The Heart of Ohio Trail begins at the C. A. & C. Depot 501 S. Main St. Mount Vernon 43050 and runs to the Village of Centerburg. The newest section of the Heart of Ohio Trail (Huffman Rd. to N. Clayton St.) is due to be completed by mid-October 2016. This section of trail has a 182′ pre-fabricated bridge that spans U.S. 36/S. R. 3., where once a railroad bridge was located at Lytle Rd. This phase of trail development is made possible through an Ohio Department of Transportation grant, with required local match from the Knox County Park District levy.
The Heart of Ohio Trail, when completed, will offer close to 20 miles of walking, in-line skating and biking trail. The trail is maintained by the Heart of Ohio Trail group, a 501c3 volunteer board and organization. The trail surface is comprised of smooth, high-grade asphalt. The picturesque, high-quality Dry Creek stream cascades along several portions of the trail, offering trail participants soothing sounds. There are 19 bridges on the Heart of Ohio Trail as it crosses over the Dry Creek which switches back and forth and meanders on its way to the Kokosing State Scenic River .
Parking access is found in Memorial Park in Centerburg, 59 Johnsville Rd. Centerburg 43011; in Mount Liberty, 7180 Simmons Church Road Centerburg 43011; 7760 Thayer Rd. Mount Vernon 43050 and at the C. A. and C. Depot, 501 S. Main St. Mount Vernon 43050. The Huffman Rd. to N. Clayton St. will have parking at 2750 Huffman Rd. Centerburg 43011.