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Olentangy Multi-use trail

From You5850.98 Mi
Local Tips
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-10-18
Created Bymarym
  • Paved
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Road Cycling
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Flat
  • Out And Back
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance11-14
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionA beautiful 13.75 mile paved route that runs from Worthington Hills south to downtown Columbus. The trail runs along the Olentangy River and goes through multiple neighborhoods. There are trailheads at several parks, including Antrim Park and Whetstone Park. The trail is very popular with runners, bikers and walkers. The Worthington Hills entrance (most northern starting point) is adjacent to a small shopping center with plenty of parking. The Antrim Park entrance (next to Antrim Lake) includes ample parking, water fountain and port-a-potties.

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  • I entered the trail close to OSU near Union Cemetery. I went left (North) and the trail went onto the streets for a while, some very busy, before returning to a trail along the river. If you are entering near this area you may want to think about heading right (South) to avoid those streets. However I can't say for sure because I didn't have the opportunity to try the southerly direction. Other than the stretch that was on the streets the trail was excellent. ( by schmeck on 2016-09-27 )
  • The jewel of the growing Columbus trail system. The Olentangy technically starts at Spring St downtown. There it merges with the Scioto River Trail which runs south and west from that point, and runs north to a small park on the north side of the ring expressway. There are plans to extend it to Highbanks Metro Park a few miles north. The most southern section of the Scioto, btw, is a rail-trail created in 1969, the first such conversion in the state of Ohio. ( by Nick on 2014-04-27 )