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Glen Helen Loop Trail

Yellow Springs, OH

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Glen Helen Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Yellow Springs, OH that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Three Sisters to Sycamore...
12 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Nice trail

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
1 month ago

trail running
7 Completed2 Reviews

Well marked trails with nice scenery. Trails almost too wide and too nice of condition - not many roots, rocks or uneven steps to contend with.


1 month ago

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
2 months ago

trail running
41 Completed6 Reviews

First time visiting on my OH Flip-flop trail running quest. Nicely groomed hiking trails...I managed a 4.5 Mile single loop with a number of spur-trails off main loop. It was not too difficult (I ran in flops) and was VERY well marked with posted maps at most major trail intersections. Nice rolling terrain/hills that follow back and forth along the creek...pretty area and worth the visit.

on Three Sisters to Sycamore...
2 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail, beautiful views, very peaceful and well kept

on Three Sisters to Sycamore...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail!

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
3 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Three Sisters to Sycamore...
3 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Three Sisters to Sycamore...
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail. Just went for the first time Saturday. Wide trails that made it easy for us to talk side by side and plenty room for the dogs. The rocks across the creek were fun going across. Nice inclines.

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
4 months ago

7 Completed5 Reviews

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
4 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Went on probably the first nicest day in 2016 so far, the park was packed and the ground was thawing so it made for an interesting soupy mess. This was my first time at Sugarcreek Metropark, I really liked the park. My dog and I did about half of the park. I like the elevation changes. We will be back later this year to check it out with leaves on the trees.

on Three Sisters to Sycamore...
9 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

on Three Sisters to Sycamore...
10 months ago

hiking
9 Completed8 Reviews

Nice trail, a little too close to traffic sounds but very well maintained and marked.

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
11 months ago

trail running
12 Completed5 Reviews

Great trail.

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
1 year ago

trail running
7 Completed7 Reviews

Sugar Creek Metro Park is a great, relaxing and not too difficult trail system about 20 minutes from downtown Dayton. You can run the perimeter for a good 5K trail run, or add in the other groomed trails within the park to increase the distance. I ran the bridle path last week after a rain storm...it was a soupy, goopy, horse-poopy mess...but great training for longer trail runs that take you through rivers, swamps, etc. The park is beautiful, with older growth trees, open spaces, creeks and enough hills to make it fun. Definitely worth a visit.

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
1 year ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Great relaxing trail

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
2 years ago

trail running
14 Completed4 Reviews

I absolutely love this trail. I was visiting from out of town, and Sugarcreek sparked my interest. The trails were earthen after a very short paved route from the trailhead. I did not pack my trail shoes on this trip but I did not have any trouble navigating the terrain on my 6.3 mile run. Most of the paths are wide and very well maintained. It has well-marked waypoints marked by number. Finally, the creek crossings, Osage Orange Tunnel, and Three Sisters (550 year old oak tree) was very mentally and visually stimulating.

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
2 years ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

A very nice trail that is well marked. It was a little muddy when we did the trail on 12/11/14. My sister and I hike a lot and this trail is on our list of trails.

on Sugarcreek Metropark Gree...
2 years ago

hiking
31 Completed17 Reviews

Sugarcreek MetroPark is just one of several great parks in the Dayton/Montgomery County Five Rivers MetroPark system. It is locataed very close to Dayton, Ohio and not too far from Cincinnati. Due to its location, the park can get pretty crowded on nice spring and fall days so I recommend getting there early to avoid the crowds.


This is a pretty easy hike with very wide trails and not too many hills. We have hiked this trail in the spring, summer, and fall (still want to get there in the winter). There are many wildflowers that bloom here in the spring and the fall colors are spectacular (see my fall color photos) due to the wide variety of hardwoods in the park.


Even though the Green trail is only 3 miles, there are other trails that interconnect if you would like to get more distance or spend more time in this great park. The Orange trail and the Three Sisters (300 year old oaks, but only two are still standing as one was struck by lightning and fell several years ago) come to mind, and are particularly beautiful in the fall.