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Ohio

Great Miami River Recreation Trail

The Great Miami River Recreation Trail is part of the nation's largest paved, off-street trail network. It extends from Piqua, Ohio in the north to Franklin in the south. An additional 9-mile section exists in Middletown and over 3 miles in Hamilton, Ohio.

photo: Piqua General Harrison. Photo by Elizabeth Connor.

Length: 63.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Urban Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Roller/Inline Skating
Skateboarding
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: In southwest Ohio, extending along the east bank of Great Miami River from Piqua to Franklin, and again through Middletown and separately through Hamilton. This trail also has a loop on the west bank of the Great Miami when it passes through downtown Dayt
State(s): Ohio
Counties: Miami, Montgomery, Warren, Butler
Longitude: -84.2063641
Latitude: 39.75818897944701

Driving Directions

Take I-75 to Dayton, exiting at Main Street. From there, travel south on Main/St. Rt. 48, crossing over the Great Miami River and the trail on both banks. Turn left/east on First Street and left/north on Jefferson. The trail and bike hub can be found at RiverScape MetroPark. Other access points available at www.miamivalleytrails.org.

Description

The Great Miami River Recreation Trail is part of the nation's largest paved, off-street trail network. It extends from Piqua, Ohio in the north to Franklin in the south. An additional 9-mile section exists in Middletown and over 3 miles in Hamilton, Ohio.

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Concrete

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1978

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Miami Valley Trails -- Detailed Map

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Angela Manuszak
The Miami Conservancy District
611 Harrison St.
Piqua, OH 45402
(937) 223-1271
[email protected]
https://www.mcdwater.org/

 

Photos

Piqua Canal Boat. Photo by Elizabeth Connor.

Piqua Canal Boat. Photo by Elizabeth Connor.

Piqua General Harrison. Photo by Elizabeth Connor.

Piqua General Harrison. Photo by Elizabeth Connor.

 

Canal Horse. Photo by Elizabeth Connor.

Canal Horse. Photo by Elizabeth Connor.

Dayton Bike Rack. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Dayton Bike Rack. Photo by Mary Shaw.

 

Cycle Trail Art. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Cycle Trail Art. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Cyclists Welcome. Photo by Mary Shaw.

Cyclists Welcome. Photo by Mary Shaw.

 

Look, Mom! Photo by Mary Shaw.

Look, Mom! Photo by Mary Shaw.

Reviews

Plenty to do

The Great Miami Riverway and accompanying Great Miami River Recreation Trail offer the full spectrum of communities and natural areas to explore. Highly recommend checking it out.

October 23, 2020

 

 

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