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Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.

A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland Counties

 

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Recent Trail Projects Completed


New Benches Installed:
 Tri-County Triangle Trail volunteers installed 2 benches donated by the Ross County Park District.  The benches are located at mile 22 west of Austin Rd and at mile 23.5 mile west of old route 35.

 

The Recyclers Bench that was crushed this summer by a falling tree has been rebuilt and improved thanks to Bruce Willis and Moses Schwartz and funding for materials by Tri-County Triangle Trail!  Look for it at mile 12 midway between Frankfort and Hopewell Park.  Great view!

 

Covered Bridge Completed! The bridge is located on the trail 1.6 miles east of the Robinson Rd in Fayette County. This is the only covered bridge in Fayette County!  It is unique in that it is curved!  

Two miles of new trail between Jamision and Bush Roads west of Washington Court House has been completed and is open for use with parking at Jamison Rd and Bush Rd.  (map) The trail runs parallel to the rail line on the south side.  

 

Funding was provided by Recreational Trails Grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a local contribution by Tri-County Triangle Trail in the amount of $27,000 and administrative support from the Fayette County Commissioners.  This is the first of several projects needed to connect Washington Court House with Wilmington.  The trail runs parallel to US 22 on the north side.  

 

The Clinton County Park District has opened 7 miles of trail at Sabina.  This will eventually connect Washington Court House and Wilmington. (map)

 

Updated 09/18/2017

Questions?  Email tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com
 

User Guidelines For Multi-use Trails

 

Please help make the trail safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:

Be Courteous.

All trail users, including bicyclists, joggers, walkers, wheelchairs, skateboarders, roller bladers, should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode, speed or level of skill.

Be Predictable.

Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Always look behind before changing positions on the trail.

Don't Block The Trail.

When in a group or with your pets, use no more than half the trail so as not to block the flow of other users.

Keep Right.

Stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing another user.

Pass On The Left.

Pass others, going your direction, on their left. YIELD TO SLOWER AND ON-COMING TRAFFIC. Use hand signals to alert those behind you of your moves. Look ahead and back to make sure the lane is clear before you pull out and pass. Pass with ample separation and do not move back to the right until safely past. REMEMBER: CHILDREN AND PETS CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE.

Stopping.

When stopping, move off of the trail. Beware of others approaching you from behind and make sure they know you are pulling over.

Give Audible Warning BEFORE Passing.

Give a clear signal by using voice, bell or horn before passing. Give the person you are passing time to respond. Watch for their reaction. So that you can hear these safety signals, please don't wear dual ear headphones on the trail.

Obey All Traffic Signs And Signals.

Use extra caution where trails cross streets. Stop at all signs and intersections and be cautious when crossing driveways. When entering or crossing a trail yield to traffic on the trail.

Be Respectful Of Private Property.

Trails are open to the public, but often the land on the side of the trail is private property. Please respect all property rights and stay on trail and berm.

Clean Up Litter.

Do not leave glass, paper, cans, plastic, or any other debris on or near a trail. If you drop something, please remove it immediately.  If you do find litter please help by picking it up.

 

Please!  Do not block farm equipment access if parking along road.

Always Exercise Due Care And Caution!

Coming Up October 5, 2017: The Annual Nite Pie Ride!

 

The Annual Community Pie Ride to Frankfort will be held October 5, 2017. This 7 mile ride (each way) from the National Park Service Hopewell Mound Group parking lot on Sulphur Lick Rd. to Frankfort for pie and ice cream and return to the parking lot begins at 6:30 pm and returns to the parking lot after dark.

 

An approved helmet plus a headlight and tail light are required for the ride back to the parking area. There is no fee for the ride, but riders will be responsible for purchasing pie and or ice cream upon arrival at the Diary Cone in Frankfort. Dining area provided by Concord Twp Fire and EMS located next door..

 

Restrooms and water is available the start and in Frankfort. The GPS address for the Hopewell Mound Group start is 4698 Sulphur Lick Rd., Chillicothe, Ohio.


 

 

Directions to START: NPS Hopewill Mound Group Parking Lot  located at GPS address of 4698 Sulphur Lick Rd., Chillicothe, Ohio at 6:30 p.m.  

 

It’s going to be a full moon for the ride from Frankfort back to Hopewell.  All on the trail!  Riders must have and wear an approved bicycle helment, headlight and tail light for safety.  

