Ohio to Erie Trail

A Midwest Rail Trail Adventure
Doug Lukach
Price :
Duration :
8 days
Support :
Inn to Inn
Difficulty :
Level 3

Welcome to the Ohio to Erie Trail (OTET), a scenic 326-mile trail linking the Ohio River in Cincinnati to Lake Erie in Cleveland. This Ohio statewide corridor of trails and on-road routes connect the south to the north, traversing four major cities, numerous quaint small towns, and miles of countryside. The entirety of the OTET is open to bike touring, with 83 percent of the trail on off-street trails made up of hard gravel or paved surfaces. Considerable portions of the OTET are through parks such as Little Miami State Park and at least 20 miles within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Our group will dip our back tires in the Ohio River under Cincinnati’s historic Roebling Suspension Bridge in Smale Park, and end by dipping our front tires in Lake Erie at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, hence the Ohio (river) to (lake) Erie Trail. This is the longest continuous bike path, also known as Ohio Bike Route 1, and is a trail meant to be enjoyed.

We’ll leave with a deep appreciation for the beauty and character of Ohio.

e-bike friendly: Click to read our FAQ


Additional Details
Start Location:
Cincinnati, OH
End Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl. (CVG), Cleveland Hopkins Intl. (CLE)
Total Days:
Riding Days:
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Average Daily Mileage:
Indoor Dining
Level 3
Rolling Hills
Single Supplement:

Know before you go

End of Tour Options: Our tour will end by riding into Cleveland, then a shuttle back down to Cincinnati on day 8. For those wishing to stay in Cincinnati longer, you can choose to depart the tour there.

Information for eBike riders:
Because every rider, eBike, road condition, and elevation profile is different, it is ultimately up to the participant to judge best whether their battery will last through each tour day. We recommend using pedal assist in its lowest setting or off when not needed to maximize battery range. Bringing a second battery is also recommended. Remember, there is no vehicle support on our inn-to-inn trips, and you would need to carry the extra battery along with all of your other things.