Ft Thomas, KY Running Trails and Maps

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Armleder-Lunken Connector Trail

1.25 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Creekside Trail

15.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Great Miami River Trail

87.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail

1.15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Little Miami Scenic Trail

77.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Mad River Trail

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Ohio River Trail

7.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Ohio to Erie Trail

293 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Shaker Trace Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Whitewater Canal Trail

11 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

18.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Armleder Park Trail

2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Dayton-Kettering Connector

1.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Five Mile Trail

2.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

8.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt
Accordion

Lunken Airport Trail

4.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Luther Warren Peace Path

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

2.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wasson Way

3.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

16.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

4-C Bicentennial Trail

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great-Little Trail

7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Fairfax Bike Trail

1.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Steve Whalen Boulevard Bikeway

0.7 mi
State: OH
Concrete

Lowe's Drive Trail

0.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Aero Parkway Bicycle Trail

2.3 mi
State: KY
Asphalt

Judy Gano Trail

0.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Miami-Erie Canal Path

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Wetherington Boulevard Trail

1.4 mi
State: KY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This recreational path connects the Armleder Park Trail in Otto Armleder Memorial Park to the Lunken Airport Bike Path, which then connects with the Ohio River Trail. The Beechmont Bridge...
OH 1.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The aptly named Creekside Trail travels for 15.8 miles between Dayton and Xenia and follows a nature-filled corridor offering many opportunities for side exploration. Because the trail...
OH 15.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Overview The Great Miami River Trail is the backbone of one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks and spans 87.5 miles throughout Ohio’s Miami Valley. The route connects beautiful natural...
OH 87.5 mi Asphalt
When complete, the Hamilton Belt Line Trail will wrap 3 miles along a former CSX right-of-way around the west side of Hamilton. In its heyday, Champion Paper Mill used the line track to move coal and...
OH 1.15 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The trail is closed north of Nisbet Park in Loveland, OH where it crosses O'Bannon Creek. Please see the Miami Valley Trails site or Friends of the Little Miami Scenic Trail for more...
OH 77.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Mad River Trail offers a paved route connecting a handful of parks along its namesake river in northeastern Dayton. The scenic pathway is also part of one of the nation's largest network of paved,...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
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
Overview The nearly 8 miles of the Ohio River Trail (OH) (open in three disconnected segments) are open along the Ohio river's northern shore. About the Route The westernmost section of the...
OH 7.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Closure Notice: There are several closures and detours in place for the Ohio to Erie Trail. In Cleveland, there is an active closure for Franklin Rd. near Irishtown Bend and a detour is in place. A...
OH 293 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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
Running along a former rail bed, the Whitewater Canal Trail parallels the Whitewater Canal as it takes hikers and cyclists through the heart of the Whitewater River Valley in Franklin County.  The...
IN 11 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Xenia–Jamestown Connector links these two eponymous communities and continues east beyond Jamestown to the village of Octa in Fayette County.  It’s part of Ohio’s Miami River Valley trail...
OH 18.5 mi 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....
OH 2 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2017, the Clinton-Fayette Friendship Trail, spanning 7.1 miles, is the longest rail-trail in central Ohio's Clinton County. Following a former railroad corridor, the rail-trail spans the...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Dayton Kettering Connector combines a historic rail-trail and bike lanes, and shared road riding for 7 miles between the two municipalities. The off-road portion is 1.9 miles long and sits in the...
OH 1.9 mi Asphalt
To cover the five miles suggested by the name of this trail, one has to travel out to the opposite end and back again. The trail is located in Anderson Township, about 13 miles southeast of...
OH 2.5 mi Asphalt
The 7-mile Iron Horse Trail (open in two disconnected segments) utilizes approximately 2 miles of former Penn Central right-of-way, providing users a pleasant route through neighborhoods, as well as a...
OH 7.6 mi Asphalt
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
Accordion
Overview The Lunken Airport Trail offers a 4.9-mile loop around Cincinnati's municipal Lunken Airport.  About the Route Most of the trail sits atop the levee that protects the airport from...
OH 4.9 mi 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...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: A portion of the trail near the Kreis Dam is closed while the Golf Course Irrigation Project is underway. See Great Parks for more up to date closure information.  The Sharon Woods...
OH 2.6 mi Asphalt
Overview Wasson Way runs between Montgomery Rd at the edge of Xavier University's campus and Old Red Bank Rd at the edge of Ault Park in Cincinnati. About the Route The first section of the...
OH 3.5 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
Ohio’s Miami River Valley, with 340 miles of off-road trails, is home to one of the nation’s largest paved trail networks. Heading northwest from Dayton, the Wolf Creek Trail is one piece of this...
OH 16.2 mi 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...
OH 1.3 mi Asphalt
How can a trail be great and little? When it connects two of the Miami Valley's most popular regional trails, the Great Miami River Trail in the west, to the Little Miami Scenic Trail in the east. The...
OH 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Fairfax Trail is 1.5 miles long and parallels the north side of Murray Ave, between Settle Street and Red Bank Road. The Murray Road portion overlaps with the Murray Road Hike/ Bike Trail. There...
OH 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Steve Whalen Boulevard Bikeway is a short neighborhood trail in East Dayton. The trail parallels the boulevard of the same name, starting at its intersection with Hamilton Avenue, and then heading...
OH 0.7 mi Concrete
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...
OH 0.7 mi Asphalt
This shared use path may only be 2.3 miles long, but it is appreciated by residents in Florence as a place to exercise. It travels alongside Aero Parkway, which borders the Cincinnati/ Northern...
KY 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Judy Gano Trail travels the length of the J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington, Ohio. The trail begins on Rombach Avenue and travesl past the skate park, tennis courts and baseball...
OH 0.5 mi Asphalt
Running along an old section of the Miami & Erie Canal, this trail is also known as the Miami-Erie Canal Trail and the Port Union-Gilmore Ponds Historic Canal Trail. This multiuse paved trail is flat...
OH 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This smooth asphalt path on the side of Wetherington Boulevard invites residents of the nearby communities out for fitness and recreation. The trail stretches from US 42 to Mt. Zion Road and connects...
KY 1.4 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Great Miami River Trail

