Kokosing Gap Trail is a paved, 14-mile recreational trail built
on a former Pennsylvania Railroad line with endpoints in Mount Vernon
and Danville, Ohio.
Visitors will traverse
the Kokosing River twice on railroad bridges more than 250 feet
long, with forests, wetlands, agriculture and villages along the
way. Awesome flora and wildlife make it a great way to commune with
nature and shape up at the same time!
Alco 0-6-0 locomotive and a 1924 Chesapeake & Ohio caboose
sits next the Trail in Gambier and a wonderful park with play structure
is adjacent to the Trail in Howard.
Water fountains and
restrooms are available on the Trail in Mount Vernon, Gambier and
Howard. In Danville, facilities are in Memorial Park. Water is turned
off and restrooms closed mid-November to mid-April. The Howard restroom
is open all year.
Park benches are located
along the Trail about every 1/2 mile, and a public phone is available
at the shelter in Gambier.
The Trail is open 24
hours a day, 365 days a year. It is the largest, paved rail-to-trail
park in the United States maintained solely by donations and volunteers.
Its non-profit board relys solely on gifts, contributions and volunteers
for support of day-to-day operations and maintenance.