Miami-Wabash-Erie Tow Path

EASY 3 reviews

Miami-Wabash-Erie Tow Path is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Defiance, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

fishing

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

muddy

historic site

1 month ago

My GPS put me on the state highway with no sign of the path anywhere and no place to park. Actually the start of the path was just on the other side of a muddy creek by the highway... I just could not get there. The correct point of entry is the Independence Dam State Park. I parked by the dam and hiked about 2.5 miles through the park to the beginning of the toe path. The path itself is on a narrow strip of land between the muddy creek on one side and the river on the other. It is a level path through nature and makes for a good fitness hike. There are mile markers on wooden stakes every quarter mile on the toe path. The round trip from the parking place by the dam is 10 miles. It is possible to drive to the start of the toe path. From there it would be 5 miles to the bridge at the end and back.

trail running
26 days ago

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016