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/ (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 (4+)

1pm start time: Germantown MetroPark Hike 7-8 miles - Moderately Brisk

7501 Conservancy Rd

We'll hike the beautiful Germantown MetroPark on the "classic" 7.1 mile Orange trail. The "classic" route is the original route of the Orange trail, which excludes the newly opened mostly prairie section. If muddy, which is often the case, we'll hike the roughly parallel Yellow, Green, and Pink trails. We'll add the optional Bob Siebenthaler loop if the group desires. Wear hiking boots or trail running shoes.

The hike will begin at the scheduled start time. If late, please join us 2 miles into the hike, at the Welcome Center, where we make a brief stop. Bring water and a snack if desired. If your plans change please update your RSVP.

The pace should be approximately[masked] MPH (18-20 min/mile). This is not a slow pace. If the pace is too fast for you, please be prepared to hike on your own back to your car.

Please note that some GPS units in cars will not route you properly to the start of the hike. Instead, in the Meetup app for the hike, tap the Google icon and follow the routing.

The Legal Stuff: The event host is just a fellow volunteer, not your hiking guide 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/

Speaker Series: Bike Law

Springboro Performing Arts Center

2023 Next Destination Speaker Series
Free and open to the public

Steve Magas, Ohio’s Bike Lawyer, presents part bike law, park bike history.

The City of Springboro Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee in partnership with the Franklin-Springboro Public Library presents the 2023 Next Destination Speaker Series that focuses on hiking and bicycling programming during the winter months. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m., including a 60- minute presentation and plenty of time for questions after. For more information, call[masked].

More information: https://www.cityofspringboro.com/369/Biking-In-The-Boro

Monday Night Hike at Sugarcreek (~4 miles)

Sugarcreek Metro Park

It should be a beautiful evening for a night hike at Sugarcreek. This hike will be about 4 miles and a pace of about 3 mph. There are some creek crossings and hills for this hike.

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/

9:00 am start time; 3, 6 or more mile Hike at Sugarcreek - Moderately Brisk

9:00am start time.

As this is a fitness hike, please ensure that you are able to meet the pace of approximately[masked] 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[masked]; please text or leave a voicemail.

The pace will usually be moderately brisk (~[masked] 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/

Past events (10,759)

Englewood MetroPark (West Park) Hike Brisk Pace

Englewood MetroPark West Park