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I rode around the various loop configurations to make sure I covered all the trails and ended up biking 4.3 miles. Maybe doing the outside loop alone would be the 2 miles written in the description. Some of the surface was in better shape than other places. One could go in the woods by the river to hike or bike on non-paved trails. It is out in the open. A playground, central building and a dog park is also within the park.
I was here in the latter part of May and the Armleder-Lunken Connector Trail was blocked off. It said the trail was closed to work on the bridge. I went on Wooster Pike and saw another cyclist, asking him to verify directions to the Lunken Airport Trail. He was heading there, so we went together, but then went different directions around that loop. That was so nice of him.
This is a nice trail with a good paved surface, but no matter which direction you go, you will encounter some hills. It would be a good starting point for hill training, since road traffic would not be a problem.
I started at the southern end of the greenway near the Park and Ride area by the bus terminal (7832 Five Mile Road). This was at the top of the hill, so the ride began with a nice decent. Just keep in mind that you have to go back up the hill when you return to your vehicle. It's about a tenth of a mile long. When going north, the trail goes past a medical complex before it crosses to the west side of Five Mile Road, where more bushes and trees line the route.
After getting to the northern endpoint at Newtown Road, where restrooms are located, I turned around and made the return trip. That hill is more of a long and steady climb. I did take the loop around the Anderson Center and had to wait until 2 families of Canada geese and goslings crossed the path. I started again, but a little too soon, since one parent really hissed at me.
Being able to hop on and off the trail at various places is a good plus for the area. The round trip of 5.15 miles took me about 30 minutes, which included time for photos and the geese crossing.
I parked at the Harmony Hill Dairy House, which is east on the long, stone driveway once you arrive at the address via Google map or whatever: 299 S 3rd St. If you use the Community Park, you would have to turn left out of the park and cross traffic and immediately go up a hill, besides other hills. I didn't look into the Community Parking Lot. It was a flat 1/2 mile ride from the Harmony Hill Dairy House to the trailhead.
The trail was nice, sometimes under shade and sometimes out in the open. It is hilly no matter which way you go. One could park/camp at the East Fork State Park and join the trail mid way and go in either direction, since the trail borders the camping registration area. The shoulders were adequate when on the roads. I pedaled the route around 11 am and the traffic was light. On the west endpoint, the trail seemed to go onto residential streets past the houses, but the red line on TraiLink had ended. It will be an even better trail when it is extended.
This is a great trail through the International Friendship Park, Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point, Yeatman's Cove Park, and Smale Riverfront Park. I wanted to go on the Purple People Bridge, but it was closed (May, 2021) because of falling rock and thus the structure had to be evaluated by engineers before it could be opened again. At the east end of the Ohio River Trail, the path just ended, whereas I thought it went to Lunken Airport Trail. I guess I didn't do my homework well enough or didn't see the signs that said the route went on streets to get to that point. I hope to do that another day, hopefully when the Purple People Bridge is open again.
My wife and I spent a pleasant couple hours on the Dearborn trail. Weather was perfect, parking plentiful, small crowd and the trail is partially shaded and well maintained. Most of the trip is scenic river views with a bit of small town and light industrial areas as well. Not a 5 star for us due to the fact it doesn’t connect all the way through but is manageable. Definitely return trip worthy!
Wide trail, blacktop, woodsy trail with stops at towns. Easy riding, highly recommend, safe area. Highly recommend the brewery for lunch. About 8 miles from Newton, right on the trail. Loved this trail. Rode 35.5 miles, starts Rt 32, at speedway.
I needed to complete an 11 mile run while I was visiting Cincinnati. This trail was well maintained and primarily flat in the section I ran. The scenery was beautiful. I ran early in the morning and had my headlamp and light up vest - felt safe running alone.
The Little Miami Scenic Trail has 6 breweries between Mariemont and Kings Mill. CHEERS! 50 West Brewery - Mariemont Little Miami Brewery - Milford Trailhead Brewery - Miamiville Narrow Path Brewery - Loveland The Monkey Bar and Grill - Fosters Cartridge Brewery - Kings Mill
The Little Miami Scenic Trail has 6 breweries between Mariemont and Kings Mill: 50 West Brewery - Mariemont Little Miami Brewery - Milford Trailhead Brewery - Miamiville Narrow Path Brewery - Loveland The Monkey Bar and Grill - Foster Cartridge Brewery - Kings Mill Cheers!
Trail was well marked and was not crowded. We have done the Rentschler Woods to Fairfield and it can be very crowded. Not particularly scenic but a good ride.
Trail needs a little work (roots and sticks) but nice short trail well marked. Bridge is closed with no indication as to why or how long it will be closed. We rode across adjacent car bridge and then confined on trail.
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