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Forest bike path in the fall with lone bike rider in distance

Fall’s Most Scenic Bike Trails

Fall is approaching — with the promise of crisp air, crunchy leaves and an explosion of color. What better time to get outdoors? Whether you’re looking for a family outing, a romantic date with your sweetie or just a little time alone, pull out your bike and get ready to see some breathtaking scenery.

Beautiful Bike Trails in and Around Central Ohio

Ohio offers so much beauty this time of year. Why not get a little exercise while you take it all in? There is no shortage of trails in this area, and we’ve listed a few that are sure to impress.

1. Alum Creek Greenway Trail


Paved. Approximately 22 miles.

2. Camp Chase Trail

Madison/Franklin counties

Paved. 16 miles.

3. Chestnut Ridge 


Not paved; for mountain bikes only. Approximately 8½ miles.

4. Heritage Rail-Trail 

Hilliard/Plain City

Paved. 6 miles.

5. John Bryan State Park Trail

Yellow Springs

Not paved; for mountain bikes only. 12 miles.

6. Olentangy Trail 


Paved. 13 miles.

7. Scioto Greenway Trail


Paved. 10½ miles.

8. Paint Creek Trail 

Washington Courthouse/Chillicothe

Paved. Approximately 34 miles.

9. Marion Tallgrass Trail


Paved. 12.44 miles

10. Mohican State Park

Loudonville/Pleasant Hill Lake

Not paved; passes through state park and state forest. 25 miles.

11. Bailey’s Trail System


Not paved; 13 different trails ranging from easy to difficult. Trails vary in length.

Create Your Own Biking Route

When it comes to taking in the fall foliage, the options are limitless! We’re surrounded by beautiful places like Hocking Hills and countless state parks that offer great places to bike. You can even plan out your own route with the Ride with GPS app. So what are you waiting for? Grab your bike and get rolling!


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