Trail Conditions

Want to know if sections of the Great Miami River Bike Trail are under water? Here’s the place to find out.

Low-lying parts of the Great Miami River Bike Trail can become submerged by rising river levels following heavy rains. The good news is if the trails are flooded, it means the levees are working, protecting riverfront communities from Piqua to Hamilton.

We’ve listed several sites below to help you know whether the trail is dry for your next ride on MCD-maintained trail sections in downtown Dayton, West Carrollton, Miamisburg and Franklin.

Each chart below provides you current river levels. Look for the latest number in the upper left corner of the chart. Compare that number to the one listed below the chart, which tells you when the trail goes under water. If the chart number is higher than that number, the trail is under water.

If the trail is dry but was recently under water, it may take our maintenance staff a few days to clear away mud and debris.

Great Miami River at Dayton

TRAIL LOCATION
TRAIL GOES UNDER WATER AT:
River Run Structure 2 near the Dayton Art Institute 26.45 feet
South Side of RiverScape MetroPark 26.55 feet
Under the south side of the I-75 Bridge at Monument Avenue 27.74 feet
Rivers Edge behind the YMCA 27.87 feet
Downstream of the Webster Street Bridge 27.91 feet
Under the north side of the Main Street Bridge 28.29 feet

Great Miami River at West Carrollton

TRAIL LOCATION
TRAIL GOES UNDER WATER AT:
Miami Bend Park (at the South Montgomery County Low Dam) 11.5 feet

Great Miami River at Miamisburg

TRAIL LOCATION
TRAIL GOES UNDER WATER AT:
Upstream of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, north of Rice Field 9.5 feet
Under the Chautauqua Bridge 12.5 feet
Under the State Route 725 Bridge 12.5 feet

Great Miami River at Franklin

TRAIL LOCATION
TRAIL GOES UNDER WATER AT:
Below Crains Run Nature Park 7.5 feet