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March

01 Mar 2015 – Taylorsville MetroPark (WEST).  5 miles, 2 ½  hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again.  Use entrance 2000 US40 at the WEST end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40. Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.  CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW; PARKS CLOSED.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

February

 

15 Feb 2015 – Huffman MetroPark.  4-5 Miles, 2 hours “A”.  From downtown Dayton, proceed northeast on SR-4.  Exit SR-4 right (east) at Huffman Dam.  Follow Lower Valley Pike, which parallels SR-4 on the east side. Turn right at the second entrance (past the lake), 4095 Lower Valley Pike. Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Huffman/Home.aspx

 

01 Feb 2015 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

January

 

18 Jan 2015 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot at McGuffey Meadow on west (right) side of road (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

 

04 Jan 2015 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot left (north) off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

December

21 Dec 2014 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

07 Dec 2014 – Charleston Falls Preserve. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. 2535 Ross Road. Go north on SR202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://miamicountyparks.com/Park.aspx?c=CFP

November

30 Nov 2014 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot at McGuffey Meadow on west (right) side of road (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

 

16 Nov 2014 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton. Proceed to Manning Road. Turn right (west) onto Manning Road. Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road. Turn left onto Boomershine Road. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

02 Nov 2014 – Taylorsville MetroPark (EAST). 5 miles, 2 hours “B”.  Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again toward the dam.  Cross the dam.  Use entrance 2101 US40 on the EAST side of the dam. This entrance is several hundred yards past the dam on the left (north) side of US40.  Meet in the parking lot. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

October

 

19 Oct  2014 – Caesar Creek State Park.                     *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.) *****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR73. Proceed east over the (long) bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street on the right, after the bridge, will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restrooms. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://caesarcreekstatepark.com/

 

05 Oct 2014 – Brukner Nature Center.  5 miles, 2 hours  “B”. Address: 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.  From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on SR 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

September

21 Sep 2014 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

07 Sep 2014 – Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours  “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

August

31 Aug 2014 – Indian Mound Reserve.  4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours  “C”.  Address: 2750 U.S. Rt. 42 East, Cedarville, Ohio; Williamson Lane.  Go east out of Xenia on US-42 to second park entrance on left (west) side of road, by a historic row of pine trees.  Meet in parking lot.

http://www.gcparkstrails.com/parks-IndianMound.html

 

17 Aug 2014 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot left (north) off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

03 Aug 2014 – Englewood MetroPark (WEST). 5-6 miles, 2 ½  hours “B”.  Take SR 48 (North Main Street) north past I70 to 100 E. National Road (US 40). The park entrance is at the intersection of US 40 and SR 48 at the traffic light. Meet in the parking lot at the end of the (long) driveway.

********New start location********

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

July

 

20 Jul 2014 – Sycamore State Park.  8 miles, 3 hours  “B”. Address: 4675 North Diamond Mill Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426.  Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road. Turn right and  proceed north to Providence Road. Turn left. Follow signs to park. Meet in the parking lot near restrooms.

http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/sycamore

 

06 Jul 2014 – Grant Park.  4-5 miles, 2 hours  “C”.  Meet at Normandy Elementary School parking lot at 401 Normandy Ridge Road. Normandy Ridge Road is west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass, which is just south of Alex Bell Pike.

http://www.cwpd.org/grant.html

June

29 Jun 2014 – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles, 3 hours “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343, then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot (on the right) just beyond the park office.

http://www.johnbryan.org/

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/882/default.aspx

 

15 Jun 2014 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton. Proceed to Manning Road. Turn right (west) onto Manning Road. Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road. Turn left onto Boomershine Road. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

01 Jun 2014 – The Narrows. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot. 2575 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek Township.

http://www.gcparkstrails.com/parks-Narrows.html

May

18 May 2014 – Twin Valley Trail. *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4 hours “D”. We will meet at the Germantown MetroPark sledding hill parking lot located at 6206 Boomershine Road (north of the Nature Center and just south of Manning Road) and hike along the backpacking trail between Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

