Looking for a great trail near Dayton, Ohio? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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. If you're looking for the best trails around John Bryan State Park or Caesar Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Grant Park or Cox Arboretum. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 15 easy trails in Dayton ranging from 1.6 to 6.2 miles and from 269 to 1,000 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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Great eastern woodlands trail with beautiful views of the river. One of the best true hiking trails around the Dayton area.

Perfect place to get 5 miles in to start the day or after work. I see deer almost every time I go in the winter months to this park. Beautiful and well maintained.

25 days ago

This trail is beautiful, but very hard to follow. There aren’t very many trail markers and there are many break off points. Thankfully this app gives you a guide or I may have been stuck in the cold longer than anticipated

Has a really nice creek that runs through the park, not a very big park. But you can take your dog's as well.

1 month ago

Super easy, peaceful, and kind people everywhere. Can get very busy on nice days.

I have hiked this trail a few times and do like it. As another review states it is longer than 3.2 miles though. The first time I went with my mom and she was getting very tired . Still a good trail though.

Great trail!

This is more than 3.2 miles on the orange trail. Also three large trees were down.

Great, mild trail. Kid and dog friendly for sure. Half prairie and half forrest terrain. No need for special hiking shoes unless there is inclement weather.

Best hiking trail you can get without leaving town.

Very peaceful and open!

road biking
5 months ago

We frequent this trail, the southern portion is fairly crowded but northern part especially from Morrow to Yellow Springs is relaxed and serene.

Great technical (for the area) trails for running. Dogs are allowed on a 6’ leash or less. No mountain biking on the hiking trails.

Love this trail! Great mix of hills and flat ground.

It's a nice exercise trail, not much to see other than the backs of houses. In the late fall you will see tons of squirrels getting ready for winter.

One of the best Dayton MetroPark Trails.

nice trail. my dog loved our little hike.

As a wheelchair user, I found it extremely easy to navigate.

Easy Hike, the trails are well kept too.

Nice trail. Small obstacles around the creek but nothing major. I took my dog and had no problems. Quite a few people which is nice when hiking solo.

7 months ago

Nice combination of hills and level ground, meadows and forests.

Nice trail with lots of moderate elevation changes.

trail running
7 months ago

This trail was beautiful to jog through, but, with it being a bike trail also, I found it to be pretty dangerous when the bikers didn't make themselves known as they approached from behind and I believe it would be more efficient if they had separate trails for jogging and bikes. There's also need for more signs for indication, because there's mini trails that lead out from the main trail to who knows where and hormonal teenagers or adults even will take advantage of that when this trail is family oriented. I spotted two today making out by the river and while the scenery is nice, it's not the place for that and it suggest that security needs to be upped. Until they try to improve this trail I'll be jogging on down another.

7 months ago

A nice 3+ mile loop, almost entirely shaded. A nice field in the middle, with a small pond. Lightly trafficked which is fantastic imo. Stay quiet, enjoy the sounds of nature...I walked right up next to a frog, saw a white tail deer just feet from me, and a cotton tail rabbit. This trail is now on my favorites list.

My favorite hiking spot!


kid friendly :)

Well marked, great day and beautiful walk.

8 months ago

Nice trail with lots of shade. Trail follows river for a bit and has some good hills. Nice outing.

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