Ohio River Trail (OH)


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Ohio River Trail (OH) Facts

States: Ohio
Counties: Hamilton
Length: 7.6 miles
Trail end points: W. Mehring Way and Kellogg Avenue
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7592690
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Ohio River Trail (OH) Description

When complete, the Ohio River Trail in eastern Cincinnati will be an important 23-mile connector between downtown, riverfront parks, the city's municipal airport and many neighborhoods. Currently, nearly 8 miles of the trail (in disconnected segments) are open along the river's northern shore, including a short overlap with the Lunken Airport Bike Path.

The longest completed section links Cincinnati's professional sports stadiums with T.M. Berry International Friendship Park, named for the city's first African-American mayor. One highlight along the way is the Newport Southbank Bridge—affectionately known as the Purple People Bridge—a converted railroad trestle that now carries trail users across the Ohio River to Kentucky.

Eventually, the Ohio River Trail will also connect to the Little Miami Scenic Trail, a 78-mile Hall of Fame rail-trail running between Cincinnati and Springfield. Both trails are components of the Ohio to Erie Trail, a planned 320-mile route that will eventually span Ohio from the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland to the Ohio River in Cincinnati. Over 240 miles of the trail are currently complete and open for use.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking lots are available at Corbin Street, Riverview East Academy (3555 Kellogg Avenue), and off Wilmer Avenue, where the trail meets the Lunken Airport Bike Path.

Ohio River Trail (OH) Reviews

my wife and love this ride! We usually start it by Cincinnati's Music Hall and take back streets to the trail. You can start it at Smalle Park and head east. Goes past both stadiums and then through Bi-Centineal Park/ Sawyer Point. Nice view of the river all the way along the trail. You'll pass a busy resturant, then on to the Theodore M. Berry park, where it stops. Lots of areas for picnics, if you are so inclined. Smalle Park has swings overlooking the river, a carasol, water features , and plenty of places to eat. You can also cross the Purple People Bridge to go to Newport on the Levee a shopping area , that is home to Newport Aquarium. plenty of places to lock bikes to enjoy it all

Excellent ride!

Started downtown and skirted across the airport very enjoyable ride. recommend this one


not bad for first time ride. description says 8 miles but was way shorter than that.

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