Another fabulous trail, rolling and beautiful. Often called simply the “4-C Trail,” this trail is becoming more popular each year since it opened in July 2004. (Comment by, the CCTC).
Anliot-Davidson Nature Preserve885 Pyle Road (1 mile east of the Clarksville Rd. and Pyle Rd. intersection)
58 acres of rolling topography dominated by a mixed forest of deciduous hardwoods and evergreens. Paved parking lot with 5 benches, information display and 2 waste containers. 0.8 miles of hiking trails. Three hiking trails are available; white, yellow, and blue. White and yellow trials are strenuous with steep inclines. Rich biodiversity of ferns (12 species), trees (51 species) and many wildflowers and birds. A demonstration prairie is surrounding the parking lot offering 18 species of wildflowers among warm season grasses.
Collets Woods Nature Preserves8901 West St. Rt. 73 (1.5 miles west of Caesar Creek Flea Market.)
60 acres of mature beech-maple forest. 1.2 miles of hiking trails, paved parking lot with a turnaround, and bridge at entrance. Wonderful wildflower communities. Several examples of large hunks of Canadian granite erratic rocks deposited in the Preserve. Look for them along the 1.25 mile hiking loop that circles the forest perimeter.
East Fork Riparian Nature Preserve935 Webertown Rd. in Clark Township
70 Acres; 1 mile east of the Oak Grove Rd. and Webertown Rd. intersection. There is a paved parking lot for 8 cars but no amenities. 2.5 miles of hiking trials around a short grass prairie and a tall grass prairie. 2 wetlands were constructed and prairie grass seed were donated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Good fishing is available in the East Fork of the Little Miami River. 6 distinct habitats can be found in the park; upland woods, wet woods, riparian woods, short grass prairie, tall grass prairie, and blocks of cedar trees. Healthy amphibian, wild turkey and white-tailed deer populations.
Judy Gano TrailThis trail connects the 4-C Bicentennial Trail with the sidewalk on Rombach Avenue
This trail is “small but mighty.” Because of its location completely within J.W. Denver Williams Park, it is ideal for use by many people, but particularly families with young children. It is short, paved and it connects some key family attractions in the park such as the Castle Playground (a project organized by Judy Gano), the duck pond, and another playground near the tennis courts.
Denver Park offers a variety of activities, including basketball, softball, sand volleyball, ultimate Frisbee and flag football. Denver Park also offers a bike trail and a pond that includes a very friendly flock of ducks and geese.
1.2 mi, paved, 10 feet wide, this trail is fabulous and definitely peaceful. In the summer, the tree cover makes it the “coolest” trail in town. The trail is almost completely level — wonderful for wheelchairs, scooters and strollers (comment by CCTC, Clinton County Trails Coalition).
Lytle Creek PrairieBy the 4C Bike Trail in Wilmington
Over 11 acres of preserved prairie land.
Terrel-Hanagan Nature Preserve2979 Clarksville Road (the intersection of Cowan Creek Road and Clarksville Road in Vernon Township)
60 acres of very unique land referred to in scientific literature as “The Devils Backbone”.A gravel parking lot with 3 benches, 2 waste containers, and an information kiosk. 1.25 miles of hiking trails along the scenic Cowan Creek. Great fishing in April through June. Identified by the Ohio Biological Survey in July, 1955 and again in July, 1978 as the most unique area biologically in Clinton County! The Devil’s Backbone has more biodiversity in plants and animals than any other square mile in Clinton County. The Ohio Audubon Society has recognized the Cowan Lake Region as an Important Bird Area (IBA) with over 85 species breeding in the area. Only 70 IBA’s exist in Ohio.
Urban TrailSigned bike route on the streets of Wilmington, starts on Mulberry Street
.7 mile, a signed Bike Route on city streets. The Urban Trail is functional. It’s not pretty but at least its short, under a mile. There are no sidewalks on Hawley Avenue. Always use extra caution when riding/walking on City streets. (Comment by, the CCTC).