4 May 2014 – Hills and Dales MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Meet at the White Oak Camp, 2606 Hilton Drive, Kettering, Ohio. Traveling north on South Dixie from Dorothy Lane, turn right (east) at Glenbeck Avenue. Glenbeck deadends in 2 blocks on Hilton Drive at the White Oak Camp parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/HillDales/Home.aspx

 

April

 

27 Apr 2014 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

6 Apr 2014 – Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours  “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

March

 

30 Mar 2014 – Huffman MetroPark.  4-5 Miles, 2 hours “A”.  From downtown Dayton, proceed northeast on SR-4.  Exit SR-4 right (east) at Huffman Dam.  Follow Lower Valley Pike, which parallels SR-4 on the east side. Turn right at the second entrance (past the lake), 4095 Lower Valley Pike. Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Huffman/Home.aspx

 

16 Mar 2014 – Englewood MetroPark (WEST). 5-6 miles, 2 ½  hours “B”.  Take SR 48 (North Main Street) north past I70 to 100 E. National Road (US 40). The park entrance is at the intersection of US 40 and SR 48 at the traffic light. Meet in the parking lot at the end of the (long) driveway.

********New start location********

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

02 Mar 2014 – Taylorsville MetroPark (WEST). 5 miles, 2 ½  hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again.  Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40. Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW STORM

February

16 Feb 2014 – Sugarcreek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”.  From I 675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725.  Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

02 Feb 2014 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot left (north) off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

January

 

19 Jan 2014 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of road (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

05 Jan 2014 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

December

29 Dec 2013 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

15 Dec 2013 – Charleston Falls Preserve. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. 2535 Ross Road. Go north on SR202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://miamicountyparks.com/Park.aspx?c=CFP

 

01 Dec 2013 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of road (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

November

17 Nov 2013 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton. Proceed to Manning Road. Turn right (west) onto Manning Road. Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road. Turn left onto Boomershine Road. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

03 Nov 2013 – Taylorsville MetroPark (EAST). 5 miles, 2 hours “B”.  Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again toward the dam.  Cross the dam.  Use entrance 2101 US40 on the EAST side of the dam. This entrance is several hundred yards past the dam on the left side of the US40.  Meet in parking lot. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

October

20 Oct  2013 – Caesar Creek State Park.                               *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.) *****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR73. Proceed east over the (long) bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street on the right, after the bridge, will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restrooms. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/720/default.aspx

 

06 Oct 2013 – Brukner Nature Center.  5 miles, 2 hours  “B”. Address: 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.  From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on SR 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

Sep

29 Sep 2013 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

15 Sep 2013 – Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours  “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

01 September 2013 – Indian Mound Reserve.  4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours  “C”.  Address: 2750 U.S. Rt. 42 East, Cedarville, Ohio.  Go east out of Xenia on US-42 to second park entrance on left (west) side of road, by a historic row of pine trees.  Meet in parking lot.

http://www.gcparkstrails.com/parks-IndianMound.html

Aug

18 August 2013 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot left (north) off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

04 August 2013  – Englewood MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours  “B”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

Jul

 

21 July 2013 – Sycamore State Park.  8 miles, 3 hours  “B”. Address: 4675 North Diamond Mill Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426.  Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road. Turn right and  proceed north to Providence Road. Turn left. Follow signs to park. Meet in the parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

 

07 July 2013 – Grant Park.  4-5 miles, 2 hours  “C”.  Meet at Normandy Elementary School parking lot at 401 Normandy Ridge Road. Normandy Ridge Road is west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass, which is just south of Alex Bell Pike.

http://www.cwpd.org/grant.html

 

Jun

 

30 Jun 2013 – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles, 3 hours “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343, then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot (on the right) just beyond the park office.

http://www.johnbryan.org/

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/882/default.aspx

 

16 Jun 2013 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton. Proceed to Manning Road. Turn right (west) onto Manning Road. Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road. Turn left onto Boomershine Road. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

02 Jun 2013 – The Narrows. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot. 2575 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek Township.

