Little Miami Scenic Trail
The longest single trail in the Miami Valley trail network, the Little Miami Scenic Trail (Routes 1-3) provides miles of well shaded trail with great destinations along the route. Two state parks, John Bryan and Caesar Creek can be reached from the trail. You’ll definitely want to stop at the Xenia Station, the hub of four trails that meet in Xenia, Ohio. Further south, where the trail closely meanders with the Little Miami River is the Ft. Ancient State Historic Site.
Rules & Regulation
Ohio to Erie Trail
The Ohio to Erie Trail (Route 1) is a colossal project, not just for the state of Ohio but also nationally. Dreamed up more than 25 years ago, this route will eventually connect the Ohio River in Cincinnati to Lake Erie in Cleveland. Of its planned 326 miles, more than 270 miles of trail are complete. Trail lovers the world over can now come to the Buckeye State and enjoy either the entire route (with some on-road connectors) or choose from the myriad of completed trails that make up this corridor.
In Southwest Ohio, the Ohio to Erie Trail follows the Little Miami Scenic Trail, connecting Xenia to the Cincinnati suburbs.
Buckeye & North Country Trails
The Loveland & Caesar Creek Sections the Buckeye Trail, and the longer North Country National Scenic Trail, follow the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
The Buckeye Trail is part of a 1,440-mile continuous loop that completely encircles Ohio. The North Country National Scenic Trail stretches across seven states and will be 4,600 miles long when completed. These trails link and make accessible historic and scenic features and provide long-distance hiking.
U.S. Bicycle Route 50 (USBR 50)
USBR 50 was officially designated in Ohio in 2014 with signage installed across the state in 2017. This designated route is one more link in an east to west national bicycle route. In Ohio the route travels 313 miles from near Richmond, Indiana to Steubenville, Ohio utilizing both shared use paved trail and on road infrastructure.
USBR 50 will eventually run from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. and generally follows Adventure Cycling’s Chicago to New York City Bicycle Route (CNYC).