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Armleder-Lunken Connector Trail

1.25 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Buck Creek Trail (OH)

6.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Canal Feeder Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Cardinal Greenway

61 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

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

Hydraulic Canal Run

2.3 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

Prairie Grass Trail

29.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Roberts Pass Trail

6.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Shaker Trace Trail

7.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Stillwater River Bikeway

7.1 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Tecumseh Trail

2.4 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway

14.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Whitewater Canal Trail

11 mi
State: IN
Crushed Stone, Gravel
Accordion

Whitewater Gorge Trail

2 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

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

Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail

1.15 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lebanon Countryside YMCA Trail

8.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Lunken Airport Trail

4.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Luther Warren Peace Path

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Miami & Erie Canal Towpath

36.6 mi
State: OH
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

North Lewisburg Trail

1.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

34.8 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Sharon Woods Loop Trail

2.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Simon Kenton Trail

35.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Union City Gateway Trail

0.72 mi
State: IN, OH
Asphalt

Wasson Way

4.32 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wolf Creek Trail (OH)

16.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway

4.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

4-C Bicentennial Trail

1.3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Archway Trail

0.6 mi
State: IN
Asphalt

Franklin Township Greenway Trail

6.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Great-Little Trail

7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Mill Creek Greenway Trail

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Western Fayette Bike Path

2.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Fairfax Bike Trail

1.9 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

James Ranch Connecting Spur

1.2 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Steve Whalen Boulevard Bikeway

0.7 mi
State: OH
Concrete

Lowe's Drive Trail

0.7 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Towler Road Spur

0.6 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Judy Gano Trail

0.5 mi
State: OH
Asphalt

Miami-Erie Canal Path

3 mi
State: OH
Asphalt, Concrete

Nickel Plate Trail (Connersville)

0.75 mi
State: IN
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
The Buck Creek Trail runs between Buck Creek State Park and Plum Street by Wittenberg University. At its eastern end in Buck Creek State Park, the trail makes a loop and heads into 2 different...
OH 6.1 mi Asphalt
The Canal Feeder Trail begins at Graceland Cemetery on the south end of Sidney and continues southwest on a former historical canal towpath dating back to the 1840s. The paved trail parallels the...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt
Overview The Cardinal Greenway, the longest rail-trail in Indiana at 61 miles, connects Marion, Muncie, Losantville, Richmond, and a host of other small towns in rural northeastern Indiana. The...
IN 61 mi Asphalt
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
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
Hydraulic Canal Run begins in picturesque French Park, where stands of mature trees provide the perfect shady spots to picnic. From here, you can also connect to Piqua City Linear Park, a rail-trail...
OH 2.3 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 29-mile Prairie Grass Trail is one of four rail-trails that radiate from Xenia Station, the hub of a vast, paved trail network in southwestern Ohio. The site is a former Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)...
OH 29.2 mi Asphalt
The Roberts Pass Trail runs from downtown London, Ohio, to rural Fairfield Township. The trail passes through farmland for 6.5 miles, although dense tree cover shades the route at all...
OH 6.5 mi Asphalt
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 Stillwater River Bikeway winds through Dayton's northern suburbs, following the tree-lined eastern shore of its namesake waterway for much of the way. Two disconnected segments of trail are...
OH 7.1 mi Asphalt
The paved Tecumseh Trail skirts the quaint city of New Carlisle. The trail takes users through some beautiful wooded areas along a former railroad corridor and connects to Smith Park. At the popular...
OH 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Tecumseh Trail Multi-use Pathway offers a pleasant route, partially on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's Columbus-to-Saint Louis freight mainline. The rail route was also once used for Lincoln's...
OH 14.5 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
Accordion
Much of the trail is tree-lined and offers glimpses of the gorge’s rugged cliffs. It passes Veterans Memorial Park, which includes memorials for the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean War, and...
IN 2 mi Asphalt
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
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
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
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
The Miami & Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1845, an engineering marvel stretching from Cincinnati to Toledo. This canal was heavily used until competition from the railroad caused the decline...
OH 36.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The North Lewisburg Trail lies about 40 miles northwest of Columbus in the Village of North Lewisburg. The trail runs northeast from the community park in a wooded corridor that once housed train...
OH 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Ohio-to-Indiana Trail was constructed on an abandoned railroad bed from the city's easternmost point to its westernmost point. Midway, it connects to the Great Miami River Trail and is part of the...
OH 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Paint Creek Recreation Trail is the flagship pathway of a planned trail network in the Ohio counties of Fayette, Ross and Highland. Nearly 35 miles of paved trail are currently open linking the...
OH 34.8 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
Seamlessly spanning the 35.5-mile distance between the Ohio communities of Bellefontaine and Springfield, the Simon Kenton Trail presents visitors with ample opportunities for recreation and wildlife...
OH 35.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The short Union City Gateway Trail is significant in that it was the first trail to cross the Indiana–Ohio border. A highlight along the paved pathway is the beautifully landscaped park on both sides...
IN, OH 0.72 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 4.32 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 Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway runs from South Street in downtown Fairborn, along the north side of Kauffman Avenue adjacent to an active rail line, to National Road. At that point, the...
OH 4.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Centerville’s Archway Trail runs adjacent to a new road on a former railroad corridor that connects downtown to a recently developed neighborhood. The wide, paved trail is one of several open...
IN 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Franklin Township Greenway Trail runs on flat terrain through conservation, agriculture and residential areas just beyond the southern shoreline of Grand Lake, Ohio’s largest inland lake. Portions...
OH 6.5 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
Overview The Western Fayette Bike Path is a paved 2.9-mile trail that runs between the eastern end of the Xenia-Jamestown Connector at the Greene County/Fayette County boundary and the Village...
OH 2.9 mi Asphalt
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 James Ranch Connecting Spur provides an important link between two major trails spiraling out of the trail hub of Xenia. On its east end, the trail connects to the Little Miami Scenic Trail, which...
OH 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The Towler Road Spur is a short but pleasant route in the trail hub of Xenia, Ohio. Although the paved pathway parallels the roadway, it's separated from traffic by a wide grassy median dotted with...
OH 0.6 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
Connersville's Nickel Plate Trail is situated in rural eastern Indiana, not far from the state's border with Ohio. Its trailhead is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and Park Road and, from...
IN 0.75 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Little Miami Scenic Trail