Pavement Cracks

June, 2024 by mr.dave witt

Been riding this trail for decades and have noticed that sections between Franklin and Dayton have pavement cracks every 30-50 ft that are 2-4 inches in width. It looks like at in the past they were filled in with asphalt, now the asphalt has sunk down in. Yesterday was a jarring and unsettling ride, probably will start in downtown Dayton and ride north until they fix these cracks.

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

June, 2024 by charlesgagel

Left Xenia Station and headed to this trail (Ohio Trail #4). Directions to the trail not obvious from the station. Had to go about 1+ blocks on Washington St. to enter. Once on the trail, it was smooth, brand new asphalt. Nice canopy of trees and lots of farmland to view heading to Jamestown. As of today, could only ride to Stringtown Rd. as they are laying new pavement east of there. Will be a great ride once finished.

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

Peaceful, scenic trail

June, 2024 by tinamargo

We rode this trail for the second time on a perfect day in May. In summer 2022 it really had been “the trail to nowhere” so we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the trail has been extended by about 3 miles, taking you under I-71 to the village of Octa, where we found a picnic shelter and portalets (note: no running water). It was the middle of a weekday and we encountered only 8 other cyclists in total on the route out from Xenia and back.

Accordion

Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail

nice ride

June, 2024 by timfitz256

Hilly but no problem..

Great Miami River Trail

Ran this trail twice

May, 2024 by luv_mlb25

I have ran this trail from top to bottom twice. This included the portion that is known as Canal Feeder Trail in Sidney (not labeled on this map, but said to be part of the trail) and also includes the last little bit from Hamilton to Fairfield.

