Map of the Great Miami River Trail in Southwestern Ohio

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Great Miami River Trail

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Great Miami River Trail

LENGTH:

70 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Piqua, Strounton, Troy, Tipp City, Vandalia, Dayton, Moraine, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Franklin, Middleton, Trenton, Hamilton, Farifield

HIGHLIGHTS:

Miami River, Ohio countryside, farmland, woodlands

NEARBY TRAILS:

River's Edge Trail

Stillwater River Trail

Mad River Trail

Wolf Creek Trail

Medlar Bikeway

RELATED LINKS:

Dayton

Regional Trails

The Great Miami River Trail is a 70-mile long system of paved pathways that follow the Great Miami River through much of Southwestern Ohio. The trail has three completed sections that go through multiple rural communities as well as the Dayton Metro area, the Middleton area and the Hamilton area. The trail also connects with a number of other major recreational trails in the area, goes through numerous parks and connects with local trails.

The northernmost 57-mile long section of the Great Miami River Trail starts to the north of Piqua then follows alongside the river through the farmland, woodlands, towns and parks that are situated to the north of Dayton. The trail goes right through the heart of Dayton along both sides of the river. this section of the trail includes numerous bridges, parks, residential neighborhoods, Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. South of Dayton, the trail is located along the eastern banks of the Great Miami River and stretches as far as Franklin.

South of Franklin, there is a 1.6-mile long gap in the trail along Route 73. The Great Miami River Trail picks up again to the north of Middleton and travels for 9 miles alongside the river through the city to stop at E. State Street to the east of Trenton.

The southernmost section travels for 10 miles through Hamilton and as far south as Fairfield located 17 miles north of Downtown Cincinnati.

Communties

The Great Miami River Trail goes through or near to the following southwestern Ohio communities: Piqua, Strounton, Troy, Tipp City, Vandalia, Dayton, Moraine, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Franklin, Middletown, Trenton,  Hamilton and Fairfield.

Points of Interest

The Great Miami River Trail goes near the following parks, schools and other points of interest:

Road Side Park University of Dayton
Roosevelt Park University of Dayton Arena
Rivers Edge Trail Old River Park
Ohio to Indiana Trail Harmon Field
Farminton Reserve West Carrollton Soccer Complex
Twin Arch Reserve Harmon Field
Upper Valley Medical Center Friend Park
Eldean Bridge Riverfront Park
Hook Elementary School Miamisburg Community Park
Miami County Fairgrounds Rice Field
Treasure Island Park Crains Run Nature Park
Tipp City Park Chautauqua Reservoir
Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center Miami River County Park
Canal Lock Park Middletown Reservoir
Kyle Park Middletown Regional Airport
Taylorsville MetroPark Smith Park
Rip Rap Road Park Barritz Park & Stadium
Triangle Park Rosa Parks Elementary School
Island MetroPark Rentschler Forest MetroPark
Deeds Point MetroPark North End Athletic Field
Mad River Trail L. J. Smith Park
RiverScape MetroPark Riverview Elementary School
RiversEdge Park Miami University Hamilton
Wolf Creek Trail Joyce Park
Sunrise Park Forest Lake Lane Fields
Sinclair Community College Fairfield Youth Football Fields
Kindred Hospital - Dayton Waterworks Park
Nearby Trails

River's Edge Trail & Ohio to Indiana Trail: the trails meet in the town of Piqua.

Stillwater River Trail: this trail takes off along the Stillwater River from Triangle Park to the south of the Ridge Avenue Bridge in Dayton.

Mad River Trail: the trails meet at Deeds Point MetroPark to the south of the interchange of Interstate 75 and Route 4 in Dayton.

Wolf Creek Trail: the trails meet at Sunrise Park near the intersection of W. 3rd Street and S. Edwin C. Moses Boulevard in Dayton.

Medlar Bikeway: The two trails meet near the Dayton Cincinnati Pike to the north of Crains Run Road in Miamisburg.

End Points

There are three completed sections of the Great Miami River Trail with gaps between them. The northern continuous section is the longest and includes the portion of the trail within Dayton.The two more southerly sections are located in the Middletown and Hamilton areas.

Northern Section

The north end of the 57-mile long northernmost continuous section of the Great Miami River Trail is located at Road Side Park off of State Route 66 on the north side of the City of Piqua.

The south end of this section is located at Baxter Drive off of State Route 73 on the south side of the City of Franklin.

Middle Section

The north end of the 9-mile long middle section of the Great Miami River Trail is located at point to the northeast of the intersection of N. Verity Parkway and N. Breiel Boulevard in Middleton.

The south end of the middle section is located at a point just east of the E. State Street Bridge on the south side of Middleton.

South Section

The north end of the 10-mile long south section of the Great Miami River Trail is located at Rentschler Forest MetroPark off of Reigart Road in Hamilton.

The south end of the south section is located at Waterworks Park along Groh Lane in Fairfield.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Great Miami River Trail in Southwestern Ohio.