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Olentangy Trail

The Olentangy Trail is the gem that connects the communities of Worthington, Columbus and traveling through the heart of The Ohio State University campus. The Olentangy Trail offers many scenic stops along the way.

Communities: Columbus, Worthington

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Short Olentangy Trail Closure Under Lane Ave Bridge
August 21, 2019 - August 22, 2019

The Olentangy Trail will be closed for a short time under the Lane Avenue bridge. Franklin County Engineer will be power washing the Lane Avenue bridge on Wednesday, August 21st Р22nd. Detour signage will be posted along the trail that will redirect you to cross Lane Avenue. The red line indicates the closure route and the green line is the detour route. Please use caution, thank you!

Olentangy Trail Closure Between Herrick Drive and 5th Avenue
August 19, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Beginning August 19th and continuing through the end of September, the Olentangy Trail will undergo construction of a new section along the river as part of the Cannon Drive relocation project. Stage 1 of the detour begins south of 5th Avenue on the upper path. All dates are dependent on weather and field conditions.

Olentangy Trail – Worthington Hills Trailhead
September 19, 2018 - May 20, 2020

Construction Alert

The Olentangy Trailhead and access to Worthington Hills Park has been temporarily relocated due to redevelopment of the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center.

Parking and trail access is now located north of the park, behind Hills Market.

Signs will direct users to go around the north end of the shopping center and park or access the trailhead from behind the shopping center. The trailhead and park will remain open from the north and the trail from the south during this redevelopment period.

Access to and from the businesses at the shopping center will also remain open.  Please use caution.

In the news
May 9, 2019
Trail Development Updates
Alum Creek Trail, Olentangy Trail, Camp Chase Trail, Hellbranch Trail, Big Walnut Trail

Alum Creek Trail

  • Project Description: Johnstown Road from Alum Creek Trail to Cassady Avenue –connecting Krumm Park to Alum Creek Trail
    • Timeframe: Late 2019
    • Community: City of Columbus
  • Project...
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August 31, 2018
The Green Belt Network
Alum Creek Trail, Big Run Trail, Big Walnut Trail, Blacklick Creek Trail, Camp Chase Trail, Darby Creek Trail, Downtown Connector, Hayden Run Trail, Hellbranch Trail, Heritage Trail, Ohio-to-Erie Trail, Olentangy Trail, Scioto Trail, Rocky Fork Trail, T.J. Evans Trail

THE GREEN BELT NETWORK

The six Green Belts now under development by Columbus Recreation and Parks
are a network of over 92 miles of trails winding...

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