Orange Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Orange Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Germantown, OH that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.8 miles 832 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

hiking
19 days ago

First time visiting this park. Completed a slightly shorter version of the hike - yellow, silver and part of orange for about 5 miles. Trail ranges from very flat to some steep inclines. I'm relatively new to hiking in Southwest Ohio and this has been one of the better places I've been to so far. Trails are very well marked. I really enjoyed this place and plan to visit again.

2 months ago

trail is 8.0 miles nice mix of hills and flat walking.

3 months ago

Very good trail. Has just about everything you could want. There are some serious elevation changes at one section. I'm new to hiking so it was a great/fun challenge for me. Not that it was too hard but you could def feel it in yours legs. Haha. Loved the views by the conservatory area. Great hike. Btw it's not 6.8 miles but closer to 8

3 months ago

Good hills and views. Definitely a moderate trail so if you a beginner be ready for some strenuous hills. Most of it is under tree coverage.

5 months ago

What a great hike! challenging hills and some good flat grounds to get you moving faster.

hiking
5 months ago

The Orange trail specifically is a diverse fantastic day hike. just taxing enough to wear on you not so taxing that you'll need a chopper out.

hiking
5 months ago

First time out and had a blast. Looking forward to doing this hike again.

hiking
6 months ago

A fun hike with lots of up and down hill climbing and plenty of wildlife to enjoy.

trail running
6 months ago

Perfect training run - hills, steps, varied terrain, well-maintained. Last time out (today) no traffic.

hiking
7 months ago

this was a long trail for me but it was a nice challenge. there was plenty of beautiful wildlife, including flowers, trees, etc. there were some places that were quite muddy though. we had to get completely submerged in mud past our ankles to get through.

7 months ago

great hills and a nice challange compared to other trails.

trail running
1 year ago

Great trail for trail running/hiking in the Dayton area. Varied terrain, including some short hills that tax your lungs and quads, but are not too difficult. As noted by others, the section along the river can get extremely muddy after it rains. There are ways to avoid this area if you wish. There are a few creek crossings too, but most can be hopped over or crossed on rocks. The trails are well marked and color coded. A good trail for training runs or a day with the family.

hiking
1 year ago

Loved this trail! Some good sized hills, but nothing too difficult. There was a section that was very muddy, but there were also signs warning of the potential for it.

camping
1 year ago

If you're carrying a backpack, it's a little steep in some areas, pretty muddy in others. No scenic vistas. Well marked. A good practice trail if you're prepping for a backpacking trip.

hiking
1 year ago

Had fun. Not too difficult. It was very muddy, but that was my fault for going a couple days after it rained.

1 year ago

I hike this regularly as it's the only lengthy trail around. Great park, never crowded. Only reason it gets only three stars is the mud can be unbearable. Numerous sections throughout are impassable without trudging through it if it has rained within a week.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice trail with great views. Did a backpacking prep hike here.

hiking
2 years ago

Hiked in early spring and enjoyed the whole hike. Heading back first week of October.

hiking
2 years ago

I started my hike a little late in the day, so I didn't have time for the full orange trail — I started on orange and turned off at the green (which was super easy to do thanks to the clear markings and well-maintained trails) for a total of about 3.5 miles. It was the first real snow melt of the year in early March, so the trails were quite muddy throughout but passable. It was nice and quiet with just the burble of the river nearby. Melting ice still covered the waterfall and ponds, making for a very picturesque scene.

hiking
2 years ago

A very good trail. Snow on the ground. Took us four hours to complete the trail.