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Address: Columbus, OH
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Trail along the river for bikers and runners.

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Great Trail Takes Riders Into Downtown Columbus

It's easy to be distracted by all the sights along the Olentangy while you're trying to get your miles done. Some of the areas once downtown are better reserved for casual riding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dlsmissionary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to be distracted by all the sights along the Olentangy while you're trying to get your miles done. Some of the areas once downtown are better reserved for casual riding and not higher speeds or high intensity training. The hills and inclines are well planned and you will enjoy being able to ride in downtown as they do... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Columbus (and the suburbs) isn't always the best place for biking - lots of places don't have safe bike lanes. The path is great though, so nice to have a safe and scenic way to get around if you don't want to go by car.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Don't know how long this has been here, but the path is great. Totally enjoyed walking on the path next to the river. Saw dams, geese, ducks, people fishing, wetlands, and conservatory areas. Had a great time.

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Marion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Was one of many out enjoying the paved trail on a spring weekend. Did not have time to do entire 13 miles but I imagine that would be a nice ride. It compares very favorably to other trails in Ohio I've been on or the Platte River Bike trail in the Denver CO metro area.

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Thank Paul S
Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

When I moved to Columbus and needed to find new places to run, friends recommended the Olentangy Bike Path. It was a great recommendation and I have logged many miles on the OBP. Weekends it gets quite busy with all kinds of foot, stroller, and bike traffic. Most of it is off roads though there's a stretch through Columbus where... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

this is great place to ride. Safe, with well marked paths, road in good condition. You can go all the way to Worthington, Ohio from downtown, with a minor part through Clintonville on city streets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Stayed at Hampton Inn near OSU. Planned a late afternoon into evening walk for exercise and travel sleep. Started on Trail by walking through a portion Union Cemetery (the portion on the East side of Olentangy River Road) to join the Trail near a bridge over the River. Went North for a while to Clinton–Como Park then doubled back over... More 

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Thank Philip L
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Great bike path! Currently the trail end at the Hills Market is closed due to some construction on 270 but you can pick it up at Thomas Worthington High School. The trail is clean and paved. It follows the river most of the time which is pleasant.

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Thank Mike B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A well maintained, long trail that extends from the northern suburbs through the OSU campus and on into downtown. The trail sometimes uses city streets, but not major arteries. It goes through parks where water and restrooms are available.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a nice bike path along the river. Stay to the north, as the bottom few miles are right along a major highway, and not only is the car noise deafening, but a car accident on the highway could literally come through the fence in certain parts and kill you. I also encountered a couple of bums who had... More 

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