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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)

Friday Afternoon at Lost Creek Preserve

Location visible to members

Lost Creek has 5.75 miles of trail that takes you past farm fields, through wooded areas and along Lost Creek making this Reserve a great place for hiking. We will do approximately 4 miles with the option to complete the entire 5.75 at a casual moderate pace. The terrain is relatively flat and easy to navigate. Dress for the weather and come ready to hike.
Parking is located near the red barns.

PLEASE KEEP 6' MINIMUM DISTANCE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER HIKING. It's good for everyone plus helps to keep the parks open.

Don't come if you have any signs of illness. Stay isolated until you know what is going on with that.

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/

Friday nights at Taylorsville

Taylorsville MetroPark - East of Dam Lot

Is it spring is it summer I don't know. Will try to get in 6 miles to 8.5 miles. Pace will be from 3 to 3.5 miles an hour.

Caesar Creek Lake Hike

Caesar Creek State Park - Fifty Springs Shelter

There is a HAPPY CAMPER event called HIPPIE going on if you want to hangout after the hike.

Be ready to hike at 10:00. My cell is[masked]. The rest room might be closed.

We will be hiking at 6 miles at 3 mph. It is NOT a slow pace. We will have a little up & down but nothing overly changeling. We will go 3 miles into the yellow trail and then double back.

The trail will be scenic with a mixture of woods, streams, and lake.

By attending this hike you agree to hold Greg Hull, Dayton Hikers and all attendees harmless from all effects of covid 19. Furthermore, you agree to take responsibility for you own personal protection and social distancing.

Fifty Springs GPS

By attending this event you agree to take full responsibility for your own heath and safety

Happy Hikers 😊 4 mile, 2 mph Stroll!

2101 US-40

This is a 4 mile stroll at 2 mph! No dogs for everyones safety. Boots start walkin' at 11 am sharp. Limit: 7 people One guest permitted Bring: Water, Poles and wear boots. Social distancing??? Naturally. Nature's way. Meet in the parking lot for the CCC shelter at Taylorsville (East) MetroPark, 2101 US Rt 40, Vandalia, OH 45377 Can't wait to see you !

Past events (9,225)

Bill Yeck Another Beautiful Evening For A Hike! - SMITH HOUSE ENTRANCE

Bill Yeck Park Smith House Entrance

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