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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/

By attending any events you agree to our waiver of liability: https://daytonhikers.com/waiver/ (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)

Hills and Dales FAST Hike, 5 miles

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This hike focuses on speed AND hill training. Please be prepared to hike between 13:30-15:30 per mile, with speed determined based on attendees abilities. We will be doing slightly over 5 miles with minimal running, but possibly up hills. A water bottle might be helpful. Text me if you have any questions. Mary 🌸[masked]

5-7 mile hike at Bachelor Preserve, Oxford

DeWitt Cabin Parking

Morning hike in Bachelor Preserve in Oxford OH. This land is adjacent to Miami University and offers extensive trails. The trails are fairly easy, with gentle hills. The trails can be narrow and in some cases overgrown with vegetation. We will be hiking 5-7 miles in about 2 hours. (Moderate pace) Start Time: 9am What to bring: Water (be sure you are well-hydrated before the hike and carry plenty of water during the hike), hiking or trail shoes with good traction, trekking poles are optional. Wear layers for comfort. Long pants are recommended. Restrooms: Porta-potty in the parking lot. Weather: This hike may be cancelled for heavy rain. Trail Map: https://www.miamioh.edu/student-life/_files/documents/natural-areas/2013_muna_trails_2013_bw.pdf No pets allowed.

Monday nights at Taylorsville

Taylorsville MetroPark - East of Dam Lot

Will be doing 5.3 miles. At a moderate pace. 3 to 3.5 mpr

Grant Park Post Autumn Solstice Monday Night Headlamp Hike - Social Distancing

This past Tuesday it was officially Autumn! Time for night hikes, cooler weather and other fun seasonal stuff (like corn mazes and hay rides and such). But for Monday night we'll just keep it simple with a sunset to night hike. It's time to get out your headlamps or flashlights and make sure the batteries as still good. You're going to need them. And yes, as of this writing, it's looking like Monday is going to be yet another beautiful evening for a hike! By the time we meet, the temperature will be in the upper 60s, so you may also want to dress a bit warmer for this hike since it looks like it will be in the low 60s by the time our hike ends. We will hike approximately 3 - 4 miles at about 2.8 - 3 miles per hour. You will want to bring your trekking poles since the trail is moderately rugged in some places, there are a few downed trees that we'll climb over, and it will get dark while we're hiking. There are also some tree roots sticking up in various places. Please no guests on this hike. Everyone needs a Dayton Hiker profile to hike. COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE: >>> Given the unpredictable nature of events in our nation right now, allowable group size and other stuff is subject to change, depending on advisories from government officials. <<< * * * TAKE THESE PRECAUTIONS * * * * Maintain a 6 foot distance from other trail users including at the trailheads and in parking lots. * Take photos but remember to "social distance" with your fellow hikers. * Don't share food, a water bottle or trekking poles with other hikers. * Avoid touching picnic tables, picnic shelter, handrails and anything the public touches. * Expect restrooms to be closed, water fountains to be off and trash cans removed. * Don't carpool. Avoid public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares. * Consider not hiking if you are a member of a high-risk group or are a caregiver. * Don't show up for a hike if you are sick or think you might be getting sick. The Legal Stuff: The event hosts are just fellow member volunteers, not your hiking guides or guru. By participating in this event, you assume all risks of liability and injury inherent in hiking activities. You are responsible for your own safety and for determining if you are in a condition fit to participate. If you have any doubts, you should consult your doctor. You are also responsible for knowing and abiding by all laws and hiking rules during your participation on this hike. By participating in this event you agree to the Dayton Hikers legal waiver here: https://daytonhikers.com/waiver/

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Beautiful Sunday morning at Taylorsville

2101 US-40

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