Bill Yeck Park Yellow Trail

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Dayton, Ohio

Bill Yeck Park Yellow Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dayton, Ohio that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 177 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike with lots of extension miles available. My preteen and teenager enjoy. Our dog loved the small and clean streams

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail with a few fun stream crossings. The trail was not muddy today but I could see it being muddy with a lot of rain. The main parking area is currently closed but the trail is open and other parking lots are available around the trail. I recommend the trail for a fun family afternoon.

closed
1 month ago

Its closed

hiking
flooded
1 month ago

went when it was wet and the streams were high, so I had to get a bit wet. overall, a great hike for the adventurous. I'm sure it would be easier when thing dry up and the park service can clear some trails better.

hiking
1 month ago

This used to be my favorite of all of the trails around here. But they are tearing down a lot of trees and if you park on the Wilmington parking lot side, the left side of the yellow trail is messed up due to this. You have to backtrack and go along the blue trail for a little bit to get back over to the yellow trail or you have to climb around a lot of trees that are cut down and a little pond with no real trail. Or maybe it’s a curve in the creek that resulted in a small pond. Also, the back of the brown trail is being cleared out and trees are being cut down. Not sure why this is since it’s a park. It looks like more houses are going in. Maybe they’ll clean it up and make the trails clear again but I was very sad yesterday when I saw all of the destruction in the park. My last review gave it a five star. Sadly, I can no longer do that.

hiking
flooded
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
flooded
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

Trying to be as fair as possible, today may not have been the best day to go for a hike. It has been raining for much of the last week. It is gray and overcast and most trees have barely started budding. This is also my first time on this trail. Two of the three creek crossings were, in my opinion, unsafe with the amount of silted water flowing. At least one rock at two of the three were submerged enough that you couldn't see the rock. The third of the three, several rocks was submerged, but still easily visible. Because of this, I only hiked the first third of the trail. All that being said, the pictures of this trail are overly generous, much of the trail is along large flat bottom land areas that look like they are flood plains. While not "flooded," the mud was bad enough that I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't prepared for mud.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Nice loop trail. Normally less busy then Sugarcreek. Muddy, but expected this time of year. Lots of small creek crossings; some need bigger better rocks placed - prob get shoes a little wet. Some steep climbs. Nice scenery.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Very nice rolling trail. Lots of fun creek crossings. Slightly muddy today but nothing that couldn’t be avoided. Love the little kids signs that identified the trees. Very well kept. Great place for dogs as well. Not real crowded.

hiking
icy
4 months ago

This was a fun trail. There are multiple stream crossings with rocks placed strategically but you’ll want to wear waterproof shoes! Lots of elevation changes as well.

hiking
flooded
muddy
4 months ago

I love this trail but doing it after a rain in the cold is probably not a great idea unless you want to get your feet very wet. You have to cross the creek several times and after a rain, the water is up over the rocks you can normally walk across easily. Still a fun time all in all.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Too close to communities. Otherwise a nice hike. Easy trail. Good for dogs and running more than hiking

hiking
6 months ago

One of my favorite places to hike, and is a great alternative when Sugarcreek metro-park is too crowded. There are several creek crossings that are prone to flooding, but make a good challenge if you are brave enough. There are a diversity of different landscapes and elevation changes that really make this hike unique.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Lots of roots and rocks, watch your ankles. Especially with all the foliage this time of year!

hiking
icy
private property
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

loved loved loved this hike. was under the weather all week but my dog guilted me into going. it was 59 degrees and lightly trafficked (3-4 other groups). the trees are starting to turn so the scenery was great. had a few small hills/stairs. some open space but mostly wooded. loved the water crossings and bridges. my favorite Ohio trail to date. also the information signs to learn native Ohio trees and birds was great. trail could be marked a little better... take a map or gps

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail, not as many people as Sugarcreek. Nice change of terrain. Needs a little work on trail. If you’re not familiar with trail, a little difficult finding markers but just always go right!

hiking
7 months ago

Yellow to purple smith entrance. Great hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Check out the Tree signs! Great way too learn your trees!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy, flat, less populated than sugarcreek.

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