Ohio to Erie Trail - South central

Start planning your Ohio to Erie Trail Adventure today!  Visit the Destinations and Itineraries section of the trail website for everything you need to get going! 

If you are riding west to east across Ohio, research USBR 50 for the detailed route.  US Bicycle Route 50 follows the middle section of the Ohio to Erie trail from Xenia to Columbus to Westerville.

Learn more from our local listings:  

  • Camp Chase Trail, Wilson Road Park
  • Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails (and primitive camping).
  • Ohio to Erie Trail - South Central map includes: 

    Columbus, Georgesville/Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, London, South Charleston, Cedarville, and Xenia. 

    Trail continues north on the Ohio to Erie Trail North central and south on the Ohio to Erie Trail Southern Region.

    Area Attractions:

    • Movin' & Groovin' Mural on Camp Chase Trail, Columbus, OH 43204  summerjamwest.org/movin/
    • Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery 2900 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, OH 43204;  www.cem.va.gov/cems/lots/campchase.asp
    • Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park (Scenic Darby Creek, Nature Center with living stream, Herd of Bison) 7,103 acres  www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/battelle-darby-creek/park-map/ 
    • Madison County Courthouse, 1 N Main St, London, OH 43140  co.madison.oh.us
    • London Primitive Trailside Camp Area, Prairie Grass Trail, London, OH 43140 
    • fmcpt.com/london-trailside-camping/
    • Prairie Grass Trail; South Charleston Trailhead, South Charleston, OH 45368  www.villageofsouthcharleston.net/bikepath.html 
    • Peterson Park; Indian Mound Reserve; (Cedarville Community Park, Massie Creek Park) 2750 US-42, Cedarville, OH 45314  www.gcparkstrails.com/228/Indian-Mound-Reserve
    • National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center; 1350 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, OH 45384 
    • www.ohiohistory.org/visit/museum-and-site-locator/national-afro-american-museum
    • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument; 1120 US-42, Xenia, OH 45385
    • www.nps.gov/chyo 
    • Xenia Station, 150 South Miami Ave., Xenia, OH 45385 (Replica of Xenia's 1880s brick railroad station)  www.xeniastation.com
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      93.548 km / 58.128 mi

      Total Distance

      309 m / 1,015 ft

      Total Ascent

      268 m / 881 ft

      Total Descent

      350 m / 1,149 ft

      Highest Point

      Ride type:
      Mountain biking
      Road riding
      Sightseeing
      Commuter
      Rail Trail
      Gravel
      Various
      EPIC Ride
      Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
      Fitness Level: Low
      Terrain:
      Shared Bike Path - Paved
      Shared Bike Path - Dirt
      On-Road Bike Lane
      On-Road
      Off-Road - Fire Trail
      Off-Road - Rail Trail
      Off-Road - Single Track
      Off-Road - Downhill
      Gravel Road
      Trail Signage: Good
      Mobile Coverage: Limited
      Services:
      Water
      Food
      First Aid
      Toilets
      Bike hire
      Carparking
      Bike servicing
      Accessible by bike
      Accessible by car
      Accessible by public transport
      Accessible by shuttle
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