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[Alert! From metroparks 7/13/17, "Expect flooding on all trails. Use Caution in areas of high water."]

Columbus bike trails are growing and linking up across the city. The Olentangy and Scioto Bikeways have been a recreational fixture in Columbus, Ohio for many years. But recent times have seen the blossoming of a parallel bikeway route to the east along the Alum Creek.

Expanding Bike Plans

In November 2008 Bicycling Magazine listed Columbus, Ohio as potentially one of the next best cycling cities in the country. Learn more about the master plan that bodes well for bike travel and commuting in and around the capital city.

The Trails

Construction Updates

Visit this page for trail construction/closing updates.

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Plans

The recent economic downturn has slowed trail-building in some areas. But the Ohio-to-Erie Trail project, which will pass through the heart of the city, continues to chug along. The Ohio-to-Erie will approach from the southwest by way of the Camp Chase Trail and exit to the northeast using the Genoa Township Trail in Westerville. In between it will utilize sections of the Scioto, I-670 Bikeway and the Alum Creek Trail.

The Camp Chase Trail corridor is being developed at this time, while the final gap in the Alum Creek Trail was completed in 2015.

More Trail Options

Major bike routes are not the only trail options in the Columbus area. The City park network also has trails within its borders as do some of the suburbs, such as Westerville and Dublin!

For another overview of Columbus Area Trails, see Central Ohio Greenways.


Map Notes

Gmap Updates

Gmap Demos

Bicycle routes can be found in the left-hand margin menu under 'Bicycle Routes' & 'City Networks.'

These maps feature color coded roadways based on how bike friendly the routes are.

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