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.

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

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

trail running
1 month 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!

awesome

kid friendly :)

Well marked, great day and beautiful walk.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful young forest and prairie with interesting historical signs along the Argonne Forest portion of the trail. I went with my dog in the early morning and no one else was on the trail. I was a little disappointed in the amount of trash that was littered in the small creek, took away from the beauty of it.

We hiked 5.25 mils combining the Beech, Meadowlark and Heron Trails. A downed tree had not been cleared just east of the large pond and landslide had occurred on the South Heron Trail. Though signs redirected in both locations, each were disappointing in their execution. Overall the park is pleasant and the hikes relatively easy with a few locations having stairs. There are plenty of benches to rest with a snack. Trails run parallel to Wolf Creek and offer opportunity for photos. The Meadowlark Trail runs through hunting grounds and what we later learned was the site of a popular public swimming pool. The western side of this portion of trail follows deteriorating driveways and parking lots of that pool, giving it an eerie neglected feeling. Trails were well groomed, though some were torn up a little due to horses and wet ground. Though horses are not to be on the hiking trails, we spotted at least one sign that could have been interpreted pointing to the horse trail though it had an X through the horse and rider symbol. This park is a rough gem. Just avoid in hunting season.

on Orange Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Nice little trail through bits of forest, around a small lake, and areas of wild bird-friendly tall grass.

There are six other trails around this small park, as well as three horse trails. There are a few nice campsites to rent here, too, and a shelter for people to have family reunions/bbqs, etc.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

Nice little post work walk with the pup Lady. Nice easy trail.

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.

walking
Friday, May 26, 2017

Beautiful springtime flowers!

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
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Large portions overgrown with honeysuckle, signage seemed poorly maintained. Nice enough for a short afternoon walk with the dog since it's not a far drive.

on Beech Ridge Trail

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

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