Nickel Plate Trail (OH)


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Nickel Plate Trail (OH) Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Stark
Length: 2.5 miles
Trail end points: 5th St. at Ravenna Ave. and South of Georgetown Road (Louisville)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016817
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Nickel Plate Trail (OH) Description

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 through suburban back yards, wetlands and cultivated fields. The trail also passes by Mary C. Metzger Park, which has additional biking and walking paths, as well as children's play area, picnic facilities and soccer fields.

Parking and Trail Access

Toward the southern end, park at the end of McKimm Avenue where it meets Pinevale Ave. At the north end, park at Metzger Park (5th St. at Ravenna Ave.). You can also access the trail from Louisville Middle School.

Nickel Plate Trail (OH) Reviews

This is a short (2.5 miles) neighborhood recreation trail that was created from a former rail line. Whether there is room for expansion in the future is unknown, but as an outside observer, I view it as doubtful as the trail endings occur where the former rail corridor enters into private lands. Signs at the southern end of the trail mention you are entering private land. The highlight of this trail is its connection to Mary C. Metzger Park.

this is a beautiful trail. great trail for a warm up ride or to introduce children to riding on trails as most of it is paved and a short section is crushed limestone. the trail is also connected to beautiful Metzger park. I can not wait till stark parks completes this trail to Minerva as this will be such a beautiful ride. Louisville has a wonderful restaurant to called Grinders. great food and the prices are great too.

This is a very short, flat trail that passes from farm land into the community of Louisville. Although it is listed as paved, a small portion south of the parking lot just off Georgetown Road is crushed stone. This would be a good trail to introduce children to recreational trail bike riding because of the short distance. However, this trail doesn't really offer a challenge for those that are looking for hilly terrain or longer distances.

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