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Armleder-Lunken Connector Trail

Currently closed (late July 2021)

July, 2021 by y1nzer

This connector is closed in connection with construction of a bike/pedestrian bridge over the Little Miami River at the end of Little Miami trail. I had intended to ride at Otto Armleder then take the connector to Lunken Bikepath, but no dice. I guess this won’t open until the whole bridge is done?

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

Kid-friendly! The trail is not overcrowded, beautiful scenery and under a lot of shade.

July, 2021 by jog916

Kid-friendly! The trail is not overcrowded, beautiful scenery and under a lot of shade.

Great Miami River Trail

small section from Trenton to Franklin

July, 2021 by geddythekitty

We were there in May of 2021, and they were adding a mile or so of trail along route 73, so you’ll don’t have to ride on the very busy road. It will connect the Trenton to Franklin parts of trail.

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Sharon Woods Loop Trail

Small trail

July, 2021 by luleedward

Rode this trail in first week of July. It had just flooded so it was very dirty and I could smell what the water had left on the trail. It was not pleasant to say the least. The trail itself is small and hardly any shading for it was quite hot that day. I would say if you like short rides then i would recommend this trail but do it early in the day or late unless you love being in the sun.

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

Awesome bike workout!!!

July, 2021 by wooddog72

First time on this trail and right off the bat it was going to be a good ride. Loved the hole route and to be honest never truly knew the extent of altitude change before riding. Got into the ride and felt good with the hills going out but at the end with the huge hill coming down I knew turning around and coming back was going to be a burner. With my riding partner we made the hill and stayed in the saddle the hole time in low gear and made it to the top, thank goodness for the hydrants giving me a focal point to achieve while getting to the top. Rest of the ride went real quick and easy. It is a great leg day workout to get completed on a bike.

Armleder Park Trail

Adequate for the park.

June, 2021 by sjf0809

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.

Five Mile Trail

Nice trail, but it is hilly

June, 2021 by sjf0809

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.

Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail

Nice trail

June, 2021 by sjf0809

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.

Ohio River Trail (OH)

Beautiful trail along the Ohio River

June, 2021 by sjf0809

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.

Dearborn Trails (Aurora - Lawrenceburg - Greendale)

Perfect Memorial Day ride

June, 2021 by troymarwehe

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!

Little Miami Scenic Trail

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.

May, 2021 by ponyrider32

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.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Great running path

April, 2021 by brandie.heald

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.

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