The Richards River Trail is named in honor of William J. Richards, a good friend and supporter of the Pickaway County Park District. Mr. Richards is allowing the Park District a lease of the top of his dike that runs south of where the Pickaway Trail crosses the Towpath Trail along the Scioto River. This beautiful grassed path allows for the scenic viewing of the Scioto River. The Richards River Trial is approximately 2.5 miles long and make a good 4-mile loop when combined with the Towpath Trail and Connector Trail. Please note that farm equipment frequently crosses the Connector Trail and sections of the Richards River Trail. Along this peaceful walk you have the opportunity to see the eagles nest on the east side of the Scioto River, osprey nests over by the quarry as well as other birds at the wetland. Please note that a portion of this trail is closed from April 1st to July 15th due to a nesting pair of Eagles, who are federally protected. Please obey the signage.