The trail follows two former rail lines forming a North Fork and South Fork, which converge at Jerome Road in Maumee, near the Fallen Timbers Battlefield.
The North Fork runs east and west for 46 miles, from Maumee to Montpelier, Ohio, coming within 15 miles of the Indiana state line. It is paved to SR 109 near Delta. A paved connection links the Wabash Cannonball with the 5.3-mile Oak Openings Preserve all-purpose trail. Between Fallen Timbers and Oak Openings, the North Folk passes through Cannonball Prairie Metropark.
The South Fork takes a southwesterly route, running 17 miles from Maumee to the edge of Liberty Center, Ohio. It passes through the Village of Whitehouse and the Maumee State Forest. It is connected to Blue Creek Metropark in Whitehouse by road and trail. The south fork is paved to the Lucas County line.
The trail is connected to the Fallen Timbers Battlefield on Jerome Road, and to the Fallen Timbers Monument and Side Cut Metropark via a bike-pedestrian bridge over US 24. A connector trail parallels River Road through Side Cut.
Where the paved sections of the trail end, the remainder has a railroad cinder ballast base, which is suitable for mountain bikes and horses.
The Wabash Cannonball Trail is a project of Metroparks, the Board of Lucas County Commissioners, Lucas County Engineer, the Village of Whitehouse, the City of Maumee and the Northwest Ohio Rails To Trails Association. Metroparks rangers and, in some sections, local jurisdictions, patrol the trail within Lucas County.
The paved portions of the trail are accessible. See the interactive map for more details.
North and South Fork
Fallen Timbers Monument, US24 (connected by bridge)
Fallen Timbers Battlefield Metropark Visitor Center, Jerome Road
The Shops at Fallen Timbers
Monclova Elementary School, Monclova Road
Cannonball Prairie Metropark
Keener Park, Monclova
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Springbrook Area
Maumee State Forest
Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association, Delta
Village of Whitehouse
Blue Creek Metropark, Whitehouse
Tom Duvendack Mile
A mile of the North Folk, west of Fulton-Lucas Rd., is dedicated in honor of Tom Duvendack, former manager of Oak Openings Preserve, who died in 2019. Tom was one of the leaders who advocated for the Wabash Cannonball, and remained involved with the Northwestern Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association after his retirement from Metroparks.