The Olentangy Greenway Trail – A Pathway to Worthington
From charming neighborhoods to outstanding food, music and art, there is so much to love about Worthington. Another, perhaps lesser-known, benefit to calling Worthington home is the city’s close proximity to the Olentangy Greenway Trail.
Stretching 13.6 miles from Worthington to Downtown Columbus, the Olentangy Trail provides an expansive scenic escape for cyclists and pedestrians alike. The trail meanders along the Olentangy River, allowing access to neighborhoods, parks, athletic facilities, playgrounds, natural areas and The Ohio State University campus.
Thanks to the Wilson Bridge Multi-Use Trail, which opened in 2014, Worthington residents can quickly and easily access the north section of the Greenway Trail. The city's growing community of biking enthusiasts quickly embraced the connector, and it continues to introduce visitors to all that Worthington has to offer.
If you’re new to cycling, need a tune up or simply want to connect with other riders in the area, stop by Ride Home, Worthington’s favorite local bike and coffee shop. The friendly staff knows a thing or two about Columbus’ many bike trails, and they're happy to answer any questions you might have.
If you’ve never had an opportunity to explore the Greenway Trail, we encourage you to dust off the old bike and check it out. Here are a few reasons Worthington folks love having the trail in their backyard.
- Exercise – Whether you’re training for this year’s Pelotonia or just looking for a nice, smooth ride with the family, the Olentangy Greenway Trail is the perfect place to get some exercise. In addition to cycling, the path is also great for running, walking and rollerblading.
- Nature – Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? The Olentangy Trail offers a serene natural environment surrounded by wildlife, water, majestic woods and flowers of all varieties. In addition to the many family-friendly parks that line the path, boaters, kayakers and fisherman also enjoy direct access to the Olentangy River.
- Commuting – Tired of fighting traffic on your way to work? Why not put the “green” in Greenway and commute by bike? Thanks to the Olentangy Trail, Worthington residents who work in places like Clintonville, downtown Columbus or at Ohio State can now enjoy a calm, quiet and energizing trip back and forth to the office. Sounds good, doesn’t it?