Olentangy Trail

The Olentangy Trail spans from Worthington to downtown Columbus, along the scenic Olentangy River. The Olentangy Trail is known as one of the most popular trails in Columbus due to its connectivity with plenty of opportunities to explore natural, recreational, and cultural points of interest. The Olentangy Trail is an alternative route for the Ohio to Erie Trail.

The Olentangy Trail winds through some of the most loved parks, facilities, and spaces like The Ohio State University Campus, making it a prime destination for residents and visitors. The Olentangy Trail also connects with the Scioto Trail in downtown Columbus.

Trail Information

14 Miles
Trailheads with Parking
  • Antrim Park
  • Clinton-Como Park
  • Northmoor Park
  • Tuttle Park
  • Whetstone Park
  • Worthington Hills Park
  • Olentangy Parkland (City of Worthington)
  • Worthington Flats (City of Worthington)
Featured Attractions

Clinton-Como Park to Northmoor Park Connection

Project Background

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has been working to complete the Olentangy Trail by connecting Clinton-Como Park and Northmoor Park with a dedicated, 0.6-mile shared use path. When complete, this project will fill in the gap to create a seamless 14-mile regional trail that enhances neighborhood connections and improves safety.

Public outreach for this project started in 2021, and several public comment periods were held to gather input from the Columbus community. In response to feedback from the public, several safety features will be added to the crossing at North Broadway near OhioHealth and State Route 315.

Construction on this project is expected to begin in July 2024, and it is anticipated to be completed in summer 2025. There will be no detours for this project. Trail users can continue using the current part of the Olentangy Trail.

Crossing Safety Enhancements Unveiled

In response to feedback from the public and the anticipated high volume of pedestrians and cyclists crossing North Broadway, multiple safety enhancements will be implemented at this location, including:

  • High visibility crosswalks.
  • High visibility, oversized “No Turn On Red” LED signs that are activated when trail users press the pedestrian crossing button.
  • A Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) was added to the signal timing, which gives trail users a three to seven second head start when entering the crosswalk, occurring before the corresponding green light signal activates for motorists.
  • Designated waiting areas on both sides of the street for pedestrians and bicyclists to wait for the signal to change.
  • Center concrete median with reboundable plastic pylons to slow traffic and identify the crossing as a high pedestrian area.
  • Enhanced signage, including “Trail Crossing” signs.

Get details and download the complete North Broadway Crossing Safety Enhancement Summary.

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