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Olentangy Bike Path

Columbus, OH
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Ranked #37 of 76 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Trails
Activities: Biking, Running
Description: Trail along the river for bikers and runners.
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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142 reviews 142 reviews
49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The path is very scenic and well maintained. Running roughly parallel to High St. it's a great commuter route to OSU from the north. There is one grade level crossing and it's only on one side at a time for the most part or I would give it 5 stars. Very pleasant, a must do for cyclists visiting the area

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Seattle, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great sights. Well maintained. Long stretches where you are uninterrupted by cars. Along the river makes this path quiet, beautiful, relaxing, and peaceful. Get out of your car and enjoy a great bike ride. Lots of walkers, open spaces, fields, etc as well. I love this path!

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Columbus, Ohio
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215 reviews 215 reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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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
19 reviews 19 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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