Dayton, Ohio (OH) Trails & Maps

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  • 4-C Bicentennial Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 4C Bicentennial Trail is one of several throughout Wilmington, OH, and runs between Southeast Neighborhood Park and Fife Avenue (CR 82), just across the road from the south end of Denver Williams Memorial Park. The trail passes through a ...
  • Armleder Park Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Armleder Park Trail loops along a wide, paved route through the open meadows of the park, located east of Cincinnati. At the southeast end you'll find an overlook of the Little Miami River. The Armleder Park Trail links to the Lunken Airport ...
  • Buck Creek Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Buck Creek Trail runs between Buck Creek State Park and Plum Street by Wittenberg University. At its eastern end in Buck Creek State Park, the trail makes a loop and heads into 2 different directions bordering the southwest side of the reservoir. The ...
  • California Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Woodchips

    The California Junction Trail is one of two National Recreation Trails located in the 115-acre California Woods Nature Preserve. Located near the mouth of the Little Miami and Ohio Rivers, the former rail line was operated by the Cincinnati, ...
  • Camp Chase Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Camp Chase Rail-Trail is a paved, 5-mile pathway stretching from Lilly Chapel to Georgesville in central Ohio's Madison County. It will one day total 11 miles and extend into Franklin County and the Columbus metro area. It gets its name ...
  • Cardinal Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: IN
    Length: 62 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana, stretches more than 60 miles from Marion to Richmond along a former CSX railroad corridor. The trail takes its name from the Cardinal, the passenger train that once regularly ran the ...
  • Creekside Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 15-mile paved trail cuts a swift route from Xenia to Dayton, passing a variety of sites, including drag racetracks and quiet museums. If you want more trail options, start at the Train Depot in Xenia, where the Little Miami Scenic Trail, ...
  • Fairfax Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fairfax Trail is just 0.8 mile long and parallels the north side of Murray Avenue between Settle Street in Mariemont and La Crosse Avenue in Madisonville. There are plans to link the Fairfax Trail to another trail planned to run between ...
  • Great Miami River Recreation Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 80.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Great Miami River Recreation Trail runs from Piqua all the way south to Fairfield, Ohio, linking numerous towns and cities throughout four Ohio counties. As the name suggests, the trail follows the banks of the Miami River for much of its ...
  • Greenville Creek Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Greenville Creek Trail is nice, albeit short, retreat through suburban Greenville. The paved path follows its namesake creek, passing under streets and linking neighborhood parks with the downtown. The trail runs for 0.5 mile between Alice ...
  • Hydraulic Canal Run

    State: OH
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Hydraulic Canal Run begins in picturesque French Park, where stands of mature trees provide the perfect shady spots to picnic. From here, you can also connect to Piqua City Linear Park, a rail-trail that extends 5 miles across the city. From ...
  • Iron Horse Trail (OH)

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 5.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

    The 5.4 mile Iron Horse Trail utilizes approximately 2 miles of former Penn Central right-of-way, providing users a pleasant grass trail through neighborhoods as well as links with the Iron Horse Park. Future plans are to link the trail from ...
  • Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lebanon Countryside YMCA trail offers 8 miles of paved walking,running and biking, starting in downtown Lebanon and connecting to the Little Miami Scenic Trail. CAUTION: Near the midpoint of the YMCA trail there is a steep hill that ends ...
  • Little Miami Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 78 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the crown of Ohio rail-trails. The 78-mile paved path links Terrace Park near Cincinnati to Springfield, a dozen towns and four counties to the north. It passes through quaint small towns, beautiful ...
  • Lowe's Drive Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lowe's Connector Trail parallels Lowe's Drive in Wilmington, OH, and links Rombach Avenue with Prairie Road; however, this is no sidewalk once you reach Prairie Road. The trail is best used to access shopping centers along Lowe's Drive from ...
  • Lunken Airport Bike Path

    State: OH
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lunken Airport Bike Path is a 5-mile loop trail that circles Lunken's airport. Much of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from flooding of the Little Miami River. The paved path is wide and affords many nice views of ...
  • Luther Warren Peace Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Luther Warren Peace Path is shady 1.2-mile journey along a level paved surface, delightfully cool in summer. The trail includes two old railroad bridges, one covered and built as a local Boy Scout project. There is a link to the path from ...
  • Mad River Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mad River Recreation Trail follows the Mad River in northeastern Dayton. It is currently available in two disconnected segments with a gap through Eastwood Park in the middle. The western section begins at Webster Street in RiverScape ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (Minster to Fort Loramie)

    State: OH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (New Breman to Minster)

    State: OH
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (Spencerville to St. Marys)

    State: OH
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal (St. Marys to New Breman)

    State: OH
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath was created through the Ohio Trails Act. The trail is broken into five segments ranging from 3 miles to 14 miles between the towns of Delphos and Fort Loramie. Each segment ...
  • Miami & Erie Canal Towpath Overview

