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Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc.

A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland Counties


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Recent Trail Projects!


All the projects listed here are the result of generous donations of our members and supporters, the funds raised by the annual Half Marathon and 5K and the Cookie Ride, the dedicated efforts of the members of TTT and the support and coordination with local government.


Trail Volunteers (pictured above) clear 150 dead Ash trees from 2 miles of trail!  On Saturday, January 30 volunteers worked to clear dozens of dead trees from along the 2 miles of trail between Jamison and Bush roads in Fayette County.  The trees, mostly Ash, presented a hazard to users if they fell across the trail and clearing them will allow healthy trees to grow improving the trail.   Thanks to Bruce Willis for organizing the work and Tom Pieratt, Moses Schwartz, Adam Willis, Randy and others.  



The Recyclers Bench that was crushed this summer by a falling tree has been rebuilt and improved thanks to Bruce Willis and Moses Schwartz and funding for materials by Tri-County Triangle Trail!  Look for it at mile 12 midway between Frankfort and Hopewell Park.


Covered Bridge Completed! The bridge is located on the trail 1.6 miles east of the Robinson Rd in Fayette County. The adjoining property owner has also contributed to the project with funding and material support.  

Two miles of new trail between Jamision and Bush Roads west of Washington Court House has been completed and is open for use.  Funding was provided by Recreational Trails Grant awarded earlier this year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and a local contribution by Tri-County Triangle Trail in the amount of $27,000.  This is the first of several projects needed to connect Washington Court House with Wilmington.  The trail runs parallel to US 22 on the north side.  Additionally a grant has been awarded to the Clinton County Park District to construct up to 7 miles of the trail in Clinton County with completion expected in May 2016!

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Updated 7/16/2016

Questions?  Email tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com

Trail Maps, Parking, Places to Eat, Water, Restrooms and Picnic Areas along trail  CLICK HERE

Trail Conditions: Excellent (7/18/16):


Trail is in great shape!  The trail berms have been mowed and trail surface is clear of debris.   Use caution near mile marker 16 (1.3 miles west of Frankfort just west of the gazebo) as erosion

caused a washout across trail. It has been fixed but it has a temporary compacted stone patch across pavement.  Our blowers have been used this weekend on trail from Robinson Rd east to Old 35 (8 miles) and from Maple Grove west to Frankfort (7 miles).    


User Guidelines For Multi-use Trails


Please help make the trail safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:

Be Courteous.

All trail users, including bicyclists, joggers, walkers, wheelchairs, skateboarders, bladers and skaters, should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode, speed or level of skill.

Be Predictable.

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.

Keep Right.

Stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing another user.

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: KIDS 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 signals, don't wear 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.

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.

Always Exercise Due Care And Caution!


Good News!  Grant Approved!!!


On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources presented a grant of $500,000 to the city of Washington Court House to extend the Tri-County Triangle Trail from the trail head at Robinson Road west to the City of Washington 2 miles to connect to existing trail at Old Chillicothe Road and to extend the trail from Washington Park in Washington Court House west to the YMCA.

Pictured is Jim Zehringer, Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources (left), Joe Denen, Washington City Manager (right) and center Deb Doles and Doris Hill of Tri-County Triangle Trail accepting a check in the amount of $500,000.  Also pictured, Jackie Doles and Bruce Willis, President of Tri-County Triangle Trail, Ben Roby Washington City Council, Tony Anderson Fayette County Commissioner.


Link to Record Herald article


Ever wonder what our volunteers do to help keep the trail open?  Well, here is a partial list.  In Ross County our volunteers work with the Ross County Park District and County Engineer to assist in trail maintenance.  In Fayette County the Fayette County Engineer mows the Tri-County Triangle Trail 3 to 4 times per year.  Volunteers do all maintenance on the 2 mile Jamison to Bush Friendship Trail.

1. Mow/trim Shaw Wetland Parking area, assist in mowing trail berms

2. Remove fallen limbs, trees and litter from trail

3. Blow debris off trail after storms or county/park district mowing

4. Repaint graffiti damaged, stolen or broken signs

5. Fill potholes with asphalt

6. Mark/remove hazards on trail surface such as ground hog holes and gravel

7. Replace worn or tighten boards on bridge decks

8. Cut back overhead branches and growth along sides of trail

9. Install and maintain benches along trail

10. Remove dead trees along trail that may be danger to users

11. Maintain web site/facebook page supporting trail

12. Operate two major events for fundraising: Cookie Ride and Half Marathon/5K

13. Purchase right-of-way to preserve for future trail development

14. Provide local funding for trail grants (more than $30,000 last year)

15. Support local efforts to improve environment such as the City Farm project along Paint Creek

16. Provided funding and assist in building of installing covered bridge on trail,  the only covered bridge in Fayette County

17. Assisted in building a boardwalk through Shaw Wetland, Vernal Pond and signage at site

18. Fund major improvements such as paving trail from Mills to Fairview Rd in Fayette County at a cost of $27,000!

Want to help!  Email us at tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com



AUGUST 21, 2016



Register Now!  


This is a bicycle tour with distances of 14,21, 35,50,75 and 100 miles.  Pick your distance and enjoy a scenic ride on scenic local low traffic roads and the Tri-County Triangle Trail!  We will have snacks and our famous homemade cookies at the finish and at Washington Court House.  Food is available at local establishments about every 20 miles on the 50, 75 and 100 mile routes.


The terrain on the shorter routes is easy with no or very small hills.  The 50, 75 and 100 mile routes offer some hills (with beautiful vistas), but nothing really steep!


Registration fees:  Individual the registration fee is only $15.00!  Late registration after 8/13/2016 and day of ride it is $20.00


Family registration is $25.00 which includes all members of immediate family.  Please note that online registration only asks for primary registrant, add family members on ride day at registration desk.  After 8/13/2016 fee is $30.00


New this year we will have custom made T-Shirts branded for this event event!  These shirts will keep you cool in the hot summer weather!  But you must register by August 1 to get one!  You can also purchase a 1-year membership to Tri-County Triangle Trail.  Your membership supports the trail and you will receive our newsletter to keep you informed of projects, activities and improvements!


Download and print or read our rider tour digest with information on points of interest, historical sites and more along the route.  This is a must read for tour riders!


You will have the option of purchasing custom Cookie Ride shirt(s) and membership with online registration.  


 Registration is easy!  


You can print and mail the registration form (this is a PDF file). (click here)


Or register securely on line at our event listing at Active.com. (click here)


Please note that Active.com does charge a convenience  fee for online registration for processing payment.


This is a major fund raiser for the trail!  Last year we used proceeds to purchase power a blower to clear debris off the trail!  You will notice the difference this year as you ride the Tri-County Triangle Trail!  100% of proceeds are used to improve the trail!


Hope to see you at the Cookie Ride!

Pictured left is Tri-County Triangle Trail member Mike Beery receiving volunteer of the year award from the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau for his work to help keep the trail enjoyable for users.  Mike help with maintenance with repairs, mowing, clearing debris, trees and brush.  Thanks Mike!  If you see him on the trail be sure to stop and think him for  his work!