Mahoning Valley Trail

Ohio

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Mahoning Valley Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Stark
Length: 4.5 miles
Trail end points: Deer Creek Rervoir (Price St.) and Gaskill Street
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10823003
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Mahoning Valley Trail Description

The 4.5-mile Mahonig Valley Trail snakes its way south from the Deer Creek Reservoir to the City of Alliance. The reservoir is a popular amenity for fishing, kayaking, canoeoing, bird-and wildlife watching, and acts as the northern trailhead for the MVT. The crushed limestone trail peels off from the parking lot, through the woods and along the water's edge, and across a bridge over a 260-ft bridge over the spillway to Greenbrower Road. Here trail users have to travel on-road for 0.83miles to Rockhill Avenue. The separated path begins again, criss-crossing Rockhill Avenue and cutting through hardwood forest. Trail users then use the underpass, a 100-foot boardwalk, to get safely across State Route 225 and the reach the trail's conclusion at Gatskill Drive. 

The trail may not be wheelchair accessible as there are slopes exceeding 5%. A pilot program that began in January 2019, allows use of Class 1 e-bikes on multi-use trails (asphalt and limestone surface). 

Parking and Trail Access

For an out-and-back trip, park your vehicle at Deer Creek Reservoir (14514 Price St NE, Alliance). The trail begins at the parking lot near the boat launch. 

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