What we're about

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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://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/1... (https://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/18933878/Hiker_Etiquette/)

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+)

Passport hike: Moderate Sugarcreek Hike

Sugarcreek MetroPark

Let's hike approximately 5 mi at Sugarcreek Metro park. Please arrive promptly at 1:30 pm and update your RSVP appropriately by 1:00 pm. There are a few steep hills on this hike, but I'll take it the speed of the group and take breaks as needed. I expect it will be a moderate pace (Avg. 3.0 mph). • Wear sturdy,waterproof shoes as there are numerous creek crossings in this park. • This meetup may be cancelled if thunderstorms are eminent. A decision will be made by 1:00pm. • Bring plenty of water for hydration and snacks if needed. • As with any Meetup hike, you are responsible for your own safety and enjoyment. By going on this hike you agree not to hold the hike leader or the Meetup group liable for any injury, disappointment or challenges of any kind. Please see the group legal waivers (http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/) you agreed to when you signed up for Dayton Hikers, for more. We'll see you on the trail.

Passport hike: Moderate Sugarcreek Hike

Sugarcreek MetroPark

Let's hike approximately 5 mi at Sugarcreek Metro park. Please arrive promptly at 4:00 pm and update your RSVP appropriately by 3:45 pm. There are a few steep hills on this hike, but I'll take it the speed of the group and take breaks as needed. I expect it will be a moderate pace (Avg. 3.0 mph). It will be getting dark last few miles so bring a head lamp. • Wear sturdy,waterproof shoes as there are numerous creek crossings in this park. • This meetup may be cancelled if bad snow storms are eminent. A decision will be made by 3:30pm. • Bring plenty of water for hydration and snacks if needed. • As with any Meetup hike, you are responsible for your own safety and enjoyment. By going on this hike you agree not to hold the hike leader or the Meetup group liable for any injury, disappointment or challenges of any kind. Please see the group legal waivers (http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/) you agreed to when you signed up for Dayton Hikers, for more. We'll see you on the trail.

Backpacking Wayne National Forest

Wayne National Forest backpacking trail head

Expect Cold Temperatures and the right Gear is a MUST! Meet up at the Ironton Ranger Station. We will be hiking the vesuvius lakeshore and backpacking trail, which is a total of 17.28 mile trail.

Passport hike at beautiful Taylorsville Dam

Taylorsville MetroPark - East of Dam Lot

This hike will be approximately 5.3 miles at a moderate/brisk pace. We will follow the Yellow and Orange Trails. You may want to bring water, your trekking poles, hiking boots or shoes you don't mind getting muddy. A headlamp or flashlight is highly recommended. We will meet at parking area just east of dam across from Bridgewater Rd. As soon as you cross dam the lot is on the north side. Directions: Take exit 63 off I-75 turn east. Turn south on Brown School Rd. for about 1.5 miles, turn east on Rt 40. Cross dam parking on north side across from Bridgewater Rd. Map Link To Meeting Location: http://tinyurl.com/lh4pof8 Participate at your own risk. By attending this event, you agree to our group legal waiver found at this link: Legal Waivers Page (http://www.meetup.com/DaytonHikers/pages/Legal_Waiver/)

Past events (6,770)

Carriage Hill MetroPark Hike

Carriage Hill MetroPark

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