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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.  A


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



Updated 01/21/2017

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, bladers and skaters, 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.


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 signals, don't wear 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.

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.


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

Always Exercise Due Care And Caution!


Wonder What Our Volunteers Do?


Ever wonder what our volunteers do to help keep the trail open?  Well, here is a partial list.  In Ross County our volunteers work with the Ross County Park District and County Engineer to assist in trail maintenance.  In Fayette County the Fayette County Engineer mows the Tri-County Triangle Trail 3 to 4 times per year. Update:  Wayne Twp Trustees have agreed to mow the trail for the Cookie Ride August 21 and consider assist in routine mowing. Volunteers do all maintenance on the 2 mile Jamison to Bush Friendship Trail.

1. Mow/trim Shaw Wetland Parking area, assist in mowing trail berms
2. Remove fallen limbs, trees and litter from trail
3. Blow debris off trail after storms or county/park district mowing
4. Repaint graffiti damaged, stolen or broken signs
5. Fill potholes with asphalt
6. Mark/remove hazards on trail surface such as ground hog holes
7. Replace worn or tighten boards on bridge decks
8. Cut back overhead branches and growth along sides of trail
9. Install and maintain benches along trail
10. Remove dead trees along trail that may be danger to users
11. Maintain web site/facebook page supporting trail
12. Operate two major events for fundraising: Cookie Ride and Half Marathon/5K
13. Purchase right-of-way to preserve for future trail development
14. Provide local funding for trail grants (more than $30,000 last year)
15. Support local efforts to improve environment such as the City Farm project along Paint Creek
16. Provided funding and assist in building of installing covered bridge on trail,  the only covered bridge in Fayette County
17. Assisted in building a boardwalk through Shaw Wetland, Vernal Pond and signage at site
18. Fund major improvements such as paving trail from Mills to Fairview Rd in Fayette County at a cost of $27,000!

Want to help!  Email us at tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com

The 23rd annual Tri-County Triangle Trail Cookie Ride will be held on August 20, 2017 at Brad Lightle Park in Frankfort, Ohio.  New this year we will feature a metric 100 km ride (62 miles).  We will continue to have rides of 14, 21, 38 and 50 miles featuring beautiful scenery, friendly volunteers and of course our famous homemade cookies.


Click Here for Registration Form (view and print)

Nite Pie Ride, another community ride - Thursday, October 5, starting from the National Park Parking Lot at Sulphur Lick & Maple Grove Roads at 6:30 p.m. – yeah!  It’s going to be a full moon.  See you there!!!!

Winter 2017 Newletter (Click to View)



Trail Conditions 5/25/17:  Overall trail is in good condition.  Just watch for some small “twigs” on trail, typical for spring riding.  A few gravel pavement breaks for drainage improvements between Veterans Parkway and Larrick Lane.    

Trail Amenities  NEW!


Trail Map


Click the links above for list of services along the trail including restaurants, parks, parking, restrooms, campgrounds, bicycle shops, historic sites and points of interest and more.  Mileage listings are from the start of the trail (mile 0.0) east of Bridge Street in Chillicothe to downtown Washington Court House (mile 34.3).

What’s New!


We are awaiting grant application results for mile markers, safety signs, stop signs and portable trail user counters.  Grant was made in cooperation with Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission and funding by Ohio Department of Transportation Active Transportation grant.


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


We have approved spending up to $5,000 to repair 2 bridge aprons and pave bridge surfaces.  The bridges are located in Fayette County near Bogus and Camp Grove Roads.


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.   Union Township Trustees will mow the 2 miles of the Friendship Trail between Jamison and Bush roads.


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 sign for Shaw Wetland is ready for installation.  Benches for the Robinson Road Trail Head gazebo have been installed.