What we’re about
Welcome to the Dayton Hikers group! 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/
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
Dayton, Ohio - The Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest!
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- 9:00 am start time; 3, 6 or more mile Hike at Sugarcreek - Moderately BriskSugarcreek MetroPark, Bellbrook, OH
9:00am start time.
As this is a fitness hike, please ensure that you are able to meet the pace of approximately 3.0-3.4 MPH (18-20 min/mile) before you sign up. Please contact me prior to the hike if you are unsure. Meet at the billboard at the trail head directly next to the restrooms. Please arrive early and be ready to hike at the scheduled start time. If you have any questions/need directions or anything I can be reached at 937-287-7434; please text or leave a voicemail.
The pace will usually be moderately brisk (~3.0-3.4 mph). This is not a slow pace. We will hike a combination of Sugarcreek trails. Please let me know if you prefer to do the 3 mile option so we can guide you back to the parking lot whenever you desire.
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/
- Urban Hike:"The Neighborhoods "Needs location
Let's get together and explore the unique neighborhoods the Dayton and surrounding areas have to offer.
For this Urban Hike we will be visiting the beautiful Smith Gardens in Oakwood. The address is 11 Walnut Lane but the entrance is on Oakwood Ave. Park there on Oakwood. I drive a green 18 Chevy Equinox.
Ohio Magazine states that its "the finest tiny garden in the state."
Before we go into Smith Garden, we'll walk down the road, partially brick, to the Houk Stream Forest, a small forest with a creek, beautiful trees, wildlife and dirt trail. It's a hidden gem nestled in the midst of beautiful homes in Oakwood.
After we come out of the forest, we'll walk back up through the neighborhood to Smith Gardens.
In the Houk Stream forest there are a few inclines so bring your hiking poles if needed.
Also coming back up to Smith Garden there is a decently long incline.
Let's get out and enjoy the beautiful weather a few more times before old man winter strikes.😔
- Beautiful Evening Hike at Flat Fork/Caesar Creek, 4.5 milesFlat fork Ridge Trailhead, Waynesville, OH
Please bring a headlamp for the end of the hike. This hike is cross-posted on other Meetup groups. Let's get out and enjoy a beautiful evening hike. We will hike about 4.5 miles at a moderate/brisk pace around 3 mph. The hike has some hills with a couple of short steep sections. There could be some muddy trails so you may want to bring an extra pair of shoes. I do not recommend this hike for beginners. You may want to bring water and trekking poles.
Participate at your own risk. The Legal Stuff: Your hike leader is just a fellow member volunteer. By participating in this hike, 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 park rules during your participation on this hike. In order to be a member of this group and to attend Dayton Hikers events you must read and agree to the group's legal waiver at: Legal Waivers Page https://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/