Olentangy-Scioto Trail

Created in 1967, the Olentangy Trail was one of Ohio’s first rail-trails and is often coupled with the Scioto Trail — thus, the “Olentangy-Scioto Bikeway”.

photo: Greenway Trail. Photo by Vejlenser.

Type: Rail Trail
Length: 13.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Urban
State(s): Ohio
Counties:
Latitude: 39.9658
Longitude
: -83.0198

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Description

For visitors and locals alike, the Olentangy Trail is the ideal way to explore Columbus, as well as the surrounding communities. Named after the river it follows for much of its 17.5 miles, the trail serves as an important link between neighborhoods. Along the route, you can explore natural areas, pass through the heart of the Ohio State University campus, and use the trail as a base from which to travel onward to many of the city’s significant historical and cultural sites.

Created in 1967, the Olentangy Trail was one of Ohio’s first rail-trails and is often coupled with the Scioto Trail — thus, the “Olentangy-Scioto Bikeway”.

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Mollie O'Donnell
Landscape Architect
Columbus Recreation and Parks Dept.
200 W. Greenlawn Ave.
Columbus , OH 43223
(614) 645-3308

 

Photos

Greenway Trail and the Scioto Mile in Downtown Columbus. Photo by Vejlenser.

Greenway Trail and the Scioto Mile in Downtown Columbus. Photo by Vejlenser.

Greenway Trail. Photo by Vejlenser.

Greenway Trail. Photo by Vejlenser.

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