Last year when i ran it, it was labeled as being 99 miles, however, this year they have it marked as being 87 miles...not sure where the other 12 miles went from the year before...but I measured it out to be 95.72 miles. This includes any and all spurs or any branches off from the main trail. Canal feeder trail is 4.66 miles (this includes the whole trail, across Vandemark Rd where the trail extends and dead ends in the woods with no place to go but back to the Vandemark Rd parking lot). Then starting at Swift Run in Piqua and ending at Trenton (including Canal Feeder) measures 84.55 miles. The last little bit from Reigart Road in Hamilton to Groh Ln in Fairfield measures 11.17 miles.

I frequently run the portions running from Piqua to Vandalia. This portion is mostly wooded and protected. Once it gets in to Dayton it gets a little tricky with more flood bank runs and city views. The run from Marina Drive to Miami St is a little boring but not as boring as the path from Carmody to Trenton that measures 6.2 miles in distance.

I have this trail broke down in to miles pretty good with landmarks. If anyone ever wants to know distance measures, I'm your gal.

The last leg of the map runs Hamilton to Fairfield, and honestly may be the best part through heavy woods and beautiful landscapes.

Enjoy!

Xenia-Jamestown Connector

Day 1

May, 2024 by jarboe

Xenia is a casual cyclist's version of heaven. Five trails radiate out of this town. "Xenia Station" is the nucleus. Find yourselves a nice bed and breakfast and spend the week.

This is a great warm up trial. Nicely maintained. We did 42 miles in May 2024 to start our week.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Days 2 and 4

May, 2024 by jarboe

South out of Xenia this trail deserves a five-star-plus rating. Well maintained, wooded with a river, you will be tempted to ride this forever. We did 60 miles.

North is a little more urban but still a five-star trial. We did 41 miles. Thank you, Xenia!

Creekside Trail

Day 5

May, 2024 by jarboe

Another one of the five great trails out of Xenia. This is a good one to close out a week of riding. Thank you, Xenia!

Ohio River Trail

Connects to Purple People Bridge

May, 2024 by joenad55

Jogged on this during a recent trip. Right along the Ohio river. On one side it goes right by the stadiums, and the other side is right alongside the river. Great scenery and the pavement is in very good condition. can be accessed from the purple People Bridge down a flight of stairs.

Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple People Bridge)

Nice experience.

May, 2024 by joenad55

I loved going over this bridge, both walking and jogging. Connects to the riverfront on both sides. Easy access to the stadiums and downtown Cincinnati. Lots of artwork on it. The bridge can actually be rented for special events!

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Mostly good

April, 2024 by ken.criss

We rode from Beatty Station near Springfield south to Xenia station on 4/9/2024. We liked the trail just fine. Not too many road crossings, paved, rail trail grades, etc. If headed south, when you get to Xenia be aware that the trail turns right at a street with virtually no signage except for a sign that said Xenia Station .5 straight ahead. So we stayed straight ahead which encompassed the sidewalks of Xenia instead of the actually bike path. Other than that mixup we were happy with the trail. We hope to do the rest of it at a future date.

Dayton-Kettering Connector

awesome little trail in all seasons

January, 2024 by luv_mlb25

This 1.9 trail is a hidden treasure. I am a runner, so I submit my review based on the trail that is shown on this map. I do not do any of the road portions and am strictly reviewing the trail itself. Parking is an issue as the trail starts/ends in neighborhoods. One end of the trail is on UD Campus, so it's best to pick a place to park when school is not in session. I ran this in the summer and in the fall, both on days when school was out for break. When I tried to park there for a run during the month of January, there was no place to park, so I decided to park at the other end of the trail, which I think was Wiltshire Blvd. That parking was in a neighborhood which was ok, but still not the most convenient. The trail has a slight decline when you start at the UD side and there is a graffiti-ridden tunnel about a mile in. The woods are amazing in any season. There are a couple of busy roads to cross, depending on the time of the year, but It is definitely a trail that is scenic and highly recommended for a quick 4 mile run/walk/hike. Love this trail!

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