A Volunteer Non-Profit Supporting Multi-Use Trails in Fayette, Ross and Highland
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a little railroad/trail history! historythe trail!
If you have comments, compliments or concerns about the trail in Fayette County (mile
marker 24.5 to 30.0) please email: Tri-County Triangle Trail Note: the Fayette County
Park District does not maintain or own the Paint Creek Recreational Trail in Fayette
If you have comments, compliments or concerns about the trail in Ross County (mile
marker 4 to 24.5) please email: Ross County Park District or call 740.773.8793.
Trail Safety! Following a few guidelines will prevent unnecessary accidents.
BICYCLISTS MUST YIELD TO ALL OTHER USERS OF TRAIL!
DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH FOR SAFETY REASONS... FOR YOUR PET AND OTHER USERS.
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 or park on private land if parking along
Always Exercise Due Care And Caution!
“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.
Tri-County Triangle Trail Supports Recreation in Fayette and Ross Counties
Since it’s founding in 1991 Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc., an all volunteer group
that has no paid employees or office, has supported the creation and maintenance
of recreational trails for walking, cycling, walking your dog, running or just enjoying
a nature walk. Working closely with the Ross County Park District, Village of Frankfort,
City of Chillicothe, Township Trustees, a 30 plus mile paved trail from Chillicothe
to Washington Court House was constructed.
Tri-County Triangle Trail worked tirelessly to acquire the right-of-way from the
railroad then donate the land to Ross County Park District in Ross County and then
support and assist in the completion of the trail from Washington Court House to
Along the trail you will see the natural beauty of the region including streams,
pastoral country views, wild life and flowers and even a covered bridge! However
maintaining and making improvements to the trail requires funds and labor to mow,
remove dying trees, cut back invasive weeds, repair root damage to pavement, repair
and maintain the signs, pavement surface repairs and construct amenities such as
covered benches. TTT makes funds available to assist in the maintenance and repairs
to the trail and volunteers of Tri-County Trail work regularly in Ross County with
the Ross County Park District and local Township Trustees, City of Washington and
County Engineer in Fayette County to maintain the trail and improve trail user experience.
Our volunteers help with maintenance of the trail. Recently TTT has sealed cracks
in payment and applied an environmental friendly sealant to extend trail life in
Fayette County. We have also converted a bridge to a covered bridge, paved bridge
decks as a maintenance repair, painted stop and stop bars at intersections, replaced
stop signs, repaired vandalism and completed paving of a mile of trail and improved
parking area at the Robinson Rd trail head. Volunteers have repainted the mile markers
on the trail at half-mile intervals starting at Chillicothe and ending at at mile
marker 30.0,Robinson Rd. in Fayette County All these improvements were completed
with the generous donations of trail supporters, income from our annual Cookie Ride,
and small, but important, grants from Fayette Travel and Tourism!
Increasing costs of maintenance as the trail gets “older” and some serious erosion
issues that need attention makes the contributions by supporters to Tri-County Triangle
Trail, Inc. and volunteer work on the trail even more important now than in the
past! To assist in our efforts please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-County Triangle Trail is a 501-c3 non-profit so your contributions are tax deductible
as permited by the IRS. Check with your tax accountant for IRS rules/limits on charitable
Tri-County Triangle Trail, Inc. Board of Directors, members and supporters would
like to thank the Ross County Park District, Ross and Fayette County Commissioners,
Township Trustees where trail is located, the City of Washington Court House and
City of Chillicothe, the Fayette Travel and Tourism for their continued support of
making the Paint Creek Recreational Trail (Formerly the Tri-County Triangle Trail)
the longest and most scenic recreational trail in Southern Ohio!
We look forward to working to continue to improve the trail and keep it open for
generations to come. A priority is to support the effort to properly fund the Ross
and Fayette County Park Districts to meet the challenges of maintaining and improving
the trail and all parks in Ross and Fayette County.
On The Trail Today
Good News! The TTT Cookie Ride will return this summer. Date is Saturday, August
27, 2022. Details coming soon. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information!
TTT has purchased a powered trail blower which can be towed by our Deere Gator or
any vehicle with a hitch. It will be delivered soon and will help keep the trail
clean. UPDATE: The blower was delivered June 9 and has been used to clean trail
from Frankfort to Robinson Rd. (15 miles). See our Facebook page to see video!
The Ross County Park District has obtained the required Ohio EPA and Federal permits
to begin work on the two most serious erosion points on the trail near Veterans Parkway
(mile marker 7) and at Bridge #10 (mile marker 11) west of Hopewell parking lot.
Work on these 2 sites will begin in December 2021 and as a result the trail will
be closed to all users along these sections until completed. TTT paid the $2,000
permit fee to the Ohio EPA. Work is underway to fix the erosion issue.
TTT submitted a grant proposal to Fayette County Travel and Tourism to update and
replace trail information, user and safety signs in Fayette County. We are pleased
to announce that the grant, in the amount of $3,500 has been approved! Order for
signs has been completed an new signs will be arriving soon. This includes new stop,
stop ahead, directional arrows, safety and information including distances to destinations.
Look for signs to be installed in the next month by TTT volunteers.
The Fayette County Engineer has started cutting back brush along the trail from Shaw
Wetland to Fairview Rd. Please use caution when approaching mowing equipment. Pieces
of brush can be thrown from the mower and cause personal injury. Trail users are
advised to wait until operator stops equipment before passing. Please stay back
at least 100 feet. Thank you!
Ross County Park District has mowed and cut back brush on western part of trail to
Fayette County line.
Fayette County Park District is currently working to acquire right-of-way land west
of Wash CH. Tri-County Triangle Trail is assisting with a $5,000 donation towards
the purchase. This is near Jamison Rd and will complete land acquisition to connect
Quick Fact: The Paint Creek Recreational Trail between Washington Court House and
Chillicothe has been designated State Bicycle Route 4. State Bicycle Route 4 connects
Xenia to Marietta as the
Designated East-West Bicycle Route across Ohio! CLICK HERE for Google Map of trail.