Length: 15 miles / asphalt
Facilities: At some of the trailheads and parks along the route.
Parking: Beavercreek Station (See trail map for more options.)
Worth Noting: The Creekside Trail is a major connecting route between Dayton and Xenia-area trails.
Elevation: West to east
More Trails in this Region: SW OH Trails List
In Xenia, the Creekside Trail is 1 of 5 trail segments that converge at or near Xenia Station. For more details regarding this one-of-a-kind trail junction, see the Xenia Station page.
Connecting trails to create mobility and travel networks continues to be a goal for trail builders. And the Creekside Trail plays a vital role in that regard in SW Ohio by linking the Dayton trail network with the network at Xenia Station.
In doing so, the bikeway also links the Dayton area with the cross-state Ohio-to-Erie Trail. This in turn connects Dayton to Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland by trail as well!
Trail builders, likely anticipating the significance of these connections and the resulting traffic, built the Creekside Trail 12' wide. At that time -- and still today -- many Ohio multi-use trails are typically 10' wide or less. This has proven to be forward-thinking, as heavily congested trails around the country have begun expansion projects by widening their pathways, or building add-on lanes to separate walkers from bicyclists.
Despite its relatively modest length of 15 miles, the Creekside Trail connections include: