Ohio to Erie Trail


The Ohio to Erie Trail and connecting roads are mapped using GPS data. The trail and connecting roads are color coded so you will know the surface of the route. Also, listed below are websites with additional information about the network of trails forming the Ohio to Erie Trail.

As work is completed on individual projects, we will keep this post updated.  The names of the trail segments followed by the Ohio to Erie Trail include: Ohio River Trail, Little Miami Scenic Trail, Prairie Grass Trail, Roberts Pass, Camp Chase Trail, Scioto Trail, Olentangy Trail, Westerville Bike and Walk Route, Genoa Trail, Hoover Scenic Trail, Heart of Ohio Trail, Kokosing Gap Trail, Mohican Valley Trail, Holmes County Trail, Sippo Valley Trail and the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath.
Completed Segments:  Little Miami Scenic Trail, Prairie Grass Trail, Roberts Pass, Scioto Greenway Trail, Olentangy Trail, Westerville Bike and Walk Route, Kokosing Gap Trail
A one mile portion of the Trail is now open along the Ohio River in Independence Park; There is a trailhead with parking at Avoca Park, and this is an end point of the trail.

East of London to Columbus
The Camp Chase Trail is 65% done and includes 9.5 miles in Madison County and Franklin County, it is completed through Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and on to Galloway Road. From Galloway Road follow the road route. Galloway Rd (N) - Hall Rd (E) - Norton Rd (N) - W.Broad St (E) - Westgate Blvd (N) - Steele Ave Bicycle Blvd (E) - Eureka Ave (N)  to Valleyview/Harper (E).  Cross McKinley Ave enter the Scioto Greenway trail via the Hilltop Connector Bridge, at the end of the connector bridge turn Left at the fork to follow the Scioto Greenway Trail toward downtown where you connect to the Northbound Olentangy Trail at the Confluence (The Boathouse). 

Columbus to Westerville
From downtown Columbus to Westerville the trail follows the Olentangy River bike path.  The Olentangy Trail is open with periodic, partial closures for maintenance work.  Exit the Olentangy trail in Worthington at Dublin-Granville Road, take the access Road East to Evening Street (N) to North Street (E) (jogs left) to Proprietors Rd (N) to Schrock (E) to Charring Cross Dr where the Ohio to Erie Trail goes NE on the Westerville BW trail.  There are two routes through Westerville. The Alum Creek route is along Alum Creek, Main Street, Cleveland Avenue, and Polaris Parkway (becomes Maxtown Road). The Westerville downtown route follows the rail corridor that runs through the center of Westerville. Both routes link at Alum Creek and Schrock Road on the south and at Maxtown Road across from Home Depot on the north.  The NE end of this trail is at Wiese Road at Old 3C in Galena.
Killbuck (Holmes County) to Millersburg
Five miles of trail were constructed between Killbuck and Millersburg and opened in December 2007.

Downtown Akron
A bridge over Route 59 was opened in August of 2008, and work continues on the dowtown trail.  The street route through Akron is very dangerous so be careful. Notice that the route is one way north and south.


A wonderful resource is this detailed description of the trail by Carol and Guy Cocchiarale on their igotabike blog (May, June 2012)

Additional Websites

Little Miami: www.miamivalleytrails.org
Camp Chase Trail:
Central Ohio:
Delaware County:
Ohio and Erie Canalway:
Madison County:
Millersburg/Holmes County:
Mt. Vernon/Knox County:
Wayne County 


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Phone: 614-918-3636

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