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Armleder Park Trail

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Fairfax Bike Trail

0.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great Miami River Trail

86.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Heritage Trail of Madison

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

8.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Little Miami Scenic Trail

73 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Lunken Airport Bike Path

5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Ohio River Trail (OH)

7.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Ohio to Erie Trail

274.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Shaker Trace Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

2.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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....
OH 2 mi Asphalt
The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...
IN 5.4 mi 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...
OH 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Great Miami River Trail runs from Piqua all the way south to Fairfield, linking numerous towns and cities throughout four Ohio counties. The idea for such a trail was conceived by Dayton’s Horace...
OH 86.2 mi Asphalt
The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....
IN 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail offers 8 miles of paved pathway winding through Lebanon, from downtown to a connection to the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. The trail begins in the north near...
OH 8.2 mi Asphalt
The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the 330-mile network of paved, off-road trails in Ohio’s Miami Valley. The 73-mile paved path runs between Springfield and Newtown (near Cincinnati),...
OH 73 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lunken Airport Bike Path offers a 5-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport. Much of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from flooding of the Little Miami River....
OH 5 mi Asphalt
The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail 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...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, 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...
KY, OH 0.5 mi Concrete
When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important 23-mile connector between downtown, riverfront parks, the city's municipal airport and many neighborhoods. Currently,...
OH 7.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...
OH 274.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...
OH 7.8 mi Asphalt
The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over...
OH 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail connects its two namesake communities on a paved route that winds through East Fork Wildlife Area and along scenic William Harsha Lake. The experience is...
OH 5.4 mi Asphalt

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Mill Creek Greenway Trail

OH - 3 miles

The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail 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...

Little Miami Scenic Trail

OH - 73 miles

The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the 330-mile network of paved, off-road trails in Ohio’s Miami Valley. The 73-mile paved path runs between Springfield and Newtown (near Cincinnati),...

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

IN - 5.4 miles

The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...

Accordion

Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple People Bridge)

KY,OH - 0.5 miles

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...

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

OH - 8.2 miles

The Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail offers 8 miles of paved pathway winding through Lebanon, from downtown to a connection to the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. The trail begins in the north near...

Great Miami River Trail

OH - 86.2 miles

The Great Miami River Trail runs from Piqua all the way south to Fairfield, linking numerous towns and cities throughout four Ohio counties. The idea for such a trail was conceived by Dayton’s Horace...

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

OH - 2.6 miles

The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over...

Armleder Park Trail

OH - 2 miles

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....

Lunken Airport Bike Path

OH - 5 miles

The Lunken Airport Bike Path offers a 5-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport. Much of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from flooding of the Little Miami River....

Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail

OH - 5.4 miles

The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail connects its two namesake communities on a paved route that winds through East Fork Wildlife Area and along scenic William Harsha Lake. The experience is...

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Shaker Trace Trail

OH - 7.8 miles

The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...

Ohio River Trail (OH)

OH - 7.6 miles

When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important 23-mile connector between downtown, riverfront parks, the city's municipal airport and many neighborhoods. Currently,...

Fairfax Bike Trail

OH - 0.8 miles

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...

Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail

OH - 5.4 miles

The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail connects its two namesake communities on a paved route that winds through East Fork Wildlife Area and along scenic William Harsha Lake. The experience is...

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

OH - 2.6 miles

The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over...

Little Miami Scenic Trail

OH - 73 miles

The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the 330-mile network of paved, off-road trails in Ohio’s Miami Valley. The 73-mile paved path runs between Springfield and Newtown (near Cincinnati),...

Armleder Park Trail

OH - 2 miles

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....

Accordion

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

OH - 8.2 miles

The Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail offers 8 miles of paved pathway winding through Lebanon, from downtown to a connection to the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. The trail begins in the north near...

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

IN - 5.4 miles

The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...

Fairfax Bike Trail

OH - 0.8 miles

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...

Great Miami River Trail

OH - 86.2 miles

The Great Miami River Trail runs from Piqua all the way south to Fairfield, linking numerous towns and cities throughout four Ohio counties. The idea for such a trail was conceived by Dayton’s Horace...

Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple People Bridge)

KY,OH - 0.5 miles

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...