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/parks-facilities.htm#narrows_reserve

May

19 May 2013 – Twin Valley Trail. *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4 hours “D”. We will meet at the Germantown MetroPark sledding hill parking lot located at 6206 Boomershine Road (north of the Nature Center and just south of Manning Road) and hike along the backpacking trail between Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

5 May 2013 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

April

21 Apr 2013 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of road (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

 

7 Apr 2013 – Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours  “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

March

17 Mar 2013 – Englewood MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours  “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

03 Mar 2013 – Taylorsville MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again.  Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40. Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

February

17 Feb 2013 – Sugarcreek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”.  From I 675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725.  Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

03 Feb 2013 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot left (north) off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

January

 

20 Jan 2013 – Hills and Dales MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Meet at the White Oak Camp, 2606 Hilton Drive, Kettering, Ohio. Traveling north on South Dixie from Dorothy Lane, turn right (east) at Glenbeck Avenue. Glenbeck deadends in 2 blocks on Hilton Drive at the White Oak Camp parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/HillDales/Home.aspx

 

06 Jan 2013 – Huffman MetroPark.  4-5 Miles, 2 hours “A”.  Follow Lower Valley Pike, which parallels SR-4. Turn right at the second entrance, 4095 Lower Valley Pike. Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Huffman/Home.aspx

December

30 Dec 2012 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

16 Dec 2012 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://miamicountyparks.com/Park.aspx?c=CFP

 

02 Dec 2012 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of road (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

November

18 Nov 2012 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton. Proceed to Manning Road. Turn right (west) onto Manning Road. Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road. Turn left onto Boomershine Road. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

04 Nov 2012 –  Sugarcreek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”.  From I 675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725.  Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

October

 

21 Oct  2012 – Caesar Creek State Park.                               *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.) *****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restrooms. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/720/default.aspx

 

7 Oct 2012 – Taylorsville MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “B”.  Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again toward the dam.  Cross the dam.  Use entrance 2101 US40 on the EAST side of the dam. Meet in parking lot. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx 

September

30 Sep 2012 – Brukner Nature Center.  5 miles, 2 hours  “B”. Address: 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.  From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on SR 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

 

16 Sep 2012 – Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours  “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx 

 

02 Sep 2012 – Indian Mound Park.  4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours  “C”.  Address: 2750 U.S. Rt. 42 East., Cedarville, Ohio.  Go east out of Xenia on US-42 to first park entrance, by log cabin, on north side of road.  Meet in parking lot behind cabin.

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/parks-facilities.htm#indian_mound_reserve

 

August

 

19 Aug 2012 – Sycamore State Park.  8 miles, 3 hours  “B”. Address: 4675 North Diamond Mill Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426.  Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road. Turn right and  proceed north to Providence Road. Turn left. Follow signs to park. Meet in the parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

 

05 Aug 2012 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot left (north) off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx 

 

July

 

29 July 2012 – Englewood MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours  “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx 

 

15 July 2012 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours  “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx 

 

01 July 2012 – Grant Park.  4-5 miles, 2 hours  “C”.  Meet at Normandy Elementary School parking lot at 401 Normandy Ridge Road. Normandy Ridge Road is west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass, which is just south of Alex Bell Pike.

http://www.cwpd.org/grant.html

 

June

 

17 Jun 2012 – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge 5-6 miles, 3 hours “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343, then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot (on the right) just beyond the park office.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/jhnbryan/tabid/750/Default.aspx

 

3 Jun 2012 – The Narrows 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/parks-facilities.htm#narrows_reserve

 

May

 

20 May 2012 – Twin Valley Trail. *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4 Hours “D”. We will meet at the Germantown MetroPark sledding hill parking lot located at 6206 Boomershine Road (north of the Nature Center and just south of Manning Road) and hike along the backpacking trail between Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

06 May 2012 – Hills and Dales MetroPark – 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Meet at the White Oak Camp, 2606 Hilton Drive, Kettering, Ohio. Traveling north on South Dixie from Dorothy Lane, turn right (east) at Glenbeck Avenue. Glenbeck deadends in 2 blocks on Hilton Drive at the White Oak Camp parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/HillDales/Home.aspx

 

April

 

29 Apr 2012 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of road (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

 

15 Apr 2012 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton. Proceed to Manning Road. Turn right (west) onto Manning Road. Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road. Turn left onto Boomershine Road. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

01 Apr 2012 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

March

 

18 Mar 2012 – Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

04 Mar 2012 –  Sugarcreek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”.  From I 675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725.  Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

