Four major rail-trail sections converge at the bicycle
trail head and parking area in Xenia, Ohio.
Little Miami Scenic Trail and Simon Kenton Trail have been
completed from the Little Miami Golf Center (Newton) in
the south, to Urbana at the northern end for a total of
about 85 miles. This north-south trail connection is one
of the longest paved trails in the US. In the area
near Xenia, most of the trail is 10 feet wide and in
excellent condition. The State Park section of the
trail, from south of Xenia to the Little Miami Golf
Center, is 8 feet wide. The State Park section
includes some older pavement with bumps and cracks, but is
overall in good-to-excellent shape. The Yellow
Springs to Springfield section is also 8 foot wide.
The xenia to Yellow Springs section is the most widely
used part of the trail. The majority of the trail
from Xenia to the south runs along the Little Miami River
and is often heavily wooded, while the northern Simon
Kenton route is often adjacent to open farmland.
The Xenia to Dayton/Eastwood Park section of the
Ohio to Erie Trail is about 18 miles in length. The
river-corridor bikeway in downtown Dayton has been closed
for 2008 due to highway and bridge construction.
The Xenia to London section of the Ohio to Erie Trail is
about 29 miles in length. The trail is paved and 12
feet wide. East of London, afer riding approx. 1
mile through the bike-designated city streets, an
additional 7 miles of paved trail is available.
When completed to Lake Erie, the Ohio to Erie Trail will
be 325 miles long.