Ohio River Trail (OH)

OH - 7.6 miles

When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important 23-mile connector between downtown, riverfront parks, the city's municipal airport and many neighborhoods. Currently,...

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

OH - 3 miles

The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail 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...

Lunken Airport Bike Path

OH - 5 miles

The Lunken Airport Bike Path offers a 5-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport. Much of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from flooding of the Little Miami River....

Shaker Trace Trail

OH - 7.8 miles

The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...

Armleder Park Trail

OH - 2 miles

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....

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

IN - 5.4 miles

The Greendale segment runs 1 mile between Walnut Street and Hollywood Boulevard at Eads Parkway, paralleling Eads Parkway/US 50 on the east side. There's a short gap (0.6 mile) in the trail between...

Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple People Bridge)

KY,OH - 0.5 miles

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...

Little Miami Scenic Trail

OH - 73 miles

The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a jewel in the 330-mile network of paved, off-road trails in Ohio’s Miami Valley. The 73-mile paved path runs between Springfield and Newtown (near Cincinnati),...

Accordion

Ohio to Erie Trail

OH - 274.1 miles

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a planned 320-mile route via several existing trails that span the state of Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. When complete, the...

Ohio River Trail (OH)

OH - 7.6 miles

When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important 23-mile connector between downtown, riverfront parks, the city's municipal airport and many neighborhoods. Currently,...

Lunken Airport Bike Path

OH - 5 miles

The Lunken Airport Bike Path offers a 5-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport. Much of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from flooding of the Little Miami River....

Heritage Trail of Madison

IN - 2 miles

The Heritage Trail of Madison connects the downtown of Madison, Indiana, with its steep hilltop section. Begin your journey at the intersection of Vaughn Drive and Vernon Street along the Ohio River....

Great Miami River Trail

OH - 86.2 miles

The Great Miami River Trail runs from Piqua all the way south to Fairfield, linking numerous towns and cities throughout four Ohio counties. The idea for such a trail was conceived by Dayton’s Horace...

Shaker Trace Trail

OH - 7.8 miles

The Shaker Trace Trail forms a loop around Miami Whitewater Forest, the largest county-run park in Hamilton County. The fully-accessible, paved trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the park’s...

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

OH - 3 miles

The growing Mill Creek Greenway Trail 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...

Fairfax Bike Trail

OH - 0.8 miles

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...

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

OH - 2.6 miles

The Sharon Woods Loop Trail encircles a picturesque lake in popular Sharon Woods in Sharonville. The county park offers a visitor center, boathouse, golf course, picnic areas and athletic fields over...

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

OH - 8.2 miles

The Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail offers 8 miles of paved pathway winding through Lebanon, from downtown to a connection to the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail. The trail begins in the north near...

Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail

OH - 5.4 miles

The Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail connects its two namesake communities on a paved route that winds through East Fork Wildlife Area and along scenic William Harsha Lake. The experience is...

Recent Trail Reviews

Little Miami Scenic Trail

@hile

June, 2017 by jnabridg

Hey Armstrong, just relax and enjoy the ride...:)

Ohio to Erie Trail

Ohio to Erie Trail

May, 2017 by debgreitzer

A friend and I rode this route in May 2017, from South to North. Signage is excellent in Cincinnati and as far as Columbus. Once we hit the waterfront in downtown Columbus signage was sparse, and we ended up missing the turn onto Neil Rd, which takes you to the area near the Arena, and instead rode several miles along the Scioto River trail before we realized our mistake.

Signage was also sparse (nonexistent) at the Cleveland end. We ended up following signs for the Towpath, which took us through a questionable part of town, and eventually reconnected with the end of the trail, off of Franklin. Signage even after we returned to the route was nonexistent all the way to the end at Edgewater Park.

I will say that the recent maps, issued in February 2017, are excellent and now include designations for bike shops, definitely a plus.

The route was for the most part fabulous riding. We were self-contained and did fairly short days, taking about 10 days to complete the route. We also did a spur up to Springboro, which was gorgeous horse country riding, and although on roads, fairly low traffic. We especially enjoyed riding around Millersburg and sharing the trail with buggies. All the trails were in very good shape, and even the crushed limestone (the Northernmost two days) was well maintained and relatively smooth to ride.

