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Scioto Trail

The first greenway trail built in Columbus, this route travels along the downtown riverfront.  A second connecting section runs along the west bank of the Scioto, from Souder Avenue to Dodge Park.  From North Bank Park to Bicentennial Park, the path is the spine of the city's famous Scioto Mile, a string of prominent parks, civic landmarks, and promenades.  At the south edge of downtown, the path winds through Scioto Audubon Park, including a trailhead at the Audubon Nature Center. At the north edge of downtown, the trail directly connects to the Olentangy Trail, and continues north 4 miles to its current terminus at W. 5th Ave. Trail users may also access the Scioto Trail using the Hilltop Connector located at the corner of McKinley Ave. and Harper Rd.

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department sponsored a biking and walking study for the area from 5th Avenue to Griggs Park, between US 33/Riverside Drive and McKinley Avenue/Dublin Road. An online open house and community meetings were completed in September 2020. Read the final report here.

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  Scioto Trail Map