Trails

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The Ohio River Trail

Once completed, the Ohio River Trail will span 23 miles along the north bank of the river from Coney Island through Downtown to Sayler Park.

The trail will enhance quality of life, increase mobility and recreational opportunities, and support economic development. The trail will connect our neighborhoods to Downtown and the world-class Cincinnati Riverfront Parks. It will complete the connection from Downtown to the Little Miami Scenic Trail that will eventually extend to Lake Erie.

Several segments of the trail have been completed: 0.5 miles along Mehring Way from Main Street to Broadway Street; 0.6 miles through T.M. Berry International Friendship Park; and 3.9 miles between Corbin Street and Salem Road.

The portion of the Ohio River Trail from Paul Brown Stadium to the west has been completed at one location - Fernbank Park.

Queen City-South Mill Creek Greenway Trail

When all phases are complete, the Mill Creek Trail will extend from the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage to the Ohio River. From the mouth of the Mill Creek, the trail will extend east to the Cincinnati Riverfront Park, with connections to the Ohio River Trail traveling east and west and to other regional and statewide trails.

Currently the trail extends from Winton Road to the Mill Creek Bridge.

The hike-and-bike trail is a major component of the City of Cincinnati's Mill Creek Greenway Program, managed by the nonprofit Groundwork Cincinnati. The program seeks to create opportunities for bike commuting to work, walking and biking for short trips, and outdoor recreation and exercise. Other objectives are to improve the health of the degraded river and its natural resources, to economically revitalize neighborhoods and communities within the river corridor, to create jobs, and to retain and attract residents and businesses.

For information about the Mill Creek Trail and other Mill Creek programs, please visit Groundwork Cincinnati.

Little Miami Scenic Trail

The Little Miami Scenic Trail runs though five southwestern counties in Ohio.

As of 2008, it was the longest paved trail in the United States, stretching 76 miles from Springfield to Newtown, Ohio. The largely wooded corridor was created along the right-of-way of the old Little Miami Railroad.

The original railway bed is still visible beside the trail in various places along the trail route. The Hamilton County Park District intends to extend the Little Miami Scenic Trail to Clear Creek.

From there, it will follow the Little Miami River to Magrish Preserve, just past Lunken Field. At Kellogg Avenue, the trail will meet the Ohio River Trail.