Added by Dan Barr
Featuring Ohio's only paved bikeway within a state nature preserve, the Blackhand Trail is a excellent scenic cycling getaway in Central Ohio!
Both the eastern and western trailhead have ample parking and access to the Blackhand Trail, which winds its way along the banks of the Licking River for a 4.3 mile one way trip.
While the trail isn't terribly long, it makes up for it in its scenery, staying within eyesight of the Licking River for almost its entire length, and passing through sections of sandstone walls towering dozens of feet above the trail. Wildlife such as white-tailed deer are plentiful along the trail, and the shade provided by the deep ravine's native hemlocks combined with prevailing winds make it a cool place to escape summer's heat.
- Water Bottle
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!
More Adventures Nearby
Hike the Darby Creek Greenway
Ohio / Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Starting your hike from the Cedar Ridge Picnic Area, head north along the Darby Creek Greenway, a well-maintained gravel path that is a multi-use trail alongside cyclists and trail runners.
Run the Ironweed Trail in Glacier Ridge Metro Park
Ohio / Glacier Ridge Metro Park
From the main entrance on the north side of the park, the Ironweed Trail connects the northern, more wooded section of the park with the wetlands to the south. This 2.