A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland
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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
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.
Funding was provided by Recreational Trails Grant awarded earlier this year by the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a local contribution by Tri-County Triangle
Trail in the amount of $27,000. 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. Additionally a grant has been awarded to the Clinton County Park
District to construct up to 7 miles of the trail in Clinton County with completion
in fall of 2016.
Trail Maps, Parking, Places to Eat, Water, Restrooms and Picnic Areas along trail
User Guidelines For Multi-use Trails
Please help make the trail safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:
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.
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.
Stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing another
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: KIDS AND PETS CAN
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.
Always Exercise Due Care And Caution!
Good News! Grant Approved!!!
On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
presented a grant of $500,000 to the city of Washington Court House to extend the
Tri-County Triangle Trail from the trail head at Robinson Road west to the City of
Washington 2 miles to connect to existing trail at Old Chillicothe Road and to extend
the trail from Washington Park in Washington Court House west to the YMCA.
Pictured is Jim Zehringer, Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources (left),
Joe Denen, Washington City Manager (right) and center Deb Doles and Doris Hill of
Tri-County Triangle Trail accepting a check in the amount of $500,000. Also pictured,
Jackie Doles and Bruce Willis, President of Tri-County Triangle Trail, Ben Roby Washington
City Council, Tony Anderson Fayette County Commissioner.
Update: Issues with property right-of-way has temporarily
delayed moving forward with the project. These issues common and are being resolved
and hopefully the construction of the project can begin in the spring.
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!
2017 New Year's Daze Ride, a community ride, is held at 1:00 P. M., January 1, 2017
at Brad Lightle Park, Frankfort - show up and ride as much or as little as you would
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
The Half Marathon and 5K will be held on April 15, 2017 at Brad Lightle Park, Frankfort,
Ohio. Take a little frustration out on tax day and support our beautiful trail!
Watch this site for details!
Nite Pie Ride, another community ride - Thursday, October 5, starting from the National
Park Parking Lot at Sulfpur Lick & Maple Grove Roads at 6:30 p.m. – yeah! It’s going
to be a full moon!
See you there!!!!
Pictured left is Tri-County Triangle Trail member Mike Beery receiving volunteer
of the year award from the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau for his
work to help keep the trail enjoyable for users. Mikes help with, repairs, maintenance,
mowing, clearing debris, trees and brush is greatly appreciated by everyone who uses
the trail. Thanks Mike! If you see him on the trail be sure to stop and think him
for his work!