Meredith State Road Trail


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Meredith State Road Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Delaware, Licking
Length: 5.4 miles
Trail end points: N County Line Rd/Hwy 51 (Centerburg) and Hartford Rd (Sunbury)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 10435771

Meredith State Road Trail Description

The Meredith State Road Trail is a part of the Ohio to Erie Trail in Centerburg, Ohio. From Meredith State Road in the city of Sunbury, the paved trail heads northeast on a wooded corridor towards the village of Centerburg. The trail connects to the next segments of the Ohio to Erie Trail—the Heart of Ohio Trail at its northern terminus and to the Sandel Legacy Trail at its southwest endpoint. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in a lot off N County Line Rd (Hwy 51) by the Newell Recreation Preserve (5875 Township Hwy 51, Centerburg, OH).

Meredith State Road Trail Reviews

Newell to Huffman Rd

This recently was extend north and connects to Heart of Ohio.

County Line Rd to Hartford Rd

This is 5.4 miles from Newell Park on County Line to Hartford Rd just east of Sunbury. You can get thru Sunbury and pickup Sandel Trail. Now, if they go north from Newell Park about a mile it will connect to Heart of Ohio.

Construction had begun on a section in northeast Sunbury

Construction has begun north from Hartford Road seemingly to connect to the southern most part of the Meredith State Road trail. The gaps are being filled in and this will be an awesome trail connecting Westerville and Columbus to Mt. Vernon and beyond when completed.

new section of trail complete

A new section of this trail was created probably last summer/fall. We rode this today and the new section is probably 2-3 miles. it runs south of Meredith State Rd alongside US 36/Rt 3 crossing over 605 and stopping just about halfway between North Condit and Sunbury. Also, at the northern terminus it looked like some clearing was underway to connect it to the heart of ohio trail, but thats just a guess. Anyway, its real flat and mostly tree covered with a nice little ravine at one point. Good stuff


An Isolated Trail Awaiting to be Connected to Others

The Meredith State Road Trail is a new, isolated section of the Ohio to Erie Trail (OTET). At present it does not have a trailhead or any parking along its length. On my recent southbound ride on the Ohio to Erie Trail, I had to road ride for several miles from the end of the Heart of Ohio Trail in order to connect to and ride this trail. Because the trail is new and is not directly connected to any other part of the OTET route, the trail signs posted on the trail do not indicate the milage to other destinations on the Ohio to Erie Trail. This is a nice, flat, smooth trail that will be a great trail addition to the Ohio to Erie Trail when it is connected to other nearby trails. This 1.5 mile trail will help to close the current on-road gap between trails in the area north of Columbus, Ohio.

Nice, but short unconnected trail

I've rode it 3-4 times. It is a nice in the woods for most of it. The drawback is that it is not connected on either end with any other trails or parking. I understand that someday soon, the HOOT will link to it from the north. That would be great!

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