The State of Ohio definitely deserves kudos for what they’ve put together. It’s amazing to be able to ride across a state almost entirely on bike path. We came from California just to ride this route, and it was well worth it.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Disappointing

May, 2017 by hile

We rode this trail because of all the 5 star reviews. Our experience was definitely different. The trail is flat, boring, and exceedingly overgrown, and, there are too few comfort stations. The only bright spots were the towns along the trail and some of the eating and drinking establishments in these towns. We will not return.

Accordion

Great Miami River Trail

Tale of two trails

April, 2017 by jmk355

I rode only the northern end (Huber Heights to Piqua and back approx. 60 mi) and found it to be quite scenic and interesting ride. Surface generally in good shape and smooth. The southern portion of my trip, especially in Montgomery county was well signed and easy to follow where the trail diverts and how far to the next notable trailheads. The middle section (especially around Troy) was very poorly signed and more than once did I need to double back to find where the trail continued. The trail is marked every 1/4 mile, so in theory if you go on too far without the next mileage mark, you should wonder if you strayed, but that's not a reliable system. I particularly note the lack of signage at the Eldean covered bridge about the trail crossing the street and going behind a baseball diamond as an example. Signage picked up somewhat around Piqua.
The loop around Piqua made the perfect turning spot and provided many interesting sights throughout town.

Great Miami River Trail

First sentence is wrong

April, 2017 by daytoncapri

No, the Great Miami River Trail DOES NOT run from Piqua all the way south to Fairfield.

It comes to a dead halt at Middletown, and then picks up again in Hamilton, going south. That's a major gap, with no clear, safe way to bridge it.

It's a fine trail. I've ridden it often. It's particularly pretty along the river from north of Dayton to south of Piqua.

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

Nice Trail

April, 2017 by mlehoffie

This trail was a nice trail for the beginning of the season. I am a casual rider and it is fairly short and flat trail. Nice tunnels and bridges. One thing I don't like is that it is not marked very well and if you are riding along the flood wall towards Hollywood Casino the trail just dead ends although the map says you can go further. If you ride into Aurora, the path is not marked and you have to make your own path through the town once you cross the large metal bridge.

Great Miami River Trail

Great Miami River Trail

March, 2017 by elrwillis

March 13, 2017: Good news for GMRT users. The I-75 renovation project in downtown Dayton is complete and the GMRT is no longer re-routed onto city streets. The original bike trail has been repaved and is open to riders.

PLUS, the two River Run Projects in downtown Dayton are nearly finished (Grand Opening of the River Runs scheduled for May 5th, 2017) The GMRT runs right past the two canoe/kayak river chutes next to RiverScape metro park.

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

Great for a Workout

March, 2017 by mike.c.brothers

I wouldn't recommend taking someone who wants a casual ride here, but for an actual workout with varied terrain it is great. There is no truly flat mile, and the wind often is in your face going towards the bike trail (which is downhill). There are some road crossings but the number of cars are minimal...and its Lebanon, people are normally willing to let you through.

But yes, if you are out of shape, be willing to walk. I'm in decent fitness and I max out going 8 mph on the 150 foot 7-10% grade hill located at mile marker 2 (0 is at the loveland trail). There is also another 150 foot hill with 5-7% grade hill at mile marker 5.5.

So in short, if you want a workout, great trail. If you want to take your little kids or Grandma and Grandpa...I'd drive to the Little Miami.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Best trail in US.

January, 2017 by scott leisz

My wife and I have ridden this entire trail many times in segments as well as connecting trails. All trails are paved. Trail follows Little Miami River, and is generally tree lined so can ride it year round. It is very pretty. So I will divide this into 3 sections south middle and north. SOUTH segment--Trail has been extended to about 3 miles south of the golf center where it ends roughly east across the river from Lunken airport. Stay at the Mairimont Best Western if doing south section. From the hotel Trail is 1 mile away down 50 west. You can ride to it or drive down and park at the new 50 West brew pub. South segment is busiest segment. Ride north by Milford to Loveland which is a very cool bike friendly town. Can eat at Julian's or Paxton's both on the trail in Loveland. Bike shop in Loveland too. But no place to stay in Loveland. North of Loveland is prettiest part of trail with very few road crossings. We go up to about Lebanon then go back south. MIDDLE segment--if doing middle section can Stay in Lebanon at Hardy's B & B or the Golden Lamb hotel. Lebanon is a very cool town too. You have to take the Lebanon trail 8 miles to connect to Little Miami trail. Lebanon trail has a BIG hill on the way back. Or drive to the Little Miami Trail and park at Lebanon trail head. If go south from there can go to Loveland. Going north go through Morrow then on to Oregonia. There can eat at Little River Bar-- a bikers bar but very cool. Continue north by Waynsville through Spring Valley to Xenia. Not much in Xenia. Waynsville is 1 mile off the trail but a cool town and can get something to eat there too. Middle segment is not heavily used. But very pretty. In Xenia can get the Ohio to Erie Trail to go on to Columbus. NORTH segment--Here can stay at Yellow Springs at Morgan House B&B or at a new hotel Mills Park Hotel. Several places to eat and drink in town. Yellow Springs is a Very quirky cool bike friendly college town. Trail here is new and wide. Not very busy either. Going south from Yellow Springs takes you to Xenia. Can go as far south as you want. Or pick up Ohio to Erie trail in Xenia towards Columbus. Can turn around at Cedarville another cool town. In Cederville can stay at Hearthstone Inn. Going north from Yellow Springs you go through Springfield an old town that has seen better days. A little sketchy through this town. Then can go north all the way to Urbana. Nothing in Springfield.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September, 2016 by acannefax

I rode from a spot on the trail near Morgan Canoe Livery in Oregonia which was nearby our campsite, to Xenia, and then caught the Creekside trail to Beavercreek Station. This route fit my time-frame and the general direction I needed to be going. This trail is beautiful - it had rained the night before and it was damp and fall-feeling. Even though it was a Thursday morning, damp and in the 50s, plenty of people were out using the trail. It is beautiful and tree-covered the entire way, the pavement is in great shape, and the signage is very well done and helpful. Too bad I did not have time to stay in the area longer and do more of this trail system. Thanks Ohio!!!!

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Beautiful fall day ride

September, 2016 by purejoyriding

We rode this trail by starting in downtown Lebanon and rode the trail from there to the YMCA connector trail to the Little Miami. Be advised if you start here as we did there is a section in Lebanon of road riding and until you connect with Little Miami there are several decent hills and one large one which are fun downhill but challenging uphill, especially the large one. The connection was made to Little Miami north of Loveland and from there the ride is flat, shady, and breathtakingly beautiful ride in woods along the river. We stopped in Loveland and explored by foot and as many others have noted this is a wonderful trailhead with many dining options and ice cream places. We returned to Lebanon and we had been so impressed with Loveland we returned by car to have supper and explore old Loveland area more and we were not disappointed. This is a very active and friendly community. When we ride this again we will start at Loveland. As the sign for Loveland says, it is the sweetheart of Ohio.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Great trail and towns/ detour info

September, 2016 by robinsonfk

My wife and I rode the southern end of the Little Miami Trail on September 19, and it is perfect trail road bikes or hybrids. It is a scenic, shady, and well-paved route mostly through rural countryside with occasional river and pasture views, interspersed with small towns. We started in Loveland where the trail bisects the downtown and parking is plentiful. Montgomery Bike Shop, one of the friendliest and largest bike shops I’ve seen, is in Loveland along with Julian’s Deli, where we had such a great BLT we returned the next day. We rode north on the trail through Morrow (the ice cream shop was apparently closed on weekdays) to a trail closure a short distance south of Ft Ancient Park. No detour route was posted and the rural roads were a bit rough, so we returned to Loveland for lunch and a pleasant walk through the town. Heading south from Loveland we encountered another closure near Milford (another nice town with dining 1 block off the trail), but crews were laying gravel for a detour of about 200 yards that was easy to walk. At the southern end of the trail, there is parking at the Little Miami Golf Center (small fee for parking) or a nearby public trailhead, but not the inviting atmosphere of Loveland. An extension of the trail continues to an abrupt dead end 3+- miles south of the Golf Center, with plans to connect that point to downtown Cincinnati. The Mariemont Inn proved to be a great place to stay (apparently the only hotel in Mariemont) not far from the trailhead, with several good dining options and a wonderful theatre nearby showing only independent films. We look forward to discovering the remainder of the trail, but Loveland and Mariemont are true gems.

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