A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland
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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
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!
Trail Maps, Parking, Places to Eat, Water, Restrooms and Picnic Areas along trail
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:
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.
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: KIDS AND PETS CAN
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.
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.
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
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
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!