Loop Trail? No
Type: Rail Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
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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”.
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
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.
Columbus Recreation and Parks Dept.
200 W. Greenlawn Ave.
Columbus , OH 43223
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