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Hills & Dales - 3.5 Mile Fitness Hike - Round 1
3.5 Mile Fitness Hike - Brisk Pace With Hills - Round 1 We will hike 1.75 miles from White Oak to the end of the park, turn around, and hike back on a slightly different route totaling 3.5 miles. The hike should last about 70 minutes and should be considered strenuous. * This is a brisk pace, 3.0 - 3.5 mph, hike with hills. Many people underestimate the difficulty of this park. * Meet at the parking lot on Hilton Avenue. There are hills on this hike which is why they call the park Hills and Dales. Trekking poles are recommended. Map link to meeting location: About Hills & Dales Park: The 63-acre Hills & Dales MetroPark is filled with picturesque creeks, rolling hills, dense woods (including an outstanding example of Ohio natural forest), wild flowers, and wetlands, all conveniently located just south of downtown Dayton. Park Map: This historic urban park has been a natural refuge for Daytonians since 1907. Its lush natural atmosphere provides a range of activities for visitors of all ages. With significant restoration planned for 2008, MetroParks will insure that Hills & Dales continues its tradition as an outdoor playground for future generations. John H. Patterson, chairman of National Cash Register Company, believed that education and outdoor exercise were the pillars of good health for not only himself, but also his employees. The park was a gift by John H. Patterson.

Hills and Dales MetroPark

2696 Hilton Dr · Kettering, OH

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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.

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