Dr. near Industrial Pkwy. (Heath) and US 40 at Lakewood High School (east of Hebron)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7445460
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Buckeye Scenic Trail Description

The Buckeye Scenic Trail, a recent addition to the expanding Licking County trail system, stretches roughly 6 miles from the northern reaches of Heath to Lakewood High School on US 40. In the north, the paved trail passes commercial properties and Heath High School, while farther south trail users are treated to views of verdant Ohio farmland and well-kept homesteads.

At Irving Wick Drive, the rail-trail connects to the extensive Heath Trail System; head west to reach the city's municipal offices and pool complex.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking can be found at the south end of the Buckeye Scenic Trail at Lakewood High School (9331 Lancers Road, east of Hebron).

Buckeye Scenic Trail Reviews

This trail runs north-south, with more uphill grade heading south than north. The first couple of miles from the north run through rural suburban areas, then through farmland further south. Most of the trail is lined with bushes and trees, not much exposed out in the farmland area, so there is some natural blocking of easterly or westerly wind. Trail surface good, I was out on a very nice Sunday morning, passed 2 bikers, a jogger and a few dog-walkers. Light use.

Found this trail close to our new home. Rode from Lakewood High School to Heath in mid April. The trail is straight and well kept. This was a fast ride through farm land and some woods. We enjoyed this trail and plan to ride it often this summer. Needs signage on both ends as it is a little obscure and parking areas on both ends are at public lots (i.e. Lakewood High on south end).

Caught the Buckcreek from the Little Miami and the Simon Kenton trails lots of variety in scenery, good condition, lite to no traffic on the trail and very little at cross overs, don't miss the water reservoir, complements of the army core of engineers, and park with old homestead just to the left of the buck creek state park, now the wildlife update, tons of birds and ground creatures, few deer along the way, happened upon one coming around a curve she froze and then lept away when I was about 4 feet from her.....and ........2 young bucks standing in a glade up by the old homestead.....never seen male deer in the wild before...awesome and on my bike even better.....

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