The Great Miami River Recreational Trail boasts 32 miles of bikeway through Miami County. Enjoy nature while getting active by biking, running or walking along the trail. For more information, please click on the tabs below! 

bikepath in fall
bikepath in fall
bikepath in the spring
bikepath in the spring
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close up of bikepath
brand new bridge
brand new bridge

The Great Miami River Recreational Trail offers 32 miles of bikeway along the Great Miami River through Miami County. The Trail provides the opportunity to enjoy nature while getting active. The Park District is responsible for 10.5 miles of trail outside the corporation limits of the cities and villages.

Visit www.MiamiValleyTrails.org for the most comprehensive trail map. 

History

The trail has been open since July 2005. The construction of this trail has integrated the efforts of many governing agencies of Miami County; The Miami County Park District, the City of Troy, Concord Township, the Miami Conservancy District, with private cooperation from Martin-Marietta Aggregates and assistance from The Troy Foundation.  

The process of trail construction required restoring an abandoned railroad bridge, traveling along a river, underneath a State highway, along an older railroad bed, by a golf course, and a major mining and asphalt facility. Although the challenges were many, the successes may be judged by the reality of the existing trail.  

The Miami County Bike Path task force continues to seek funding and property right-of-way as the dream of a county-wide bike path gets closer to a reality. The long-term vision is to connect with Shelby County to the north and Montgomery County to the south. 

The initial north to south bike path will not travel through any of the existing County parks; however, there are preliminary discussions for future bike path extensions to include other scenic parts of Miami County. 

Activities

  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Running

Natural Features

  • Scenic views of the Great Miami River & Miami Shores Golf Course 
  • Beautiful wooded area

Historical Features

  • 2 Historic locks
  • Historic Twin Arches 

Facilities 

  • 2 parking areas
  • 10.5 miles of trail
  • FULL - Eco-Splorers "Bike Week" Camp