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Explore the best rated trails in Columbus, OH. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Hoover Scenic Trail and Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail . With more than 49 trails covering 4520 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
The trail path that you access from Academy Park is NOT a bike path…scenic? Sure! Bring your bike? Don’t waste your time…
This is my favorite and go-to bike trail in Columbus. Not too busy, numerous curves, varied scenery, numerous bridges, connects to Blacklick trail, goes by Easton and Franklin Park Conservatory areas, good mix of mostly shade and some open sun sections, it has a little bit of everything for a city bike trail that doesn't feel like you're in a big city.
The trail is lacking in signage, has a sizable detour, goes over a number of road areas that are not true trail paths, is very bumpy with poorly maintained asphalt, and has steep hills to go under bridges. One of the poorest trails I've ridden. Not worth the trip...
Greatest place ever is Loveland Ohio to launch this trail. Just go and enjoy.
Nice mix of rural, suburban and city riding. Wide asphalt and lots of leafy cover. Nice bike lane in Xenia and good ice cream in Spring Valley. However, there are dozens of road crossings both city and rural where cross traffic does not stop or yield. The street/ road crossings are also very rough and you'll be on the brakes often.
Not too bad for being down town Columbus. A few spots were we saw some homeless folks. But no one gave any troubles.
Really enjoyed this trail nice and shaded by trees and really peaceful. Everyone were very freindly.
This is a nice enough trail but it’s way too short. It’s kind of sad because it has so much potential. There’s a whole section at the end that’s completely unkept & unridable and it just ends up ending in someone’s driveway. If they could tie this trail into the round town trail then it would really be something special. While they’re at it… Why not extend it all the way down to the paint creek trail. That would be sweeet!
This is a nice enough trail but it’s way too short. I supplemented it by riding around in Circleville. If they could find a way to tie it in to the Pickaway trail, they would really have something special.
This is a fantastic trail with lots of various sites to see. It’s very well kept, and I loved all the big wooden Bridges along the route. It ties into other trails in the Columbus area so there is much to explore on it. This trail is only 40 minutes from my house so I know I will be riding it a lot. Highly recommended.
I rode thirty-three and three quarter miles on an out-and-back ride on the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail. The trail does follow along Blacklick Creek and a couple of others along the way but you don’t see much of the creek due to thick vegetation. For the most part you travel through a mixture of trees and open fields. But most of the fields are left in a thick natural prairie state. I started in Three Creeks Metro Park in Groveport just southeast of Columbus, Ohio. Heading east you will be able to enter Pickerington Ponds Metro Park in Canal Winchester and if you travel north you can reach Blacklick Woods Metro Park in Reynoldsburg. The northernmost part of the trail ends as it circles the athletic fields in John F. Kennedy Park in Reynoldsburg. The trail connects to the Alum Creek Greenway Trail which is another Columbus area greenway trail. Simply travel west on the Blacklick Creek Greenway out of Three Creeks Metro Park and you will start on the Alum Creek Greenway as soon as you cross the bridge over Big Walnut Creek. The trail is in good shape with some tree root uplift in some spots. Portions of the trail in Blacklick Woods Metro Park are not paved and consist of hard packed crushed limestone. Much of the trail is quite scenic, but in some areas of Reynoldsburg the trail parallels roads that appear to be some of the city's busier traffic arteries. Despite this, this is definitely a trail to check out.
A very well maintained trail with lots of beautiful sites as it follows the licking river. Unfortunately, it is rather short. Would be really killer if it could tie into another trail system.
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