Xenia – Ciderville & Springfield – Milford (Cincinnati Area)

Cedarville Trail

Cedarville Trail is just one of a number of trails extending from Xenia Station Park, with the trail heading to the north east 9 miles to Cedarville. This pave trail is about 10 or 12 feet wide, and is a portion of the proposed Ohio Canal Way, AKA the Ohio to Erie Trail. Xenia Station Park is located off S.R. 380 a quarter of a city block south of where S.R. 380 splits from U.S. 68 in the southern portion of the City of Xenia.

Little Miami Bicycle Trail

Located in southwest Ohio, extending from the east side of Cincinnati to a community east of Dayton. This paved 68 mile bike trail is roughly eight feet wide, and is one of the longest of the Ohio trails. In addition, jogging, rollerblading, and hiking is also enjoyed on this trail which has only gentle grades, because of the fact it is a former railroad bed.

The north end of this Ohio bicycling trail (as of Spring of 1999), is located at the south west corner of Springfield, Ohio. off I-70 using the SR-72 exit, going north a block or so to W. Leffels Lane, and head west to the trail. W. Leffels Ln. and SR-72 area has restaurants, however we are not aware of any parking lots at the trailhead itself. Just west of this trailhead is Springfield-Xenia Rd. which parallels the trail, and is a short cut to US-68 going to Yellow Springs. (Refer to the area sensitive map which contains a dozen of individual maps of this area.) A large parking lot is located in Yellow Springs, Ohio, home of Antioch College, just east of Dayton, Ohio. When coming into Town on Route 68, the bicycle trail crosses the road a few feet north of a nationally know “sub sandwich” restaurant. The large municipal parking lot to use with the bicycle trail is a quarter block to the north and a quarter block to the west which is just off of Dayton Yellow Springs Rd. The parking lot is next to the bike trail on the north side of this street.

 

The south end of the Ohio bicycle trail starts up on the side of a hill on the west side of Milford, Ohio just west of State Route 126, immediately west of the Little Miami River. On a normal day, the parking lot next to the bike trail appears to be able to handle a moderate number of cars.

The bicycling trail goes directly through the Cities of Xenia, and Loveland, adjoining their city parks which have facilities. The village Morrow is a nice a nice place to take such a break. The bike trail also brushes Waynesville, Corwin, and Kingsmills (an area near motels).