Twin Creek Orange Loop Trail

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Twin Creek Metro Park

Twin Creek Orange Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Franklin, Ohio that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 672 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

historic site

Another great trail from the Dayton/Five Rivers MetroParks system. This is a nice hike with creek side views, a forested ridgeline, and many rugged ravines. The Orange trail is the outer loop at Twin Creek MetroPark. The eastern half of the loop follows Twin Creek along the valley floor and the western half follows the ridgeline above the creek. Three 100 foot climbs as the western half of the trail follows the ridge and ravines along the western edge of the Twin Creek valley add some challenge to this hike. The creek bottom half of the trail can be quite muddy after a big rain, though the trail is well maintained, like all the MetroPark system trails.

hiking
5 days ago

Love this trail! It was the perfect combination of in the woods and out in the sunlight. There was good elevation to climb. It was muddy in spots however they were nice walk around of the mud. Great trail for dogs in a lot a little natural creeks running. This may be one of my favorite trails I’ve been on in the last few months.

hiking
muddy
12 days ago

Very well marked trail. I did this trail on the Sunday before Memorial Day and even though there was no rain for 2 days, it was still very very muddy from the previous rain we've had. That being said, I was amazed at people doing the trail in flip flops! My Keens were muddy as heck - I can't imagine walking it in slides or sandals! I even encountered a baby stroller! (it's not a paved trail folks!) All in all it took just over 2 1/2 hours.

hiking
muddy
13 days ago

It was my first time out, but it’s a great trail! Well marked and easy to follow. Some steep uphills, but worth it!

hiking
muddy
13 days ago

Trail was very well marked. Lots of benches along the way. Very muddy but high levels of rain this week so that was to be expected. Loved the challenge of the ups and downs.

hiking
muddy
18 days ago

What a fun hike. Several different types of terrain throughout. Some challenging steep hills along the ridge, a few creek crossings. Pretty muddy but we didn't mind too much.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

running
muddy
1 month ago

Muddy in parts but easy to avoid. Looks like it will dry out well if the rains stop. Nice loop for trail running. A few steep hills to walk (for me) but pretty, well marked trail. I’ll be back.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

What a great trail! Lots of different vegetation and scenery from river-fronts to prairies and shady forests. Only con was a small portion of the trail towards the end that was very muddy and under construction. Aside from the mud, we had a wonderful time!

hiking
1 month ago

Very good trail. A lot of wooded area and a couple open fields. Some steep hills. Nice scenery with the woods, Twin Creek, and a hilltop overlooking the area.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail markings. Nice rigorous trail.

hiking
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

One of our favorite local trails. A bit muddy and washed out as expected with all the rain we’ve had.

hiking
flooded
muddy
2 months ago

Well marked options. The orange trail had was impassable due to flooding. I imagine it’s a cool trail when dry. Will try in better weather. Having to backtrack a couple of times meant we got our miles in anyway.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Had the whole place to myself this morning. Several muddy areas, but still passable. Not many breathtaking views or anything... but one of the best marked trails I've seen lately.

muddy
2 months ago

It was really fun. Pretty quiet. Decent views. Bring your boots!!

2 months ago

Excellent trail, about as muddy as you would expect from a creek trail. A river, pond, multiple creek crossings, and beautiful views of the forest hills. Boots are necessary

very nice trail a little muddy right now but has great views and ups and downs.

hiking
flooded
3 months ago

Great trail but a muddy, muddy mess right now. The one trailhead is also under construction so what is already muddy becomes nearly impassable.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Frozen mud made for a not-so-muddy hike, but higher water made the lower fords tricky, one creek was too deep to be forded so had to cut the trail short and use the red trail partway. Otherwise a good rugged hike with some good climbs for exercise, alternating with flat spots. Nice features enroute area pond and prairies, with a nice panoramic view at the northern end of the hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail easy hike.

6 months ago

Great trial to enjoy the autem.

hiking
6 months ago

A beautiful and wonderful trail with a variety of terrain and sights. One of my favorite trails so far.

hiking
7 months ago

Twin creek metro park entrance. 6 mile loop

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Very well marked and maintained. Mix of woods and open meadows towards the east side near the creek.

hiking
8 months ago

You could definitely take this trail quicker but we let our 4-year-old set the pace. A nice comfortable walk through the forest. Some steep sections but we saw people running as well as hiking so it’s not too bad. The lower section was very dry, I’ve been on this trail in spring when it’s muddy and impassible but that’s what the Blue Trail is for, to avoid the lower section when it’s wet. A beautiful day and a beautiful hike!

hiking
8 months ago

I’ve hiked this trail many times. It is one of my favorite of the Five Rivers MetroPark system. Yesterday was the driest I’ve ever seen. Highly recommend it.

hiking
8 months ago

Moderate to difficult in spots. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. Unfortunately someone has been riding a horse on the trail even though it clearly marked “No horses “. Had to dodge several piles of horse dung.

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