The Creekside Trail (Route 2) heads west-northwest from Xenia Station, crossing West Main Street (US 35 Business Loop), where riders will find numerous fast food and sit-down style restaurants, many providing bicycle racks. Beyond the busy Main Street area, the trail enters more natural surroundings of shade trees, meandering streams, and wetland areas. The trail gets its name from the two creeks it follows - Shawnee Creek and Little Beaver Creek. At mile 1.56 is a spur to the James Ranch Park and the Fairground Recreation Center. Riding under Trebein Road at mile 4.16, riders pass Glenn Thompson Reserve, then cross the Little Miami National and State Scenic River.
At mile 6, there is a spur into Beavercreek Community Park and just across Factory Road is a spur into E.J. Nutter Park and an entrance to Creekside Reserve. Emerging from the N. Fairfield Road underpass near mile 8, riders arrive at Beavercreek Station, owned and operated by the City of Beavercreek, and offering parking, restrooms, trail information and handicap accessibility. At about the 10 mile mark, the trail passes the Fifth Third Gateway Park, then crosses a bridge over Interstate 675 before entering Montgomery County. From here, riders can connect to the Iron Horse Trail, the Mad River Bikeway, and the Great Miami River Corridor Bikeway.