Grant Park Outer Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dayton, Ohio that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.2 miElevation gain219 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsBugsOver grownRocky
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Please note: As of April 2020, users have reported that the trail is under construction and some parts may not be accessed. Please consult the park's website before visiting. It is rocky in spots but is mostly a dirt trail. There is a bit of up-and-down terrain and one creek crossing that may be impassible after heavy rain. Trail markers are sparse, so you have to be aware of where you are. Unmarked trails and utility roads make it easy to get off the correct trail. You should be following the yellow trail markers.

There is ample parking available in the lot at the end of Normandy Ridge Rd. Bathroom facilities are available nearby.

Park Website: cwpd.org/grant.html Grant Park is operated by the Centerville-Washington Park District. cwpd.org (937) 433-5155 221 N. Main St. Centerville, OH 45459

From Southbound I-675: Take Exit 4 for SR 48, Far Hills Ave.; make a left onto SR 48, Far Hills Ave., and cross the bridge; turn right onto Alex Bell Rd., and cross over I-675; make a left onto Paragon Rd, followed by a right onto Normandy Ridge Rd. as you go under the bridge; follow this road to the end, where you will find parking. From Northbound I-675: Take Exit 4A for Alex Bell Rd.; turn left onto Alex Bell Rd., and cross over I-675; make a left onto Paragon Rd, followed by a right onto Normandy Ridge Rd. as you go under the bridge; follow this road to the end, where you will find parking.

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Matthew Rohling
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Either Super muddy or super icy.

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Ian Stamm
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Hiking

A nice place for solitude in the middle of suburbia. 3 inches of snow on the ground to break in my brand new boots

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Allen Benton
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mike clark
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Hiking

Very muddy as expected. seems to be the muddiest.trail of any around.

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Christopher Clouse
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Hiking

Nice family trail. Very muddy

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Cynthia Soto
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Hiking

The muddiest trail I've been on in the area and there was no rain or precipitation at all in the last 6 days.

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Aaron Wolford
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Hiking

beautiful morning sunny dry Trail great views lots of animals

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Kelly O’Keefe
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Hiking

The trail was nice with water views and mushrooms. We got off the trail several times and needed to use the gps to get back on track.

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Greg Smith
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Hiking

Surprisingly nice trails for a suburban park. Trails could be marked a bit better but the park is so small, you can’t get lost for long.

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William Potts
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Walking

Need to pay attention to trail markings, can be confusing.

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Jennifer Warehime
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Heather Hocking
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Hiking

definitely not what I was hoping for a workout. some of the trails are not well marked and there's a lot of backtracking to complete the outer loop. but a perfect place for kids to explore the woods/creek

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Bryan Taylor
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Hiking

Trails could be marked better but overall nice. Lots of little side trails for kids to explore, and can wade up the creek at the entrance a good way with no shoes on.

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Maggie Winnett
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Josh Richardson
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Hiking

Decent community park, except for the near-constant noise from the nearby highway, but it's close to home so totally worth it for a quickie. The Yellow Trail, which had suffered a landslide a couple years ago, just reopened in either late-June or early-July and that improves this park's hike-ability. Grant can't compete against the nearby Sugarcreek MetroPark or even the Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek Township, but it's fun, especially with kids.

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Ryan Butler
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Hiking

Good trail with nice meadows and woods

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Donald Sickler
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Elisa Rae
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The trail is under construction by the Nature Nook (4/21/20). Maps on here jump from different trails...Beautiful Park, lots to see and there’s historical stops along the trail

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Amanda Hopper
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Hiking

This place was so busy. Not a fun place to train dogs but very pretty. Lots of water. Trails are pretty narrow but lots of open place. I can see it being buggy during the summer, with all the water and there were some pretty soggy places.

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Grant & Halee Middleton
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HikingMuddy

Well kept trail but poorly marked. Maps are provided at trail head.

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Les Snodgrass
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Should rename Grant Swamp trail. It appears the trail itself provides the drainage for the area. Take some waders. The last 1/4 mile of one of the Spurs is completely gone from neighborhood construction. Save yourself frustration and go to Sugarcreek Metro instead. Won’t be back.

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Kyle Zipp
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Hiking

Nice little loop it was a mile or so. suitable for anyone

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Les Snodgrass
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Hanna Hurtig
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Hiking

so fun, great places to take pictures! glad i found this trail, i will be back!

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Rob DeSonia
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had to deviate a bit from the prescribed route due to trails blocked. trails were marked well.

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Max Waldrup
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