Germantown Evening Hike - 6 Miles

LET'S HIKE

GERMANTOWN EVENING HIKE!

We will hike the Twin Valley Trail (TVT) from Kercher Park to Germantown Dam and back.  Additionally, we will make a lollipop loop into the Bob Sebenthaler Natural Area.  This is a very scenic portion on the TVT that is single track with plenty of ups and downs. Pace will be moderate, but we will not stop for a break unless someone indicates the need to do so.

Meet at the Kercher Park picnic shelter as indicated on the image below.

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HIKE DETAILS

Bring source of light, water, and trekking poles (if you have them). It may be getting dark on our return trip. If we get done before 10PM, we can enjoy some after hike grub at Laff's Bar and Grill in downtown Germantown.

MORE ABOUT THE GERMANTOWN METROPARK

Germantown MetroPark is the most diverse and significant natural area managed by MetroParks. The size, quality, and age of the woodlands are exceptional. Steep topography and varied moisture gradients make for a variety of forest types and microhabitats. Many species of plants and animals here are found nowhere else in Montgomery County. The park also contains large open grasslands, cedar glades, dry hillside prairies, all stages of natural succession, several ponds, and an exceptionally high quality stream, Twin Creek. The park also benefits from the fact that it still is surrounded largely by agricultural land and the wooded Twin Creek corridor.

In the 1930’s, the heavily wooded areas above and below the dam were set aside for public use and enjoyment by the Miami Conservancy District. The 3 C’s and WPA projects built shelters, picnic areas, graded roads and built hiking trails along Twin Creek during the depression era. Five Rivers MetroParks assumed operations of the area in 1967. 

BOB SIEBENTHALER NATURAL AREA

This beautiful woodland offers a rich display of spring wildflowers and scenic hiking year-round. The area honors the many contributions of former MetroParks Commissioner Bob Siebenthaler made to land stewardship and conservation in the Miami Valley.

CROSS POSTS

- http://www.meetup.com/teamgreendayton/events/123438412/

AREA LINKS

- Germantown MetroPark
- Germantown MetroPark User Guide and Map

WEATHER

- Germantown 10 Day

SUNSET SUNRISE INFORMATION

- SunriseSunset.com

PET POLICY
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times.

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  • Keith K.

    Thanks Kenny! I enjoyed seeing everyone! What a GREAT group of people! :)

    June 20, 2013

  • Gayle B.

    Awesome group and great hike. Thank you Kenny!

    June 20, 2013

  • Joy

    Such a beautiful night for a hike. Thanks for putting it together Kenny. It was fun to meet all of you.

    June 20, 2013

  • Kenny

    Another great group of hikers on a beautiful night... Thanks for attending!

    June 20, 2013

  • Jeannie W.

    Great group to hike with and as always Kenny did a great job putting this hike together! Thanks Kenny!!

    June 19, 2013

  • Heather

    Thank you for such a fantastic hike n people. Look forward to more and food after next time. Have a great week all! Thank you Kenny!

    June 19, 2013

  • MARK W.

    I'm bummed I can't make it but maybe next time !!

    June 19, 2013

  • Buckeye

    Got too much going on down south this week!

    June 18, 2013

    • Kenny

      You southerners... gesh.. Thanks for letting us know. We will do it again :0)

      June 19, 2013

  • Katie

    Have to cancel... working. I hate it when work interferes with hiking!

    June 18, 2013

    • Kenny

      NP... see you next round. Thanks for letting us know.

      June 19, 2013

  • Buckeye

    It's going to be one late night for me...but I know it will be a good time!

    June 12, 2013

  • MARK W.

    Whaaat ?? No snack & water stops ??

    June 11, 2013

    • Kenny

      Should be like a walk in the park LOL

      June 12, 2013

  • Buckeye

    Video comments - No raingear, heavy equipment, no headlamps, illegal fire...these two probably are not folks to learn from, unless it is what NOT to do. :)

    1 · June 11, 2013

    • Kenny

      Ya... they are pretty green. I probably reported them to Five Rivers LOL... I will need to sit and wath the whole video... I guess :0)

      1 · June 11, 2013

    • Kenny

      Wow... Never saw the campfire portion... I must have scanned past it. Dorks built one right in the middle of the tent pad. Lovely. Not my adopted site, but I am betting they were reported. I report any fire activity as its not cool at these sites. We check the sites 3 times a week and report anything like this so the person(s) can be held responsible for their actions. Pretty bold to post that on-line and even admitting that they knew it was illegal. Five Rivers provides camp areas free of charge with firewood supplied for those wanting a fire. Too bad this dad made these decisions.

      1 · June 11, 2013

  • Keith K.

    Cindy and I will be there! Looking forward to it!

    June 7, 2013

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  • Kenny
    Event Host
  • Keith K.
    BTA Member, 2014 MRC Supporter, 2015 MRC Supporter
  • Gayle B.
    BTA Member, 2014 MRC Supporter, 2015 MRC Supporter, Assistant Organizer
  • Jeannie W.
    2015 MRC Supporter

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