Buckeye Trail - Loveland

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Trail Description

Abstract of BT through Hyde Park

Supervisor: Darryl Smith

46 Total Miles / 35.5 Off Road Miles (77.2%)
Map Publication Date: March 2012

The Buckeye Trail, from it's southern terminus at the upper overlook in the northeast corner of Eden Park in Cincinnati, to the intersection of US 50 and Wooster Lane in Terrace Park is on urban and suburban streets. This section leads you past some wonderful examples of mansions and churches that were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From the intersection of US 50 and Wooster Lane to the end of the Loveland Section the Buckeye Trail follows the Little Miami Scenic State Park, a paved bike path located on abandoned Penn Central railroad right of way along the Little Miami River. Popular on hot summer days, the bike trail follows a rail bed first build in the 1840's as the Little Miami Railroad, named after the nearby river and not the size of the train! As the trail heads north, you pass through Camp Dennison, used as a Civil War camp by the Union Army. North of Loveland, the land gets less urban, though you can often hear the sounds of Kings Island amusement park near Foster. After passing through Morrow, the trail passes under the I-71 bridge and into the Caesar Creek section. The Fort Ancient prehistoric Indian earthworks and museum are adjacent to the trail near SR 350.

Both Loveland and Milford are designated BTA Trail Towns. Visit the BTA Trail Town page for more information about each.

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Trail Alerts

  • (8/03/11) CAMPING ALERT Quite the contrary to what you will see in the first paragraph of Point 17 in the 2006 Edition of Loveland Section, Camp Butterworth does not ever permit camping by BT Hikers! Do not contact either the address or phone number given for Camp Butterworth! Above all, do not camp on Camp Butterworth property!
  • (7/18/11) CAMPING ALERT Point 10 - Camping now available in Milford in nearby Jim Terrell Park and Riverside II Park. A permit is required and has a fee. See: http://www.milfordohio.org/announcements/camping-in-the-park.

Map Updates

  • (11/10/2017) This note updates your Loveland Map Edition of March 2012.
  • 1. There has been a route change within Cincinnati which changes the text between Points 2 and 4. The location of Point 3 has been moved. There has been no change in the length of the Section. See the log below.

    2. Near Loveland, Bruce’s Canoe Livery is no longer a possible camping location. However, a new primitive campsite has been added nearby. Follow the Little Miami Scenic Trail north from Nesbit Park in Loveland across both O’Bannon Creek and LyonsAve/Cones Road. This location, 39° 16.400' N, 84° 15.372' W, is about ¼ mile north of Nisbet Park. The campsite is free of charge. Simply provide notice of your stay in advance by emailing your name, dates of occupancy and contact information to

    CW CCW Pt
    2 Eden Park Dr at Park Ave and Victory Pkwy
    Turn E onto Victory Pkwy. Stay on sidewalk on right side of Victory Pkwy as it turns N through mixed business/residential neighborhoods. After 0.4 mi, turn E onto E McMillan St. After 0.2 mi, exit E Mc Millan St NE onto the sidewalk along the right side of Woodburn Ave.
    3 Woodburn Ave at Madison Rd
    Turn E onto sidewalk along right side of Madison Rd past numerous parks, including Owl’s Nest Park (0.7 mi), and other facilities. Madison Rd generally trends NE.
    4 Madison Ave at Erie Ave
    Turn E onto Erie Ave past PO: 45208 in 5 blocks. Return to the trail log as written in the Loveland Section Map Edition of March 2012

Section Blogs

  • (1/12/14) Loveland Section Blog - Eden Park and Krohn Conservatory - Jennifer Koester
    The southern terminus of the Loveland Section is located in Eden Park, by all accounts the gem of the Cincinnati's park system. The park includes the Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park, two river overlooks, Mirror Lake, Twin Lakes, the often photographed water tower, Presidents’ Grove and Krohn Conservatory.

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Koester