Explore the most popular River trails near Dayton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked here again today. Very muddy in spots. Nice local trail along the Great Miami River.

I hiked the whole trail, not too many complaints. Some parts get really muddy and slippery after rain.

hiking
muddy
23 days ago

Easy trail to run not very many people at the right time

hiking
1 month 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.

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.

road biking
6 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.

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.

trail running
8 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.

8 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Trail markers are difficult to follow.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Never gets remote, but is decent length and has pretty parts. Certain areas are arid and not typical Ohio woodlands. Take the black loop to the yellow, and back to the black. Its decent length.

trail running
Thursday, August 10, 2017

There are a few difficult hills but a majority of the trails are easy to run--- I would not run the hills because there are plenty of large roots. This was my first visit and there are tons of little trails that branch off the main trails! It's a beautiful park where you can enjoys the valleys and sloping scenery!

road biking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Dayton - "City of Trails". Should be "City of Closed Trails". Nothing but poorly marked detours. One detour in Dayton ran me right through a bridge construction site. I nearly wrecked my road bike because of deep sand. Another detour took me down the most horrible road I ever road on! It went right past a recycling center, nothing but broken glass on the road. I got a flat tire as a result. Was only able to ride 5 miles of trail each way from the Air Force Museum. I traveled 150 miles to ride 22. Pathetic! At least the Air Force Museum was awesome....because it is run by the Air Force and not Dayton.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Very nice, quick, local trail. Has some beautiful deep woods areas and some small river features. The trail markings can be a tad confusing at times, but nothing a weekend hike warrior can't handle. A few interesting architectural features along the way too.

hiking
Friday, October 07, 2016

My husband and I had a great time on this hike. We saw two deer sitting in the brush as we were crossing the bridge. Trail markers are a little confusing but we managed to find our way back. The old stone chimneys were neat to photograph and the shells near the creek were great to see.

walking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Great place to see deer and explore

mountain biking
Friday, September 30, 2016

I also enjoyed this ride. The day was beautiful about three days ago.

mountain biking
Friday, September 30, 2016

Sorry that Paul did not enjoy this trail. We did . I thought it was cool to follow the river. The day was beautiful and so was some of the scenery.

trail running
Friday, September 02, 2016

Why are paved bike paths included in trails. I am a trail runner who wants to run on unpaved trails. I wish we had more of these. The bike paths we have in this area are very boring. Yes they are long, but they are also very straight because they were converted from railroads. We do have a great connector near me in Miamisburg - Medlar and that is very nice. Now I wish we could put a nice dirt trail to run on. Running on dirt is great for knees, hips, etc

road biking
Monday, August 29, 2016

A paved riverside path, running through downtown Dayton, connecting to many other trails.

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Scenic creekside trail.

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Giselle, my 2 year old and I had a great time hiking over to the creek where she threw rocks in!

hiking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I love this trail. The out and back trail is perfect for a short visit with Mother Nature and there are plenty of things to marvel at.

I always eat my lunch at the river about half way through the barn trail. The entrance can get a little muddy and mosquito-y but once you get into the thick of the woods, you won't be disappointed.

Really looking forward to having time to hike all the bigger loop trails sometime soon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This is my favorite trail for trail running, great for hiking too. There are markers and maps throughout the trail system.

Monday, June 22, 2015

One of my favorite local hikes. Generally not as well traveled as others so can be peaceful. Great for cross country skiing if and when we get snow.

hiking
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Good

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