February

 

19 Feb 2012 –  Englewood MetroPark.   5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

 

05 Feb 2012 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

January

 

29 Jan 2012 – Huffman MetroPark.  4-5 Miles, 2 hours “A”.  Follow Lower Valley Pike, which parallels SR-4. Turn right at the second entrance, 4095 Lower Valley Pike. Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Huffman/Home.aspx

 

15 Jan 2012 – Taylorsville MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again.  Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40. Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

01 Jan 2012 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of  road  (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Rd.), just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

December

18 Dec 2011 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/charfalls.html

 

04 Dec 2011 – Englewood MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

November

20 Nov 2011 – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

06 Nov 2011 – Possum Creek Metropark. 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

October

 

30 Oct 2011 – Taylorsville MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I75 north from Dayton past I70. Exit at US40 (Exit 63). Travel east on US40 to the dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road, and then turns left (east) again. Cross the dam and proceed beyond the dam on US 40. Meet in the parking lot at 2101 U.S. 40.  We will hike the trails on the east side of Taylorsville MetroPark.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

16 Oct  2011 – Caesar Creek State Park.                               *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.) *****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restrooms. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/720/default.aspx

 

02 Oct 2011 – Brukner Nature Center.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”. From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on SR 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

September

18 Sept 2011 – Germantown MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton.  Proceed to Manning Road.  Turn right (west) onto Manning Road.  Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road.  Turn left onto Boomershine Road.  Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

04 Sept 2011 – Sugarcreek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. From I 675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725. Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

August

21 Aug 2011 – Eastwood MetroPark.  4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

07 Aug 2011 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot off  East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

July

 

31 July 2011 – Grant Park.  4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”.  Meet at Normandy Elementary School parking lot at 401 Normandy Ridge Road. Normandy Ridge Road is west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass, which is just south of Alex Bell Pike.

http://www.cwpd.org/grant.html

 

17 July  2011 – Taylorsville MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”.  Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40.  Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

03 July 2011 – Bill Yeck Park.  4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

 

June

 

19 Jun 2011 – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge 5-6 miles, 3 hours “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343, then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot (on the right) just beyond the park office.

http://www.johnbryan.org/

 

05 Jun 2011 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”.  From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east).  Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

May

29 May 2011 – Twin Valley Trail.   *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4 Hours “D”.  We will meet at the Germantown MetroPark  sledding hill parking lot located at 6206 Boomershine Road (north of the Nature Center and just south of Manning Road) and hike along the backpacking trail between Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

15 May 2011 – Hills And Dales MetroPark – 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Meet at the White Oak Camp, 2606 Hilton Drive, Kettering, Ohio.  Traveling north on South Dixie from Dorothy Lane, turn right (east) at Glenbeck Avenue.  Glenbeck deadends in 2 blocks on Hilton Drive at the White Oak Camp parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/HillDales/Home.aspx

 

01 May 2011 – Sycamore State Park – 8 miles, 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet in the parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

 

April

 

17 Apr  2011 – The Narrows 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”.  From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south  on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road.  Entrance is opposite Factory Road.  Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/parks-facilities.htm#narrows_reserve

 

03 Apr 2011 – Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

March

 

20 Mar 2011 – Sugarcreek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”.   From I 675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725.  Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road.  Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

06 Mar 2011 – Germantown Metropark .  7 miles, 3 hours “D”.   Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton.  Proceed to Manning Road.  Turn right (west) onto Manning Road.  Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road.  Turn left onto Boomershine Road.  Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

February

 

20 Feb 2011 – Englewood MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

06 Feb 2011 – Taylorsville MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”.  Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit I75 at US40 (exit 63). Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40.  Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

January

 

30 Jan 2011 – Eastwood MetroPark.  4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

16 Jan 2011 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”.  From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

2 Jan 2011 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot off  East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

December

 

19 Dec 2010 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/charfalls.html

 

05 Dec 2010 – Englewood MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

November

 

21 Nov 2010 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot off East Shull Road.  

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

07 Nov 2010 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

October

 

31 Oct 2010 – Germantown MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours “D” Take SR-4 (Germantown Road) south from Dayton.  Proceed to Manning Road.  Turn right (west) onto Manning Road.  Proceed a couple of miles to Boomershine Road.  Turn left onto Boomershine Road.  Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

