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

Visit our Facebook Page for more information on the trail
and the Ross County Parks and Trails Web Page

The Paint Creek Recreational Trail (map) is a scenic 32-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. The trail is maintained by the City of Chillicothe, the Ross County Park District and Tri-County Triangle Trail a non-profit organization. Here is a link to a Google interactive map of the trail.  Parking is available at the Shaw WetlandAustinFrankfort Brad Lightle ParkHopewell Culture National Historic Park and Christman Park in Washington Court House and several locations in Chillicothe.  Shaw Wetland, Frankfort and Hopewell Culture Historical Park and Yocktangee Park in Chillicothe have water, picnic shelters and toilets available.  Restaurants are available in Washington Court House, Frankfort, Peasant Valley and Chillicothe. Austin Mills Brewery has recently opened (limited hours and days) is available at Austin Road and SR 138.It is located along the trail 3.5 miles west of Frankfort. For a regional look at trails follow this LINK.

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 Update -July 5, 2024

Work between Robinson Rd (Shaw Wetland) and Fairview Road (5.5 miles) has been completed! The cost of these repairs is provided by supporters like you that contribute to our efforts to maintain the trail and a generous grant from Fayette Travel and Tourism. Repairs included filling/sealing cracks, cutting out and replacing pavement damage caused by roots and sealing all cracks in the pavement. There was over 4,000 lineal feet of crack and root repair completed. Larger cracks between Mills Rd. and the Ross County Line were filled with polymeric sand and sealed which creates a much stronger base and longer life cycle than just sand and restores a smoother ride for trail users. Thanks for your patience and fortunately it was not necessary to close the trail during the repairs which took about 2 weeks to complete. The project was completed by local contractor Anders Asphalt of Washington Court House.

About Us: Tri-County Triangle Trail is a 501(c)3 non-profit promoting and assisting improvement of recreational trails in Ross and Fayette Counties including the Paint Creek Recreational Trail. Our mission is to provide support to assist in the routine maintenance of the trail as requested and in cooperation with the Ross County Park District and the Village of Frankfort in Ross County. In Fayette County, Tri-County Trail owns and is responsible for the trail from the Ross County Line to Robinson Rd. a distance of 5.5 miles. We receive valuable support from the Fayette County Engineer, Wayne Township Trustees for mowing and brush removal. Fayette Travel and Tourism supports the trail with grants for improvements. Our volunteers help in removal of fallen trees, cleaning the trail and general maintenance in coordination with the Ross County Park District. Trail volunteers also mow the trail head parking lot area at the Shaw Wetland.  

If you are interested in assisting with volunteer trail maintenance, have questions, making a donation or becoming an active member email us. Thank you!