Buck Creek Trail (OH)

Ohio

Buck Creek Trail (OH) Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Clark
Length: 6.1 miles
Trail end points: Limestone Street and Buck Creek State Park (Croft Road)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6017711
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Buck Creek Trail (OH) Description

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 directions bordering the southwest side of the reservoir.

The trail follows a route that is mostly wooded but includes open space and a short, more urban section just north of Springfield city center. Following Buck Creek itself, the trail passes through a few city parks.

Near the playing fields at the Municipal Stadium, the Buck Creek Trail crosses the Simon Kenton Trail. Both are part of the Miami Valley trail system, one of the nation's largest networks of paved, off-street trails.



Parking and Trail Access

Parking and restrooms are available in Old Reid Park at Pumphouse and Croft Roads, in Buck Creek State Park on Croft Road, and in the Buck Creek State Park beach parking lots. There is also some parking at Veteran's Park in Springfield.

Buck Creek Trail (OH) Reviews

"My name is Larry Bussard and I am a huge fan of cycling and the rails-to-trails project. I have ridden thousands of miles on the trails in Ohio and it is truly a dream come true for me. Recently I have begun exploring new additions to the R2T and one of those treks took me through South Springfield Ohio to downtown to north Springfield. Being my first time on that stretch of trail and I believe the stretch through downtown is fairly new I was shocked at the lack of care and misuse of the path. At times I was concern for my safety because of the type of individuals on the path and the graffitie painted everywhere, and also the trash and broken glass in numerous places.
I am very concerned and would not recommend any cyclist: solo, young, or the ladies venture on to this stretch of path. The area I am referring to is South Yellowsprings Street to Mitchell Boulevard.
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"The trail was very scenic and well amintained. It was not marked at the very beginning at Reid Park and we went a distance on an unrelated path before a local person directed us to the right area.

Also, it would be nice if better signage linking the Buck Creek trail to the Littel Miami Scenic Trail was establised.

Thanks for the work put into this trail. It is a wonderful use of the resource. Jeff"

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