Iron Horse Trail

First Christian Church, 1141 W. Beech St, Alliance 44601

Status Alert: Signage Installation

New directional signage is going up to show the on-road route from Dogwood Trail to Clark Ave.

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Administrative Office: 330.477.3552

On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377

Get in 3.08 miles of hiking or biking on the Iron Horse Trail! This former railroad right-of-way once connected Alliance to Minerva. The limestone surface trail begins at the First Christian Church (FCC)  and continues south to Cenfield St.  A northern connection from the FCC Trailhead uses an on-road route through a neighborhood to a short section of trail before ending at Clark Ave.

Hit the trail with your pet! Just remember that dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners must dispose of pet waste.

Turn by Turn Directions from FCC Trailhead to Clark Ave. (1.43 miles)

Head north on the Iron Horse Trail from the FCC Trailhead on Beech St.  The trail continues to the west, the on-road connection heading toward State St. continues north.
Turn right on Dogwood Trail, left on Cedarwood St., right on Oakwood Dr., right on S. Rockhill Ave., left on Ridgewood Ave., right on Maplewood Dr., and left on Athletic Ct.

The trail picks up again on the right and runs parallel to the Mt. Union athletic fields and crosses W. 23rd St. before bending in front of the water tower and ending at Clark Ave.


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