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.
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.
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: 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 or park on private land if parking along
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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