Map of the Slippery Elm Trail in Northwestern Ohio


Slippery Elm Trail

Slippery Elm Trail Ohio map area

Slippery Elm Trail


13 miles




Bowling Green, Rudolph, Portage, North Baltimore


rail trail, farmland, woodlands, rural communities



Regional Trails

The Slippery Elm Trail is a 13-mile long paved pathway that extends between Bowling Green and North Baltimore in Northwestern Ohio. This area is located 20-miles to the south of Toledo.

The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels through wide open farmland. The north end of the trail is located 1 mile from Bowling Green State University.


The Slippery Elm Trail is paved for its entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. Most of the route is located away from traffic and there are relatively few road crossings.


The Slippery Elm Trail goes through the communities of Bowling Green, Rudolph, Portage and North Baltimore.

End Points

The north end of the Slippery Elm Trail is located at 146 and S. Maple Street on the south side of Bowling Green. This location is near Kenwood Elementary School and the Black Swamp Preserve.

There is a trailhead with parking on W. Main Street to the west of the small community of Portage. The trail also goes through the small community of Rudolph.

The south end of the Slippery Elm Trail is located at E. Browadway Street just east of Rhoades Avenue in North Baltimore.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Slippery Elm Trail in Northwestern Ohio.