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The Dayton Hikers group is the largest and most active outdoor recreation group in the Dayton, Ohio area. We are a community of people who enjoy hiking and outdoor activities. Joining Dayton Hikers is fast, free and easy. We don’t have dues, meetings, officers or a newsletter.

Come hike with us and meet other people who share a love for hiking! All interested people are welcome to join whether you are a beginner hiker or a seasoned backpacker. Most members are from the Dayton region but anyone is welcome to join.

We don't lead drop-in hikes for the public. You must be a member. For how Dayton Hikers operates please visit: https://daytonhikers.com/faq/

We are all about getting exercise, making friends, exploring nature, living a healthier lifestyle and making our community a better place to live!

Live To Hike … Hike To Live

Andy Niekamp
Group Organizer

Dayton, Ohio - The Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest!

Upcoming events (5+)

Passport Slow to Moderate Hills & Dale Hike

Location visible to members

Anyone is welcome to join who's interested in enjoying a hike without rushing to the finish line. There will be a restroom/water break. Wear some hiking shoes, bring water and a snack, hiking sticks, and a flashlight. This is a 2-3 mile hike. We will be meeting at the Dogwood Pavilion located on S. Patterson and Park Road. Should you get lost, give me a call. [masked]. If the weather is rainy or snowy, the hike may be canceled.

4.5 Miles Taylorsville Dam

Taylorsville MetroPark

We'll hike to orange and yellow. For total of 4.5 MI.

Passport Hike - Eastwood MetroPark - Moderate pace - 3.0 miles

Hike will start from the first parking lot at the 4349 Springfield Street entrance. Initially on the MetroPark path and occasionally the bike path before following the river on what is also the Buckeye and North Country trail. The loop is three miles. Half of the path along the river is likely to be quite muddy. Trekking poles recommended if you are clumsy like me.

MetroParks: River Access Van Tour: Mad River and River Runs

* Registration Requested With Five Rivers MetroParks. * * Signing up here does not register you for the event. * $5 Age: 18 and up Join us for a driving tour, exploring river access points along the Mad River from Eastwood MetroPark to downtown to help plan your next paddling adventure. We’ll check out the new River Run features along the way. More info and to register: https://www.metroparks.org/things-to-do/paddling/

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