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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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Updated 11/22/2018

Email tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com

Trail Safety!  Following a few guidelines will prevent unnecessary accidents.


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.


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!

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

The trail had official and “unofficial” names for sections of the trail in City of Chillicothe, Ross County, Fayette County and City of Washington Court House.  Now the trail will have a single new name for the entire length.

A Few of the Trail Improvements Recently Completed


NEW!  A paved entrance/exit apron for cars was installed September 20, 2018 at the Shaw Wetland parking area on Robinson Road in Fayette County. The vehicle entrance was next to the trail and resulted in gravel being thrown onto trail. This project will improve access to the trail parking and safety of users of the Paint Creek Recreational Trail. Project was funded by a reimbursement grant from Fayette Travel and Tourism!  Fayette Travel and Tourism has supported projects on the trail for many years and it is greatly appreciated!


As the longest and most scenic trail in southern Ohio we encourage you to visit the area and ride the trail and support the trail.  We promise a scenic adventure!  Please support the trail!


City of Chillicothe maintains 6 miles.  

The Ross County Park District 22 miles.

Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. non-profit 6 miles.

The City of Washington 2 miles plus an additional 4 miles of city trails.

Frankfort Village maintains Brad Lightle Park with restrooms, water, shelter and parking for the trail.

Local law enforcement and EMS provides services to trail users.



Below is a list of the many projects undertaken by the Ross County Park District to improve safety and rider experience last year.  


Stabilized a steep bank that threatened the trail near Austin Rd and installing a safety rail.


Repaired root damage to trail surface between Frankfort and Maple Grove Rd.


Patched trail in several places, improved drainage and removed hazardous trees.


Corrected drainage issues by installing tile under the trail in several places to remove standing water on trail along Veterans Parkway to Larrik Lane.  


Last fall following a flash rain storm east of Frankfort that washed out culverts along and under trail leaving debris, mud and rocks across the trail.  The park district reacted quickly to clean up the trail obstruction left by the storm.


The Park District treated all bridge decks between Old SR 35 west to Fayette County to reduce danger of users falling and made repairs to erosion caused damage at abutments.


The Park District removed several large trees that fell across the trail.


Conducts the the day-to-day maintenance of the trail including mowing, trail pavement repairs, drainage improvements and repairs to bridge decks and trail pavement damage.


Tri-County Triangle Trail funded the sealing cracks and trail surface from Robinson Road 5.5 miles east to the Fayette County line and 2 miles of the Clinton-Fayette Friendship trail.  The process will help protect the trail from the environmental damage, extending trail surface life 10 years.  The eco-friendly product applied by Biorestor is made primarily from soybean oils, is as or more effective than tar based sealer plus has the added advantage of not making the trail slippery as it cures.  Cost approximately $40,000!


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


New trailside maps have been stalled at several locations along the trail including Robinson Road Trailhead in Fayette County, Austin Trailhead  and Maple Grove Rd in Ross County.


Thanks to the Fayette Wayne Township Trustees for mowing the Fayette County section of the trail again this year year. Thanks to the Ross County Engineer for repairing a serious erosion problem near Austin Rd and paving Larrik Lane, the Fayette County Engineer cutting back invasive weeds on the 5.5 mile section of trail in Fayette County, and of course, our volunteers who help keep the trail clear, mow the Robinson Rd Trail Head, pick up litter, repaint intersection safety markings and many other tasks to keep the trail looking as good and safe as possible.


Maps and Trail 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.

News Update!  


The Fayette County Park District is applying for an Ohio Department of Transportation grant to construct 4.6 miles of trail from the Greene County line east to Milledgeville.  This represents about 1/3 of project distance between Washington Court House and the completed Jamestown Connector to connect to the southwest Ohio trail system at Xenia with connections to Dayton, Urbana, Springfield, Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland!  Read more at the Record Herald

Looking for a Tri-County Triangle Trail T-Shirt?  Stop by Rivers Bend Bike Shop, 94 W Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio and pick up up 1 or more!  Phone 740-779-0061  Facebook   Map and Directions


100% of proceeds from sale of shirts benefit the trail!

Annual Pie Ride a Great Success!  Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered to make the ride held on October 4 a success.  Over 100 bicyclists participated even though we had a rain event just prior to the start!  Many bicycles were decorated with led lights!  Riders enjoyed mild temperatures, no rain and a great selection of homemade pies in Frankfort thanks to the Diary Cone!