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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 4/17/2016

Questions?  Email tricountytriangletrail@gmail.com
 

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

Trail Conditions: Excellent (5/5/16):

 

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

 

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.

Stopping.

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, 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

 

9th Annual Tri-County Trail Half-Marathon and 5k

Is A Success

Thank You For Your Support
April 16, 2016

Brad Lightle Park: Frankfort, Ohio

 

 

We had a great turnout with 116 registered runners, a perfect day and we wish to thank every runner and walker, our generous sponsors!  We raised $3400 to support trail projects!

 

Click here for results.  Please inform us of any errors so we can get them corrected.  Pictures of the event are available on our facebook page.

 

Hope to see you next year and again thanks for supporting the event.  If you pre-registered and could not attend please email us and we will see about getting your shirt and packet to you.

ANNOUNCING!!!!

22ND ANNUAL COOKIE RIDE

AUGUST 21, 2016

BRAD LIGHTLE PARK

FRANKORT, OHIO

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  

 

 

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 is easy!  You can print and mail the registration form (click here) or register and pay securely at Active.com (click here).  

 

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!

 

This is a major fund raiser for the trail!  Last year we purchased 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!