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Kokosing Gap Trail

Mt Vernon Ave, Mount Vernon, OH
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Pick the Length of Your Walk or Ride

This is a nice paved path that will readily accommodate hiking, running or biking. Pick your pace... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Thom P
Delaware, Ohio
Beautiful Countryside

The Kokosing Gap Trail is a great place to visit whether you bike or walk. It has several entry and... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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“kenyon college” (15 reviews)
“bike ride” (4 reviews)
Mt Vernon Ave, Mount Vernon, OH
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a nice paved path that will readily accommodate hiking, running or biking. Pick your pace and distance. It is a rails to trails byway. We (wife, 6YO son and me) only covered about half-a-mile out - and then back on foot at a...More

1  Thank Thom P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The Kokosing Gap Trail is a great place to visit whether you bike or walk. It has several entry and exit points across beautiful Knox County to accommodate short walks or longer bike excursions. The trail is family and pet friendly with ample parking for...More

1  Thank WabashMom2019
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The 14-mile Kokosing Gap Trail travels through a landscape of ravines and farmland and passes a beautifully restored train and a cheerful wood caboose. This well maintained Asphalt Rail-Trail trail begins at Phillips Park (Mt. Vernon) flows to towns of Gambier, Howard (about 4 mile...More

1  Thank Jwilleke
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is our favorite path, so scenic and peaceful, even on a Saturday morning! It is well maintained and bikers are polite. There is a lot to do in Mt Vernon and it is nice getting out of Columbus and exploring small towns. This is...More

1  Thank lparzero
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My wife and I enjoy the rails to trails network and have ridden on several of the bike paths in Ohio. So far, I would rate this section as our favorite! The all asphalt path starts in Mt. Vernon and goes along the Kokosing river...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We rode from Mt Vernon to Gambier and back (about 4.5 mi each way). This is a lovely trail , with lots of variety - we saw a beautiful heron sitting on a little island out in the river, stopped by the playground and ball...More

1  Thank MichTraveler8
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is an amazing trail. Just do it. All paved, not crowded, old forest, wildlife, an absolute gem. So pleased we got to spend 4 days on this trail. Never got sick of it and look forward to biking it again some day. Hope the...More

1  Thank 13runner
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We parked and started our ride in Howard at Rotary Park. We rode to Gambier then onto Mt. Vernon where we ate lunch at Parkside Restaurant and Tavern. It was delicious! And then enjoyed the return ride back to Howard.

1  Thank Kat B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I ride my bike on this trail . . .and it is pure pleasure. I stay mostly between Mount Vernon and Danville, and I totallyenjoy myself.

Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We actually started riding 1/4 mile before trailhead, but there is a great parking lot at trailhead. Benches line the trail every 1/2 mile or so which is great for resting and taking in the beauty of this trail. We rode to Howard and back...More

1  Thank Chuck K
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12 May 2016|
Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
The Kenyon College Bookstore in Gambier rents bikes. Y-Not Cycling in Mount Vernon sells bikes, but I'm not sure they rent them.
29 July 2015|
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Response from SandP736 | Reviewed this property |
Near Phillips Park in Mount Vernon which is on Mount Vernon Avenue
Jackie B
1 June 2015|
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Response from SandP736 | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm sorry but I don't think there is anywhere close that rents bikes.