    State: OH
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Miami & Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1845, an engineering marvel stretching from Cincinnati to Toledo. This canal was heavily used until competition from the railroad caused the decline of the canal system. The Miami & Erie Canal ...
  • Mill Creek Greenway

    State: OH
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The growing Mill Creek Greenway follows one of Cincinnati’s most important urban waterways and will one day stretch 14 miles through the city's northern neighborhoods. Groundwork Cincinnati is a community-based nonprofit that works to develop ...
  • Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple People Bridge)

    Rail-Trail

    State: KY, OH
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Newport Southbank Bridge, commonly known as the Purple People Bridge due to its unique paint scheme, links the large Ohio city of Cincinnati with Newport, Kentucky, a medium-sized city rapidly becoming the entertainment hub of fast-growing ...
  • Ohio River Trail (OH)

    State: OH
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important connector between downtown, riverfront parks, and many neighborhoods. It currently runs through T.M. Berry International Friendship Park, named for the city's first ...
  • Ohio to Erie Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 320 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Ohio to Erie Trail spans the state of Ohio from a tributary of the Ohio River in Cincinatti to Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie. When complete, this trail will connect four of Ohio's metropolitan cities, a dozen large towns, and numerous ...
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Connector (Dayton)

    State: OH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Paul Laurence Dunbar Connector is built along the south bank of Wolf Creek. The trail starts in downtown Dayton where the Wolf Creek empties into the Great Miami River. Eventually, the Paul Laurence Dunbar Connector will join with the 13-mile ...
  • Piqua City Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The City of Piqua officially dedicated its 5.5 mile paved multi-use trail on May 6, 2001. Since then, the trail has received highly favorable reviews from bikers, rollerbladers, joggers and walkers. The trail has many sections and features, ...
  • Prairie Grass Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 29 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Prairie Grass Trail is an important piece of the Ohio to Erie Trail, the extensive cross-state, 320-mile trail. This beautifully maintained asphalt rail-trail segment stretches 29 miles between London and Xenia, generally following US 42. ...
  • Roberts Pass Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Roberts Pass Trail runs from downtown London, Ohio, to rural Fairfield Township. The trail passes through farmland for 6.5 miles, although dense tree cover shades the route at all times. Although the trail might not offer varied scenery, ...
  • Shaker Trace Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Miami Whitewater Forest has much to offer any Cincinnati hiker interested in getting away from the daily grind for an hour or a day. You can enjoy an ice cream by the lake, or hike into the woods to observe the diverse wildlife. The three ...
  • Sharon Woods Loop Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sharon Woods Loop Trail circles a picturesque lake in this popular park in the Hamilton County Park District. Sharon Woods offers a visitor center, picnic areas and athletic fields.
  • Simon Kenton Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 17.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Simon Kenton Trail is a tribute to the hardworking volunteer group that built and maintains the corridor, once part of the Erie-Lackawanna rail line. The rail-trail is well designed, has extensions and improvements in the offing and has ...
  • Stillwater River Bikeway

    State: OH
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. The trail's northern end begins in Harrison Township at Sinclair Park, a pleasant place to ...
  • Tecumseh Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This short 2 mile paved rail-trail skirts the quaint town of New Carlisle. The trail takews you through some beautiful wooded areas as well as connects Brubaker and Smith Park. Currently the trail ends at the popular Wot-A-Dog restaurant along ...
  • Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's funeral train in 1865. Tecumseh Trail offers ...
  • Tri-County Triangle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 31.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Tri-County Triangle Trail is a 52-mile rail-trail project that will eventually connect Washington Court House, Chillicothe, Frankfort and Greenfield, Ohio. Currently, about 28.6 non-continuous miles of the trail completed are as follows: * ...
  • Union City Gateway Connector Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This one mile paved trail is significant in that it is the first trail to cross the Indiana/Ohio border. The gateway is highlighted by the beautifully lanscaped park on both sides of the border along State Street. Eventual connections to the ...
  • Wolf Creek Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Wolf Creek Recreation Trail northwest of Dayton is a well-maintained asphalt trail stretching 13 miles between Trotwood in Montgomery County and Verona in Preble County. Reflecting the nature of the densely settled areas, there are many ...
  • Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 4.58 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The trail runs from Maple Street in downtown Fairborn along the North side of Kauffman Avenue to National Road. At that point the trail crosses Kauffman to the South side and follows the fence line of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to the Wright ...
  • Xenia-Jamestown Connector

    Rail-Trail

    State: OH
    Length: 15.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Xenia–Jamestown Connector Trail links these two eponymous trails, and travels east beyond Jamestown to the Green—Fayette county line at Rosemoor Road. In Xenia the trail links at a hub with the Little Miami Scenic Trail, the Creekside Trail ...
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