17  Oct 2010 – Caesar Creek State Park.                   *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.) *****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restrooms. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/720/default.aspx

 

03 Oct 2010 – Brukner Nature Center- 5 miles, 2 hours “B”. From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on SR 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

September

19  Sept 2010 – Taylorsville MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit at US40. Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40.  Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

05 September 2010 – Sugarcreek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. From I 675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725. Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

August

29 August 2010 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

 

15 August 2010 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 Miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

01 August 2010 – Grant Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”.  Meet at Normandy Elementary School parking lot at 401 Normandy Ridge Road. Normandy Ridge Road is west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass, which is just south of Alex Bell Pike.

http://www.cwpd.org/grant.html

 

July

 

18 July 2010 – Taylorsville MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit at US40. Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40. Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

04 July 2010 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to the park entrance.  Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/charfalls.html

June

20 Jun 2010 – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge 5-6 miles, 3 hours “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343 then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot (on the right) just beyond the park office.

http://www.johnbryan.org/

 

06 Jun 2010 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east).  Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

May

 

30 May 2010 – Twin Valley Trail.   *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4 Hours “D”.  We will meet at the Germantown MetroPark  sledding hill parking lot located at 6206 Boomershine Road (north of the Nature Center and just south of Manning Road) and hike along the backpacking trail between Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.metroparks.org/GetOutside/TwinValleyBackpackTrail.aspx

 

16 May 2010 – Hills And Dales MetroPark – 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Meet at the White Oak Camp, 2606 Hilton Drive, Kettering, Ohio.  Traveling north on South Dixie from Dorothy Lane, turn right (east) at Glenbeck Avenue.  Glenbeck deadends in 2 blocks on Hilton Drive at the White Oak Camp parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/HillDales/Home.aspx

 

02 May 2010 – Sycamore State Park – 8 miles, 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet in the parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

April

18 Apr 2010 - Sugarcreek MetroPark – 5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. From I 675 follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725. Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

04 Apr  2010 – The Narrows 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”.  From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road.  Entrance is opposite Factory Road.  Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/parks-facilities.htm#narrows_reserve

 

March

 

21 Mar 2010 Twin Creek MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby Road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

07 Mar 2010 – Germantown MetroPark.  7 miles, 3 hours “D”.  Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

February

 

21 Feb 2010 – Englewood MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

07 Feb 2010 – Taylorsville MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit at US40. Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2000 US40 at the west end of dam. This entrance is on the south (right) side of US 40.  Meet at the parking lot at the Blue Heron shelter.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

January

 

31 Jan 2010 – Carriage Hill MetroPark.  5 Miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the Metropark. Meet at the Cedar LAKE shelter parking lot off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

17 Jan 2010 – Eastwood MetroPark.  4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”.  Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum).  Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

03 Jan 2010 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east).  Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

December

 

20 Dec 2009 – Charleston Falls.  4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/charfalls.html

 

06 Dec 2009 – Englewood Metropark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 US40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

November

 

29 Nov 2009 – Possum Creek Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road. Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

15 Nov 2009 – Taylorsville Metropark.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I-75 north from Dayton past I-70. Exit at US40. Travel east on US40 to dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2005 US40 at the west end of dam. Meet in the parking lot. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

01 Nov 2009 – Sycamore State Park.  8 miles, 3 hours, “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet in the parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

 

October

 

18 Oct 2009 – Germantown Metropark.  7 miles, 3 hours “D” Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road. 

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

04 Oct 2009 – Brukner Nature Center.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”.  From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on SR 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

 

September

 

20 September  2009 – Caesar Creek State Park.     *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restroom. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/720/default.aspx

 

06 September  2009 – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. From I675 follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725. Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

August

 

30 August 2009  – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt. 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/bill_yeck.html

 

16 August 2009 – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the MetroPark. Meet at the Cedar lake Shelter parking lot, left (north) off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

02 August 2009 – Grant Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. Meet at Normandy Elementary School parking lot at 401 Normandy Ridge Road. Normandy Ridge Road is west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass, which is just south of Alex Bell Pike.

http://www.cwpd.org/grant.html

 

July

 

19 July 2009 – