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Explore the best rated trails in Lima, OH. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Triplett Pathway and Decatur Greenway. With more than 25 trails covering 349 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

Not paved

October, 2022 by rdhemm63

We live just 20 miles from this path. And did it for the first time yesterday. We did New Breman to St Marys. Started out beautiful but a mile out of town we lost the path. Only to find out it is a grass path between the canal and a corn field. Would be beautiful quiet walking path. But for sure not for bikes. We cut around and did some back roads and tried again further north. But the whole way from NB to SM is grass. May need to check out further south.

Jim Simmons Memorial Trail

Nice Views But Better for Walking

August, 2022 by 89hyzdnh6z

This trail is along a creek and has nice water, forest, and flower views but is not for the serious road bicyclist. The trail is narrow and very curvy so you can’t get any speed. There is one short hill that would be too steep for a person doing “neighborhood bicycling”. The trail would be great for walking.

Great Miami River Trail

Best Trail in the Area

August, 2022 by brea.denise

Long review for a long trail. This is my favorite trail by far in the area. I broke this trail up and completed it in sections starting from Piqua. There are plenty of restrooms and parking. Mostly shaded and cool because it runs along the river. Once you get to downtown Dayton there are several connectors to other trails along with a concession stand near riverscape if you want a quick bite to eat.


Great Miami River Trail

Scenic, Smooth, Frustrating

August, 2022 by daveschreiber

Great diverse scenery, for the most part smooth, well-kept, asphalt pavement but there are a number of intersections that are nor clearly marked as to which direction to go. My brother and I rode from Franklin to Piqua and there is a split in Dayton you have to watch for otherwise you'll go down the Mad River trail. The next area where there were a number of intersections that were not clearly marked was when you got close to Troy. There was one intersection where you had to make a 90 degree turn after crossing a bridge that was very poorly marked. There should be clear consistent arrows at each intersection indicating the direction the main trail continues. It was too easy at many of these to go the wrong way and find out a mile later you better turn around and go back.

Wabash Cannonball Trail

Pleasantly surprising

July, 2022 by jmk355

Parked at Keener Park, which has a lot of parking, restrooms and water. Rode east until turn on southern leg, went to Fulton-Lucas Rd (CR1) where the pavement ended. Turned north on CR1 for 4.5 mi and only had 4 cars pass me on a Saturday late morning. Turned west when rejoined the northern leg and rode thru pavement end, before trying to go further about a mile over coarsely crushed stone surface and grass.

Turned back and proceeded past Keener Park and past south fork to Wabash Cannonball Connector trail which winds past mall and over freeway to Fallen Timbers monument area. Down the hill to the trails in the Side Cut Metropark along the muddy Maumee River. Then back up to Keener Park- about 52 miles.

Although my plans had been to ride further west until the trail became too bumpy even on my hybrid, adventuring over to Fallen Timbers and the park more than made up for my disappointment. There is a lot of history and scenic things to see that I might have otherwise missed had I hit my distance goal (50) sooner.

Not a destination trail yet as the unpaved surface needs improvement, but certainly a great day trip and one I would repeat in the future.

Canal Feeder Trail

Very pleasant, well maintained trail. Three miles paved. Perhaps it will grow.

July, 2022 by gsdavidson

Very pleasant, well maintained trail. Three miles paved. Perhaps it will grow.

Wabash Cannonball Trail

nice place to bike

July, 2022 by pnhoppers

Had a great time. Some shade riding. They have a portable potty. Nice place to park.

Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

Super nice local hike

July, 2022 by mbrown30

Really a great local area hike, easy not really any hills.
Broke the hike into 2 early morning hikes (6am) over the 4th July weekend.
First half from Bradford (Church parking lot) to Trail Head on Hartzell road(3-4 nice parking spots) -My Apple watch showed 7.70Miles.(2hr 20mins)
Next day we finished up from Hartzell Rd to the end at Garst. (6.16 miles, 2hr hike)
Really a great nice hike that we plan on doing frequently now. Trail is pretty well marked, could use a sign maybe at Ohio St & Martin and we could not find one to start the hike in Bradford, but really no big deal, easy to figure out if you take second.(or we may have just missed it-not sure)
If you have a couple hours, really is a nice walk if you split it up, or when it's cooler in fall just do the whole thing as we will.

Towpath Trail

very nice

June, 2022 by whalenmat

Enjoyable bike ride liked how the residents decorate trail. Peaceful by the river with a lot of wild life

North Lewisburg Trail

Peaceful & Beautiful

June, 2022 by miniauthor

I enjoyed running the North Lewisburg trail! To the end and back was about 3.4 miles. It is flat and very straightforward. Love the tree cover - it makes it cooler and more secluded. The covered bridge is beautiful, also. Definitely will be back!

Towpath Trail

Hidden Gem

June, 2022 by jonmodene

Well groomed gravel. Very smooth. Well maintained. Deer. Birds. Chipmunks. Start at Waterville. Stay in Grand Rapids. Grab lunch at Knucklehead’s. Lots of tree cover. No road crossings. Lightly used. It’s our new NWO favorite trail. N.B. - Not for skinny tire bikes.

Slippery Elm Trail

kid friendly

May, 2022 by errinmthompson

Smooth, shaded, easy ride path. Good for kids.

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