The paved Kokosing Gap Trail runs about 14 miles on an old railroad bed from Mount Vernon to Danville, OH. The trail features farmland and forest, with two scenic bridges over the Kokosing River, plus a surprising amount of shade. Water and facilities available at the trailheads, benches are located regularly along the trail. A key part of the Ohio to Erie Trail Network, continue eastward through Danville to the Mohican Valley Trail. The Kokosing Gap Trail is maintained and funded totally by volunteers and donations. (Detailed map and photos below.)
Kokosing Gap Trail
Location: Mount Vernon to Danville, Knox County, OH (See map)
Distance: Just under 14 miles
Y-Not Cycling (Mt. Vernon; rentals, sales, service)
The trail passes through Gambier, home of Kenyon College. A train exhibit is at Gambier, plus access from the trail to the Environmental Studies Center at Kenyon College and its butterfly garden.
A local labor of love - a fact that made us appreciate our trail ride even more. The Kokosing Gap Trail is owned by the Knox County Commission and is overseen by a 15-member volunteer board, operated as a 501(c)(3). In co-operation with the Knox County Park District, the trail is maintained by volunteers, with the help of gifts and donations. Thanks to all, a fun visit.
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