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- Fall 2015
|Connecting Trails||Great Miami River Trail|
|End Points||Crains Run Park (west) to Waterbury Ridge Lane (east)|
|Cities & Towns||Miamisburg, Centerville|
In late 2015, an important piece of this burgeoning trail was completed as the Medlar Reserve was connected to the Byers Road bikeway. With that piece completed, the first seven miles of a planned route connecting the Great Miami River Trail to the Little Miami Scenic Trail are on the ground. The Great-Little Trail is here!More Detail
The vision for the Great -Little Trail is to connect the Great Miami and the Little Miami Trails across southern Montgomery County and Southern Greene County and/or northern Warren County. The first seven miles of this vision are in place and building momentum to move east.
What we have already is pretty spectacular! Heading east from the Great Miami River Trail, the Great-Little Trail branches off just north of Crains Run Park and crosses Dayton Cincinnati Road into the Medlar Reserve. The trail through the Medlar reserve is a scenic, winding trail up a good slope and then through the woods. You'll enjoy beautiful views over ravines in this Five Rivers natural reserve. The upper area of the Medlar reserve is flatter and covered with grasslands.
Cross Miamisburg -Springboro Pike and go along the grounds of Medlar Elementary School and the Miamisburg Soccer Complex. Then take the Byers Road path down to Austin Pike. From this point east the path leaves natural surroundings for the bustle of the Austin Pike Corridor. You'll pass along (or through) Austin Landing - home of the Austin Bike Hub as well as acres of shopping, dining, and offices. Work at Austin Landing? You can now bike to work!
Pass through Waldruhe Park for a final taste of nature and then continue along Austin Pike/Social Row to the current terminus in Washington Township.