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Olentangy Bike Path

Columbus, OH
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Ranked #40 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Type: Trails
Activities: Biking, Running
Description: Trail along the river for bikers and runners.
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Columbus, Ohio
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179 reviews 179 reviews
73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We love riding this bike path up north and back. It is a good place to do triathlon training as well, because the miles are marked on the path. The setting by the river is very nice. There are lots of people who use it, but it is not usually too crowded. There have been a few reports of malicious... More

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cleveland, ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We rode from just north of OSU into the downtown area on Columbus day. Maybe this is atypical because of the holiday, but it was deserted. We also noted that is got a little sketchy south of downtown. I am not certain if that is true, but it felt that way with trash, broken glass and homeless individuals. I also... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

I frequently ride on the trail in the evenings to get some exercise. During the summer it gets quite crowded, but it is wide enough to pass in most situations. The trail is frequently maintained and improved. It is a good way to get to the whetstone park of roses, downtown, scioto audobon park, hills market in worthington, etc.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I discovered the Olentangy bike path as a student at OSU stuck on campus for summer quarter. It's a great path for exercise or getting around. Some highlights include Antrim Park, Whetstone Park of Roses, OSU, the wetland research park, and the downtown area by the Santa Maria. There are also lots of hidden "secret spots", especially if you wander... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

I live near the Olentangy Trail, so I ride on it fairly often. It's the only bike trail I can bike to from my house, which is always a plus. The good of the trail - It's in a great location. It runs from Dublin Rd just west of downtown all the way to Worthington north of 270 (with plans... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I enjoy walking and running a long the river. I use it mostly by OSU and between Goodale and up to Henderson. Some restoration work is being done right now. It's going to look great when this section near OSU is done. Patrons are respectful and the surface is wide and well maintained.

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Powell Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Olentangy Bike Path is very popular with all type of runners, walkers, and bikers. Watch out for other people. There are some ruts in the pavement. The path is maintained by the Metro Parks and they do a great job!

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Columbus, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

If start at North end, go from cool forest trees, to under I-270, to the lake, to the residential section, and pass through multiple parks, go past OSU stadium, to downtown at the Scioto River and Santa Maria. Interesting with some challenging sections of access on and around ramps and construction. One of our favorites because can go long-distance as... More

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Battle Creek MI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

A very good path, with lots of great sights, some man-made, some natural. However, many detours during our trip, and we found the signage to be quite poor for a path of this size in a city of this size. There should be signs all along the way, including mile-markers no less than every quarter-mile, to give the rider confidence... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Bike trail that runs along the Olentangy River, unfortunately the 315 highway also runs this route so there is always some traffic noise. Lots of people biking, jogging, and walking the trail so it can get busy. Runs by OSU campus too so usually lots of eye candy to see.

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