Ohio River Trail: Salem Road To Sutton Road

Ohio River Trail: Salem Road To Sutton Road


Once completed, the Ohio River Trail will span 23 miles along the north bank of the Ohio River from Coney Island through Downtown to Sayler Park. The trail will enhance quality of life, increase mobility and recreational opportunities, and support economic development. The trail will connect our neighborhoods to Downtown and the world-class Cincinnati Riverfront Park. It will also complete the connection from Downtown to the Little Miami Scenic Trail that will eventually extend to Lake Erie.

Several segments of the trail have already been completed:

  • 0.5 miles along Mehring Way from Elm Street to Broadway Street
  • 0.6 miles through T.M. Berry International Friendship Park
  • 3.9 miles between Corbin Street and Salem Road
  • 1 mile between Sutton Road and 4-mile Road



The 2.2 mile Salem to Sutton segment of the Ohio River Trail will complete the gap between the existing trail that ends at Salem Road to the west, and the existing trail that ends at Sutton Road to the east.

The City hosted a public involvement meeting on June 15, 2015, and collected comments on four alternatives that were presented for the community to consider.


Next Steps

The project team is currently reviewing community comments in order to recommend a preferred alignment to City Council. Next steps will include work on the design drawings, environmental document, and construction cost estimates.  Final construction drawings are expected to be complete by December 2017. Construction is expected to begin in June of 2018.


Project Documents

View the original project design

View Alternative 1

View Alternative 2

View Alternative 3

View Alternative 3b

View the project timeline


Project Funding

This project was awarded $4,000,000 in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant funding.