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Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.

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

 

Visit our Facebook page for latest news!                      Follow this LINK for a little railroad/trail history! historythe trail!

Questions/Suggestions?  
Email tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com

 

Big thanks to TTT member Tom Pieratt for his generous donation of the registration fees for this Tri-County Triangle Trail web site!

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.

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 or park on private land 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.

Tri-County Triangle Trail Supports Recreation in Fayette and Ross Counties

 

Since it’s founding in 1991 Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc., an all volunteer group that has no paid employees or office, has supported the creation and maintenance of recreational trails for walking, cycling, walking your dog, running or just enjoying a nature walk.  Working closely with the Ross County Park District, Village of Frankfort, City of Chillicothe, Township Trustees, a 30 plus mile paved trail from Chillicothe to Washington Court House was constructed.

 

Tri-County Triangle Trail worked tirelessly to acquire the right-of-way from the railroad then donate the land to Ross County Park District in Ross County and then support and assist in the completion of the trail from Washington Court House to Chillicothe.

 

Along the trail you will see the natural beauty of the region including streams, pastoral country views, wild life and flowers and even a covered bridge!  However maintaining and making improvements to the trail requires funds and labor to mow, remove dying trees, cut back invasive weeds, repair root damage to pavement, repair and maintain the signs, pavement surface repairs and construct amenities such as covered benches.  TTT makes funds available to assist in the maintenance and repairs to the trail and volunteers of Tri-County Trail work regularly in Ross County with the Ross County Park District and local Township Trustees, City of Washington and County Engineer in Fayette County to maintain the trail and improve trail user experience.

 

Our volunteers help with maintenance of the trail.  Recently TTT has sealed cracks in payment and applied an environmental friendly sealant to extend trail life in Fayette County.  We have also converted a bridge to a covered bridge, paved bridge decks as a maintenance repair, painted stop and stop bars at intersections, replaced stop signs, repaired vandalism and completed paving of a mile of trail and improved parking area at the Robinson Rd trail head.  Volunteers have repainted the mile markers on the trail at half-mile intervals starting at Chillicothe and ending at at mile marker 30.0,Robinson Rd. in Fayette County  All these improvements were completed with the generous donations of trail supporters, income from our annual Cookie Ride, and small, but important, grants from Fayette Travel and Tourism!  

 

Increasing costs of maintenance as the trail gets “older” and some serious erosion issues that need attention makes the contributions by supporters to Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  and volunteer work on the trail even more important now than in the past!  To assist in our efforts please email us at tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com   

 

Tri-County Triangle Trail is a 501-c3 non-profit so your contributions are tax deductible as permited by the IRS.  Check with your tax accountant for IRS rules/limits on charitable contributions.

 

Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.  Board of Directors, members and supporters would like to thank the Ross County Park District, Ross and Fayette County Commissioners, Township Trustees where trail is located, the City of Washington Court House and City of Chillicothe, the Fayette Travel and Tourism for their continued support of making the Paint Creek Recreational Trail (Formerly the Tri-County Triangle Trail) the longest and most scenic recreational trail in Southern Ohio!

 

We look forward to working to continue to improve the trail and keep it open for generations to come.  A priority is to support the effort to properly fund the Ross and Fayette County Park Districts to meet the challenges of maintaining and improving the trail and all parks in Ross and Fayette County.

 

TRAIL IS OPEN FROM CHILLICOTHE TO WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE!

 

Tri-County Trail Volunteers installed safety fence and safety signs just east of the Double D Bridge to allow the trail to remain open.  With improved funding the Ross County Park District is better able maintain the trail. TTT Volunteers completed the repair of bridge 10 just east of Austin Road and replaced the stairs and bench on the observation deck on the Double D bridge. This bridge was dedicated to Doris and Deb as a tribute to their efforts to make the Paint Creek Recreational Trail a reality.  The safety measures were completed with the approval of the Ross County Park District.  Plans are in the works to complete remediation of 2 erosion points as soon as permits from the Ohio EPA and Army Corp of Engineers can be obtained. Due to the fact that the North Fork of Paint Creek is a sensitive environment there are hurdles to getting permits to do any work along the stream.  The Double D erosion is the most severe, but with fencing and creation of a path away from the area trail users can pass through this area safely.  Please do not cross the safety fence as the bank is unstable.  Bicyclists please walk bicycles for the approximately 150 feet along the fence as the trail is not paved.

 

Pictured is work completed to keep the trail open just west of the Double D bridge where stream is eroding the bank. While work to obtain the necessary repairs are continuing the bank continues to erode.  TTT volunteers Bruce, Hugh and Moses relocated the safety fencing away from the erosion and the Ross County Park District cleared a path and installed a temporary route to keep the trail open.  Please use caution, walk bicycles and stay away from the bank.

Next TTT Meeting:  April 20, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: The Old Home Place, 2225 Frankfort Clarksburg Pike, Frankfort, Ohio Just north of US 35  

Members and Public are always welcome!