Looking for a great trail in Germantown Metropark, Ohio? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Germantown Metropark ranging from 0.6 to 2.5 miles and from 800 to 892 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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muddy
18 days ago

hiking
muddy
18 days ago

did this trail for the tvt challenge 26.6 miles, super muddy which made more of a challenge. lot of switchbacks.

This seems like a great trail but with the amount of rain we’ve had lately it’s just too muddy to enjoy. Had to turn back a mile in. Will give it another go when there are favorable conditions.

Very cool trail, very well marked, great scenery! The old forest was extremely muddy but there’s a warning and option to bypass. Great hike!

solid! well, there is mud but this is a great trail! bring lots of water and snacks

Lots of mud and water in the valley as you near the river. Diverted to the Yellow Trail to avoid that mess and complete the 7 mile loop. Otherwise, great trail!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

trail running
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Great trail, well marked!

surfing
8 months ago

Helo twins =)

A lot to be loved about this trail. Lots of hills and beautiful scenery. The trail is wide enough and clearly marked--at ALL places so basically impossible to get lost. I gave it 4 stars because of the mud. It hasn't rained in 2 days so I assumwd it would be fine. But there is about a 1 mile section on the Yellow/Orange trail that was pure mud. Like being on a slippery, ice skating rink of mud. I don't really care that it coated my Hiking shoes, but there were moments when it was so difficult to not slip and fall down. So if you hike this trail, I think you will have a great time but prepare for mud if it has rained within the past few days.

Great trail. Along the creek can get muddy, but there are some bypass trails. All all the trails are well marked. West of the dam is a lot of up and down and steep hills. If you start at the Nature Center, they have drinking water to fill up your water bottles.

backpacking
9 months ago

The parts of the trail in Germantown or Twin Creek Metroparks are mostly very good trails, however the connector trail is a bit of a let down. The section just outside of Germantwon Metropark is rather nice with a few nice views of the valley and Twin Creek past the Germantown dam. Once you cross under pass the OH-725 bridge heading south you are walking on a paved park path or a road without sidewalks for 2.5 miles. I've hiked this twice now and its the only really long hike in the Dayton area but if you've hiked Germantown and Twin Creek then you've seen the best parts this trail has to offer. Still well marked and well maintained. There are a few backcountry sites along the way if you want to break the trip up, I recommend Cedar Ridge. Overall I would say the tail isn't that difficult. Doing it North to South means a little more downhill than up but at this distance it might mean this is definitely a hard trail.

Nice trail but often muddy near west side of Twin Creek. You can hike higher trail to avoid the mud.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail. Lots of up and down terrain changes. Muddy and swampy in lower areas, boots are a must!

it's pretty, not too bad of a trail

backpacking
10 months ago

Beautiful Hike. My wife and I did the full 26.8 mile hike today! Definitely a challenging hike to complete in one day and took us just over 11 hours. The trails are well marked and well maintained. We will be back.

backpacking
10 months ago

This metro park, and specifically this trail, is a gem for the Gem city. It has some great vantage points and many different ecosystems to observe and explore. I saw a wild turkey while on this trail, as well as many rabbits and toads. The orange trail has many connection points with other trails so that you can customize your experience each time you visit. I backpacked to one of the designated campsites by way of this trail and a few connecting trails. Overall it seemed very well maintained and regularly travelled through compared to some other sections of the park, which were laced with spider webs and partially overgrown. This trail tends to get muddy, so I would recommend gaiters or something to prevent the mud and moisture from getting to your socks.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Lowlands are so muddy they’re almost impassable.

Love it here. So pretty. Some difficult hills. I wish there was a bride over the creek so you could cut in half when you don’t have as much time. In the summer the area down by the creek is VERY buggy and other times very muddy- I usually try to skip this area by staying high.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

great hiking weather....45°

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Watch out after a big rain! We got lost a few times because the mud washed away the trail.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Well marked trail that was not crowded with people. The trail followed the river for the most part and was very peaceful. The lower sections were muddy from the rain the previous day, but the mud was not too much that you couldn’t still enjoy the hike.

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