Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Springfield area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Springfield, Ohio

Springfield, Ohio map area

Springfield, Ohio

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Buck Creek Trail

Little Miami Scenic Trail

Melvin Miller Park Path

Simon Kenton Trail




Regional Trails

Springfield is located in Clark County in Eastern Ohio. The major recreational trails in Springfield are the Little Miami Scenic Trail, the Simon Kenton Trail and the Buck Creek Trail.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

The Little Miami Scenic Trail is a 75-mile long paved pathway that spans from Newtown on the outskirts of Cincinnati to the City of Springfield in Southwestern Ohio. The trail is part of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail system that will eventually reach from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.

The Little Miami Scenic Trail is open to non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. The route goes through the residential suburbs, alongside the Miami River, across open farmland, through miles of thick hardwood forests and past numerous local communities.

Within the Springfield area, the Little Miami Scenic Trail is located on the south side of town. A portion of the trail is located near Clark State Community College and extends south to Fair Street and Miami Street. There are a couple of gaps in the trail within town, but the trail is continuous south of Interstate 70 and extends to the north side of the Cincinnati area.

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Simon Kenton Trail

The Simon Kenton Trail is a 32-mile long paved and unpaved pathway that goes through the cities of Springfield, Urbana and West Liberty in Western Ohio. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. It travels across open farmland and has relatively few road crossings. In Springfield, the Simon Kenton Trail intersects the Buck Creek Trail and allows a connection to the Little Miami Scenic Trail that extends south to Cincinnati.

The trail is open for non-motorized use such as bike riding and walking. The portion of the trail that lies to the north of Urbana has a compacted crushed limestone surface. The portion of the trail in Urbana and south to Springfield is paved.

Within Springfield, the south end of the Simon Kenton Trail is located at E. Washington Street and Linden Avenue. The trail takes a large curve and intersects the Buck Creek Trail. The Simon Kenton Trail then extends as far north as Urbana.

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Buck Creek Trail

The Buck Creek Trail is a paved pathway that extends for about 6 miles from N. Plum Street to Buck Creek State Park. The trail follws the greenbelt alongside the creek and passes Wittenburg University and National Trail Park.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Springfield in Ohio

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Ohio

Below is a list of links to our maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Ohio.

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