lost ring

July, 2024 by burkartc803

Hello, we finished our lovely ride July 7 and returned to our car parked in Corwin. As my husband took off his glove, his wedding band came off as well and flew somewhere. It is gold with an inscription. We searched for a few hours as well as a few residents of Corwin and other bikers as they saw us searching. We returned today with a metal detector. I think it must have attached itself to a car. Please let me know if found

Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail

A Nice Local Trail in Need of Further Development

July, 2024 by orangedoug

After parking in Hamilton, Ohio's Jim Grimm Park located on Cleveland Avenue, I rode 2.4 miles on an out-and-back ride on the Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail. The current trail is a combination of the first and second phases of a planned 3.5 mile loop on the west bank of the Great Miami River. Eventually plans include an off-road connection to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail located on the east bank of the river.

Jim Grimm Park which is located in the center of the current 1.15 mile trail. The trail runs between Eaton Avenue and North B Street which runs along the Great Miami River. This tree-lined trail runs through a ravine in which Twomile Creek runs toward emptying into the Great Miami River. This asphalt trail is in very good condition and seems to be popular with walkers and joggers. I think that it would probably get more cyclists riding it if the entire planned loop were to be completed. This would include completing an off-road or separated bike lane along B Street and over either the Black Street or Main Street bridges in order to connect to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. Early plans of the trail’s route showed a trail connection to these bridges along the banks of the Great Miami River. However, when I reached B Street there was a sign indicating the end of the trail and there was no indication of any route paralleling B street to the bridges. However, after looking at a photo I took at B Street, and also looking at images from Google Earth, the sidewalk on the west side of B Street appears to have been widened to accommodate both pedestrian and bike traffic. I may have to ride this trail again to explore this possibility.

From what little research I’ve done, the other phases of the project to extend the trail beyond Eaton Ave. are well behind schedule so perhaps local interest in completing the trail has waned. The Hamilton Beltline Recreational Trail seems to be a trail that local residents like, but at this time, it is not one I would recommend going out of your way to ride.

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.

Accordion

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.

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

New Brewery on trail

June, 2024 by jaozzie

Austin Mill Brewing Co now open on Paint Creek Trail just north of Frankfort.

Western Fayette Bike Path

This trail is just an extension of Xenia Jamestown...straight trail, not much to brag about.

May, 2024 by luv_mlb25

This trail is just an extension of Xenia Jamestown...straight trail, not much to brag about.

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

May 19, 2024 Paint Creek Bike Ride…..AWESOME

May, 2024 by waynejane9

We started at Mile Marker .5 in Chillicothe on a delightful ride through South Eastern Ohio. We stopped after 19 miles at Austin next to a new establishment (Austin Mill) selling beverages and food. This trail is fabulous! We were thrilled to see how well the trail is being maintained; finding the trail quite smooth with normal asphalt separations that had been filled. Yes, there are occasional root bumps; nothing to worry about as the tree canopy provides great shade. Yes, there are a couple of places where the big arrows had faded to direct us but trail sense kept us on trail. Thank you to the three Ohio counties teaming up to make/maintain the memorable bike trail.

Wright Brothers Huffman Prairie Bikeway

Back-pedal through time

May, 2024 by brea.denise

The bike path leading to Huffman Prairie offers a scenic journey, albeit with minimal shade, so lather up on sunscreen. Its gentle terrain makes for an easy ride, perfect for cyclists of all levels. As you pedal through, you're reminded of the profound historical connection between bicycles and the Wright brothers, who honed their flying skills on these very grounds. It's not just a bike path; it's a ride through history.

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!

Prairie Grass Trail

Day 3

May, 2024 by jarboe

A wonderful trail that slowly climbs out of Xenia. It begins with a canopy of trees and later turns to fields. An Inn on the trail in Cedarville warmly welcomes cyclists for a rest stop. It saved us from a passing thunderstorm.
Five Stars. We rode 51 miles.

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.

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