Explore the most popular Trail Running 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.

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

Not bad considering all the weather recently, but we did see a small herd of deer. The trail is nicely maintained.

bit muddy, but not bad, just make sure to prepare for it. probably the most technical trail I've hiked in the greater Dayton area. really enjoy this trail for both hiking and trail running (trail running only on good weather days, the mud could be treacherous to runners)

today it was muddy but easy to follow signs

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.

2 months ago

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

Great trail!

Best hiking trail you can get without leaving town.

Very peaceful and open!

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.

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.

8 months ago

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

Nice trail with lots of moderate elevation changes.

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.

My favorite hiking spot!


kid friendly :)

Well marked, great day and beautiful walk.

9 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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