Pickaway Trail


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Pickaway Trail Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Pickaway
Length: 2.5 miles
Trail end points: Canal Rd. (Circleville) and Sisk Rd. (Westfall)
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6562659

Pickaway Trail Description

The Pickaway Trail is a developing rail-trail that begins in Circleville, located less than an hour's drive south of Columbus. Currently, the trail spans 2.5 miles along the former Cincinnati-Muskingum Railroad line and is in a primitive condition, providing a tranquil experience with views of woodlands and central Ohio farm country.

Future plans call for it to stretch 12 miles west to New Holland.

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Pickaway Trail Reviews

nice trail for a short ride

My son and I rode our bikes on this trail and found it to be a fun, short morning ride. Some of the trail has shade, some passes through cornfields and it’s sunny. Some is gravel, other portions are grassy and a bit bumpy, but still passable on bike. We took the trail just past 104 where it became too grassy and itchy for our legs. We talked to a worker at the canal park who said they were taking bids for paving the trail from the parking lot to 104. That will make it much nicer for biking.

Pickaway Trail

There is parking at Canal Park where a person could take the "Tow Path" Trail. It joins with the Pickaway Trail. The trail is very primitive at this point but once improvements are made, it will be a nice trail. About one mile of the trail is on a gravel road that travels through farm fields. There is also an old cemetery along the gravel road/trail. The cemetery is from the late 1700s to mid-1800s. There are some newer interments in the cemetery also. The trail continues onto a portion where there is a former railroad. There are remnants of old railroad ties along the trail also. It also joins up with another trail that travels along Calamus Swamp. The trail does have taller grass so dress accordingly Overall, inrate it as a three due to being able to see the potential of the trail. Once improvements are made, this trail could very easily move up in ratings.

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