Some of Ohio's Railtrails
March 2007. These three trails make up an 11 mile triangle loop in Piqua, OH, 30 miles north of Dayton. The Linear Park section goes East-West 5.5 miles; 2.3 miles into Downtown, and another 3.2 miles, past French Park and the Hydraulic Canal Path, to its
This is commonly called the River Corridor Bikeway; 22.6 miles in length. It is not a rail-trail, but an inner city bikeway along a waterway. I first rode this in 2000 and was pleasantly surprised. It has hardly any elevation changes, and very few rout
This segment extends the Southern end 2.7 miles from Milford through Terrace Park almost to Newtown. It was dedicated on June 10, 2006, and is another link in the planned Ohio to Erie Trail. The State of Ohio bought this right-of-way in 1979, but the Vil
This is probably an example of how not to route a rail-trail through a city. Its 18 miles in length, that is if you can stay on the route. The South and North sections are okay, but the rest has endless route turns on city streets and too much traffic to
This rail trail is a good example of how a community can come together for the common good of everyone. Eventually, this section will be 29 miles long, and one link in the Ohio River to Lake Erie Trail. So far, there are 10.1 miles paved, and 12.2 miles o
This is a nice 18 mile, East-West trail from Butler to Mansfield, OH. There is plenty of parking at three places: the West end at Mansfield, the midpoint at Lexington, OH, and the East end at Butler. The last time I looked at their web site, there is a po
I measured 14.7 miles from Springfield to Urbana, OH. Phase I, II, and III are complete. On that flat terrain with only corn and soybean fields, the trail looks like it goes on to infinity, but it's only a few miles.
16.4 miles from Athens to Nelsonville, OH. Contrary to the "bikeway" name, this is a true rail trail, and a nice one, too. That scene along Ohio University looks like a picture postcard. Athens is about 3 hours east of Cincinnati on OH 32/The Ja
This top level album contains several albums of RT's in Ohio. Many thanks to Alan Bell for sending in the photographs. Includes the Great Miami River Trail (Dayton), Holmes County Trail, Little Miami Scenic Trail-Terrace Park (Milford), Olentangy/Lower Scioto Trail (Columbus), Piqua city RT, Richland B & O, Simon Kenton Trail. Many of the trails are beginning segments of the larger Ohio to Erie Trail.