If you ride the Little Miami Trail to its northern endpoint in Springfield, Ohio, you'll find the Simon Kenton Trail waiting to take you further north. But before leaving the city, an east-west connector, the Buck Creek Trail, connects with the SKT along Buck Creek.


Buck Creek

Green bike route signs help guide you between trail sections, but they can be difficult to follow at times. To familiarize yourself with the route and corresponding trail junctions, check out the Buck Creek Trail maps.

Ride west on the Buck Creek Trail (from the SKT junction) and you can ride a bit further into town. Just before ending at Plum Street the trail makes an interesting sweep along the grounds of the Springfield Art Museum along Cliff Park Road. The day we rode by, banquet tables and decorations were setup in preparation for an event. The trail was so close we felt as if we were crashing a private party. Trails sometimes go through the most interesting and unusual places.

Cycle eastward from the SKT and the trail guides you out of town and along the Buck Creek where it follows alongside passing under a few bridges along the way. This trail section reminded me a bit of the Wright Brothers Bikeway with its gently rolling and curving nature.

The trail crosses an old wooden decked bridge and runs over to Buck Creek State Park on Pumphouse Road. Facilities are available at the two parks at the east end of the trail.

Trail Specs:

Class: A1++

Length: 6 miles / asphalt

Condition: Good to Excellent

Facilities: In Old Reid Park and Buck Creek State Park at east end of trail.

Food: In town in Springfield.

Parking: Old Reid Park, Buck Creek State Park & Veterans Park in Springfield.

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6mi 1.5mi 0mi
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