COVID-19 and trail amenities

Posted March 24, 2020 - Revised May 28, 2020

At this time the State of Ohio is under a State of Emergency signed by Governor DeWine and related Public Health Orders from the Ohio Department of Health, all related to the pandemic COVID-19 virus. Trails and open spaces are ideal places to relieve the stress of social distancing and the "Stay healthy and SafeĀ at home" orders that accompany the statewide response to this virus. It is quite feasible to enjoy the trails while maintaining responsible social distancing from other trail users. Please keep social distancing in mind while on the Miami Valley Trails.

The Miami Valley Trails all remain open to the public through this State of Emergency. THAT SAID, trail users should be advised that most (if not all) restroom facilities located along the trails ARE CLOSED. In many cases, these facilities were closed for the Winter as normal, but many trail managing agencies are leaving them closed for the duration of the State of Emergency. In some locations portable toilets are scheduled soon to be set up, and where they are, they will be available for use, at the user's discretion.

For the duration of the Ohio State of Emergency, it will be prudent for trail users to assume that restroom and drinking water amenities along the trails will be closed or shut off.

Trails Affected: 
Buck Creek Trail
Creekside Trail
Little Miami Scenic Trail
Simon Kenton Trail
Xenia - Jamestown Connector
Ohio to Erie Trail
Wright Brothers - Huffman Prairie Trail
Stillwater River Trail
Mad River Trail
Iron Horse Trail
Ohio-to-Indiana Trail
Wolf Creek Trail
Dayton-Kettering Connector
Great-Little Trail


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