Please help make the trail safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:
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 if parking along road.
Due Care And Caution!
Maps and Trial Amenities
Trail MapInteractive 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.
Distance is 18.2 miles (Rosemoor Rd to Washington Court House and Paint Creek Recreational
Trail to/from Chillicothe.
We were awarded the amount requested of $55,958 by ODOT to improve markings and safety
on the trail. It will provide funds for mileage markers and markings at all county,
township or municipal road intersections, 14 in total. Centerline, stop bar and "Stop
Ahead" thermoplastic wording will also be installed.” This grant application was
a cooperative effort of the Ohio Regional Development Commission that supports infrastructure
and economic in Southern Ohio, Tri-County Triangle Trail, the Ross County Park District
and City of Chillicothe.
The Ross County Engineer has completed work to stabilize a bank along Paint Creek
that was threatening the trail near Austin Rd. Thank you!
Two of the three bridge decks and approaches in Fayette County have been repaired
and paved. Funding provide by Fayette Travel and Tourism grant ($2,000) and Tri-County
Triangle Trail ($3,000),
The Fayette Wayne Township Trustees have agreed to mow 5.5 miles of trail again this
year in Fayette County located between Robinson Road and the Ross County Line. The
Union Township Trustees will mow the 2 miles of the Friendship Trail between Jamison
and Bush roads. Thank you township trustees!
New trail route information sign has been installed at the Robinson Rd trail head
at Mile 30. Benches for the Robinson Road Trail Head gazebo have been installed.
Construction of the Robinson Road to Washington CH and Eyman Park to YMCA connectors
has been delayed by right-of-way issue on the Eyman Park part of the project. This
issue is being worked out and hopefully the project can move forward soon. We will
keep you advised on this important project to complete the Chillicothe-Washington
Court House connection.
The Ross County will be applying for grants for 2018 for more extensive asphalt
repairs/resurfacing, and to repair and replace wooden decks on some of the bridges.
Fingers crossed on the grants! Thank you everyone for your patience and support!
The Park District is also in the planning stage of creating a trail user hub adjacent
to the park district office .5 mile south of Maple Grove Rd. Site would feature
a few camping spots of cross country bicyclists and hikers, water, restrooms and
a shelter. Tri-County Trail has pledged a donation to help with the construction.
Use caution at all intersections as cross traffic does not stop!
The Ross County Park District has repaired some of the rough payment areas. Anders
Asphalt completed the repairs last week.
Two Fayette County bridges have been paved and the approaches are now smooth. All
cracks in the pavement from Robinson Rd to Fayette County line have been sealed to
extend pavement life and improve your ride. Tri-County Triangle Trail funded the
pavement sealing project at a cost of $6,000 and shared the $5,000 cost of bridge
paving and pavement repair with a grant from Fayette Travel and Tourism.
A trail project of $55,000 to improve safety with new signs (stop, cross traffic
does not stop), install intersection markings with road names and mile markers has
been approved. Funding is provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation. It
is being administered by the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission in cooperation
with the Ross County Park District, Chillicothe Parks and Recreation and Tri-County
Triangle Trail, Inc. Improvements will be completed perhaps this fall but no later
than spring of 2018.
Three infrared trail counters have been installed along the trail near Chillicothe,
Frankfort and Washington Court House. This information will be useful for planning
and future grant opportunities.
“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.
BIORESTOR (click for more info) sealing of the trail from the Robinson Rd Park Area
east to the Ross County line (5.5 miles) and 2 miles of the Clinton Fayette Friendship
Trail between Bush and Jamison Rd. was completed Monday, October 30 . This pavement
sealant is made from agricultural products and is environmentally friendly, effective
in restoring asphalt surface and protection from UV damage and normal wear. This
sealant will extend the life of the trail significantly by reducing long term damage
from water infiltration, Ultraviolet radiation and loss of pavement binders. With
the crack sealing, bridge and pavement repairs completed earlier this summer we can
avoid very expensive re-pavement costs for many years to come!
You will notice that the Biorestor treatment does not contain the black petroleum
products in the typical pavement sealer. The treatment is clear and effective in
extending pavement life.
Trail is now open for use! See you on Southern Ohios’ longest and most scenic recreational
Pictured above is the Biorestor application vehicle following trail treatment. Photo
was taken Monday afternoon at the Robinson Rd. parking area.
24th Annual Cookie Ride August 19, 2018
Brad Lightle Park, Frankfort, Ohio
Mark your calendar for this annual fund raiser that benefits the Paint Creek Recreational
Trail. The Paint Creek Recreational Trail is a 34 mile paved recreational trail
connecting Chillicothe, Frankfort and Washington Court House passing through scenic
Ross and Fayette Counties.
100% of the proceeds of this event is utilized to improve the trail. Last year funds
from this event helped with costs of improving bridges, sealing trail pavement to
extend life and install new signs for trail users.
We will offer marked routes of 14, 21, 38 and 50 miles for beginning to experienced
riders. Participants will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ross, Fayette and Highland
counties and the hospitality of our volunteers and, of course, our famous homemade