2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709
Status Alert: Trail Closed Due to Nearby Construction
The Pioneer Trail will be closed from Cleveland Ave. to the fence opening near the Malone University campus sign for a construction project on the campus. Please follow all posted trail closure signage.
Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset
Administrative Office: 330.477.3552
On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377
The 1.34 mile Pioneer Trail connects Market Ave. to Cleveland Ave. in Canton. It begins near Rt. 62 and Market Ave. and travels west through Canton City’s Weis Park and along the perimeter of the Malone University Campus before ending at Cleveland Ave. The grassland habitat features several inclines and declines on a crushed limestone trail surface. Two areas of the trail are denoted in red and travel through parking lots. The trail was built in partnership with the City of Canton, Canton City Parks and Recreation, Malone University, and Stark Parks and funded by a Clean Ohio grant through Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Parking is available at Weis Park off of Harvard Ave NW (between 25th & 30th St.)
Market Ave. to Harvard Ave. – .43 mile
Harvard Ave. to Cleveland Ave. – .91 mile
The long-term plan is to connect east to the Middle Branch Trail and west to the West Branch Trail. The City of Canton is working on a designated on-road route to accomplish these connections.
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The Stark County Park District prohibits the use of motorized vehicles in this park and on its trails. Sections of trail may not be suitable for wheelchair access. Weather may impact the accessibility of trails, always use caution.