What we're about

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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://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/1... (https://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/18933878/Hiker_Etiquette/)

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

Needs a location

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 will be canceled.

Passport hike at Beautiful Englewood

Englewood Reserve (Patty Shelter)

This hike will be approximately 4.5 miles at a moderate/brisk pace. We will follow the green, white, black and yellow trails. You may want to bring water, your trekking poles, hiking boots or shoes you don't mind getting muddy. A headlamp or flashlight is highly recommended. We will meet at Patty Shelter in East Park. If you're coming from Route 48 Englewood, get on Route 40 and cross over the dam. You'll be on the east side of the dam. Make an immediate left, go to first stop sign, turn right go about a half a mile. Patty Shelter is on the right hand side. Park right around a curve on the right side. If you're coming from Dayton, get on I-70 West. Get off on the airport exit. Exit Route 40 Englewood Vandalia. Make a left. You'll go down through three lights. You'll come to the dam make a right before you go over the dam, go to first stop sign, turn right go about a half a mile. Patty Shelter is on the right hand side. Park right around a curve on the right side. Most GPS do not take you there some do. Participate at your own risk. By attending this event, you agree to our group legal waiver found at this link: Legal Waivers Page (http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/)

Full Moon/Moonrise/Moonlit Hike 3 to 4 Miles at Twin Creek

Twin Creek MetroPark

Moonrise is about 6:33, hopefully we'll be able to see it. The hike will start about 6:45 or earlier if cloudy and will be about 3 to 4 miles at around 3 mph. This hike has some steep hills, so come prepared. Bring a light and you may want to bring water, boot traction devices and trekking poles. Plan on about 1.5 hours. We will meet at the shelter to watch the moonrise. After the hike we may head into Germantown for some dinner at Laff's or Don's Pizza Palace. Participate at your own risk. By attending this event, you agree to our group legal waiver found at this link: Legal Waivers Page (http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/)

Taylorsville MetroPark hike

Taylorsville MetroPark - East of Dam Lot

We will start at 9:00 am SHARP. I don’t wait. Send me a message if your going to be late. It might be muddy so dress for the weather. WE WILL DO ALL THE LOOPS and then some for about 7 miles at an average pace of 3.0 mph. Directions: take exit 63 off I75 onto 40 or National Road, turn East Stay in right lane, turn south or right on Brown School road About 1.5 miles turn east, left, to stay on Rt 40 After you cross over the dam, parking lot is on left

Past events (6,780)

Hills and Dales MetroPark Hike Brisk Pace

White Oak Shelter of Hills & Dales Metro Park

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