Welcome to the Home of Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.
Supporting Recreational Trails in Ross and Fayette Counties

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Also visit the Ross County Parks and Trails Web Page

We are in the process of updating our website! The new site will be much more informative with regular updates, maps, features, events and much more.

Announcing the 29th Annual Cookie Ride! The ride will start and end at Brad Lightle Park in Frankfort on Saturday, August 24! Register and start at your convenience between 7:30 am and 10 am. (Directions to Brad Lightle Park to Brad Lightle Park) Register at ride start (fee is by donation>Thank You!) by cash or check payable to Tri-County Triangle Trail, but no credit or debit cards). All proceeds go to trail maintenance and improvements! There will high visibility arrows on the road and trail to follow routes of 20, 36 and 50 miles. A printed map will be available at registration. Cookies, drinks, fruits and snacks will be available at Christman Park (mile 18) in Washington Court House for the 36- and 50-mile routes. On 50-mile route Petitt’s Grocery Store (mile 30) will be open at New Martinsburg where you can purchase refreshments before continuing to the finish at Frankfort for snacks, and of course, more cookies!

Important Trail Maintenance Announcement: Work between Robinson Rd (Shaw Wetland) and Fairview Road (5.5 miles) will be started after June 19, 2024. Improvements include pavement and bridge repair to fill and seal approximately pavement 200 cracks, remove and repair tree roots in trail and repair bridge approaches. We will update this time frame in the coming days on this site and also on our Facebook page. This repair will require trail sections between road crossing to be closed as work progresses. When this occurs, please exit trail on township roads to south to Old US Route 35 then proceed east or west in the direction you are headed and return north to the trail at the next intersection. Thank you for your patience while we complete these repairs which will make your ride much more enjoyable. The cost of these repairs is provided by Tri-County Triangle Trail and a generous grant from Fayette Travel and Tourism. The work is being completed by Anders Asphalt and Paving.

Tri-County Triangle Trail is a 501c-3 non-profit, all volunteer organization promoting and assisting with the development and improvement of recreational trails in Ross and Fayette Counties including the Paint Creek Recreational Trail.  We provide support to help maintain and develop recreational trails in our area.  Tri-County Triangle Trail currently manages a 5.5-mile section of the Paint Creek Recreational Trail in Fayette County from the Shaw Wetland on Robinson Rd east to the Ross County line and assists the Ross County Park District with maintenance and improvements of the trail in Ross County.  The Paint Creek Recreational Trail is a scenic 33-mile scenic trail connecting the Shaw Wetland in Fayette County to Chillicothe.  A 2.4 mile marked public road route connects Shaw Wetland to Washington Court House. A grant application has been submitted by the City of Washington Court House to complete trail from Washington Court House to the trail head/Shaw Wetland! This will eliminate the road 3-mile road route.

This scenic 33-mile trail from Chillicothe to Washington Court House passes through the Historic Village of Frankfort, the Hopewell Culture National Historic Park/World Heritage Site, Pleasant Valley and Chillicothe.  Here is a link to an interactive map of the trail.  Parking is available at the Shaw WetlandAustinFrankfort Brad Lightle ParkHopewell Culture National Historic Park, Christman Park in Washington Court House and Yocktangee Park in Chillicothe.  Shaw Wetland, Frankfort and Hopewell Culture Historical Park and Yocktangee Park in Chillicothe have toilets available.  Frankfort Brad Lightle Park, Hopewell Culture have toilets, water and picnic shelters available.

Tri-County Triangle Trail volunteers assist in maintenance of the trail which includes keep the trail clean and free of leaves, branches and fallen trees. To do this we have purchased a commercial grade blower and 2 utility vehicles as well as hand tools. All of our funding is from donations and fund-raising efforts of supporters. Volunteers use their own personal equipment which includes brush trimmers, change saws and various hand tools.

If you are interested in assisting with trail maintenance, have questions, making a donation or becoming an active member email us at: tttt4u@gmail.com Thank you!