Pioneer Trail

2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

Status Alert: Future Trail Work

A 965 ft. section on the trail near Cleveland Ave. will remain as grass until grading work can be completed by Malone University as part of an upcoming construction project.

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.)

Trail Mileage
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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  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking


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