 

Click for Directions to the Parking and Start/Finish

See you there for this popular event!!!!

 

To View/Print Copy of Flyer CLICK HERE

Trail Conditions 9/17/17:  Overall trail is in good condition.  Watch for walnuts!  Hugh and Dianne cleared side and overhead growth from Bogus to Camp Grove and will be working this week on additional areas that need work.  Thanks to the Ross County Park District for contracting to thoroughly clean the wood decks on bridges between Old US 35 west to the Fayette County line.  Work was completed today (Sept. 17).  Larrick Lane, just west of Chillicothe,  has been paved.  However be very cautious when headed east as visibility is limited coming down hill from right!  Please STOP before proceeding onto road and limit speed downhill.

 

Use caution at all intersections as cross traffic does not stop!  Extra caution at Larrick Lane, Old US 35 and Bogus Rd.  

 

The breaks in pavement from drainage tile installation and repair on Veterans parkway have been repaired and paved.

 

Two Fayette County bridges have been paved and the approaches are now smooth.  All cracks in the pavement from Robinson Rd to Fayette County line have been sealed to extend pavement life and improve your ride.  Tri-County Triangle Trail funded the pavement sealing project at a cost of $6,000 and shared the $5,000 cost of bridge paving and pavement repair with a grant from Fayette Travel and Tourism.

 

A trail project of $55,000 to improve safety with new signs (stop, cross traffic does not stop), install intersection markings with road names and mile markers has been approved.  Funding is provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation.  It is being administered by the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission in cooperation with the Ross County Park District, Chillicothe Parks and Recreation and Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  Improvements will be completed perhaps this fall but no later than spring of 2018.

 

Three infrared trail counters have been installed along the trail near Chillicothe, Frankfort and Washington Court House.  This information will be useful for planning and future grant opportunities.  
 

Maps and Trial Amenities

 

Trail Map  Interactive Google map of trail.  Zoom in for more detailed information and use satellite view for ground features.  Shows features, parks, water, restrooms, restaurants, points of interest and more along or near the trail.

 

 

Trail Amenities A list of services including rest areas, restaurants, parks, water, point of interest, historic sites along or near the trail.

Jamestown Connector East to Washington Court House Map: Follow this LINK for route from the Jamestown Connector, which connects Xenia Station west to Fayette County Line, with the Paint Creek Recreational Trail in Washington Court House.

Distance is 18.2 miles (Rosemoor Rd to Washington Court House and Paint Creek Recreational Trail to/from Chillicothe.

What’s New!

 

We got it! Just found out we were awarded the amount requested of $55,958 by ODOT to improve markings and safety on the trail.  It will provide funds for mileage markers and markings at all county, township or municipal road intersections, 14 in total. Centerline, stop bar and "Stop Ahead" thermoplastic wording will also be installed.”  This grant application was a cooperative effort of the Ohio Regional Development Commission that supports infrastructure and economic in Southern Ohio, Tri-County Triangle Trail, the Ross County Park District and City of Chillicothe.

 

The Ross County Engineer has completed work to stabilize a bank along Paint Creek that was threatening the trail near Austin Rd.  Thank you!

 

Two of the three bridge decks and approaches in Fayette County have been repaired and paved.  Funding provide by Fayette Travel and Tourism grant ($2,000) and Tri-County Triangle Trail ($3,000),

 

The Fayette Wayne Township Trustees have agreed to mow 5.5 miles of trail again this year in Fayette County located between Robinson Road and the Ross County Line.   The Union Township Trustees will mow the 2 miles of the Friendship Trail between Jamison and Bush roads.  Thank you township trustees!

 

Bruce and Hugh, as well as Ross County Park Director Joe Letsche, will be traveling to the Ohio Valley Regional Planning Office on May 22 in Waverly to discuss and plan a unified trail web portal site for the 11 county region.

 

New trail information sign has been installed at the Robinson Rd trail head at Mile 30.  Benches for the Robinson Road Trail Head gazebo have been installed.

 

Construction of the Robinson Road to Washington CH and Eyman Park to YMCA connectors has been delayed by right-of-way issue on the Eyman Park part of the project.  This issue is being worked out and hopefully the project can move forward soon.  We will keep you advised on this important project to complete the Chillicothe-Washington Court House connection.

 

Tri-County Triangle Trail has a new name!  Paint Creek Recreation Trail