Ohio to Erie Trail - South central

Visit the Mounds, Murals and Memorials of the Ohio to Erie Trail South Central Section.

Ohio to Erie Trail - South Central map includes: Columbus, Georgesville/Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, London, South Charleston, Cedarville, and Xenia (94-km, 58-mile). 

To plan your 326-mile Ohio to Erie Trail Adventure visit the Destinations and Itineraries section of the trail website for resources and visit all our listings on CycleLifeHQ

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.

This South Central segment continues north on the Ohio to Erie Trail North central and south on the Ohio to Erie Trail Southern Region.

Visit these related CycleLifeHQ listings along the South Central segment of the Ohio to Erie Trail.   

  • Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
  • Camp Chase Trail, Wilson Road Park
  • London Trailside Camping
  • Xenia Station Park
  • Alum Creek Trail area: 

    • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203  (1.5 miles south of the Ohio to Erie Trail)
    • Mounds, Monuments, Memorials and Murals (Columbus to Xenia):

      • Campbell Memorial Park, Shrum Mound 2 miles north of the Ohio to Erie Trail at 3141 McKinley Ave. Columbus, OH 43204 
      • National Veterans Memorial and Museum 300 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 opened in October 2018 on the west bank of the Scioto /saɪˈoʊtə/ River.  NVMM is a museum and memorial dedicated to the veteran’s experience.   
      • Movin' & Groovin' Mural on Camp Chase Trail, Columbus, OH 43204  summerjamwest.org/movin/
      • Civil War History: 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, Fort Ancient Mound (via Ancient Trail) Nature Center and Herd of Bison (via Darby Creek Greenway)  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
        Rail Trail
        EPIC Ride
        Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
        Fitness Level: Low
        Shared Bike Path - Paved
        Shared Bike Path - Dirt
        On-Road Bike Lane
        Off-Road - Fire Trail
        Off-Road - Rail Trail
        Off-Road - Single Track
        Off-Road - Downhill
        Gravel Road
        Trail Signage: Good
        Mobile Coverage: Limited
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        Accessible by bike
        Accessible by car
        Accessible by public transport
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