If outdoor recreation is your thing, you are in luck. Greater Cincinnati is home to miles of trails suitable for bikers, those using wheelchairs, walkers, inline skaters, horse riders, and cross-country skiers. For a complete list of the hundreds of miles of recreational trails in Ohio, follow this link. The TrailLink website can help you plan your trail excursions through both Kentucky and Ohio
Great Miami River Trail
At eighty-two miles, the Great Miami River Trail is the second longest trail in Ohio. It is also part of the 340-mile trail system that will take you across the Miami Valley. This trail is completely paved. The northern trailhead is off Hwy 66, north of Piqua. Heading south, you follow the Miami River. You’ll ride through parks, cross bridges, and eventually end up in Dayton. There is a short break in the trail, but it resumes a bit further down the N Verity Parkway. Follow it further south to Trenton and another break at Hwy 73. The trail resumes north east of Hamilton with its southern most trailhead at Fairfield’s Waterworks Park.
Many of the towns are trail-friendly and offer excellent signage to help you enjoy the amenities they offer. Along the way, there are offshoots of the trail that allow you to explore the different regions you pass through. In Dayton, the Mad River Trail will take you to the National Aviation Heritage Area and Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Little Miami Scenic Trail
This trail offers a different view of the Miami River system. The northern most point begins near the Clark County Library in Springfield and more or less follows the Little Miami to ODNR River Access in Turpin Hills. Its 78-mile length is part of the 270-mile Ohio to Erie Trail. On this trail, you’ll pass through beautiful little towns, parks, and access to even more trails. Enjoy the stunning fall colors from abundant shade trees!
Prairie Grass Trail
This 29-mile trail is one of the off-shoots of the Little Miami Trail. In Xenia, the two trails come together at Xenia Station. You ride along a retired B & O railroad bed through farms and prairie landscapes. The northern most trailhead is located in London, roughly halfway between Columbus and Springfield.
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