Little Miami Scenic Trail (N)
The Little Miami Scenic Trail offers some of the most diverse scenery of any Greene County trail. Leaving Xenia Station, riders follow the well-marked trail through downtown Xenia. North of Church Street, the trail enters a primarily residential area, but there are ample opportunities for food, water and rest stops at Xenia restaurants and convenience stores all the way to Kinsey Road.
At Old Springfield Pike, a short spur connects to Old Town Reserve. This historic location offers not only convenient parking, a picnic shelter, water and rest rooms, but is the birthplace of the great Shawnee leader, Tecumseh. The next three-and-a-half miles take riders through both dense woods and open farmland, crossing Massie Creek and the Little Miami National and State Scenic River, as well as past historical landmarks such as a mill race and buildings once occupied by the Little Miami Powder Company, a 19th century explosives factory at Goes Station. These buildings are located beyond trail boundaries on private property.
At Jacoby Road, the trail begins a gentle ascent to Yellow Springs, the first several miles of which are heavily populated with deer. Passing Glen Helen Nature Center and Antioch College, the trail crosses US 68 in downtown Yellow Springs at about the 10 mile mark. Here, riders can relax at open-air restaurants and coffee shops – or just make a quick stop at Yellow Springs Station. A mile and a half north is the Clark County Line.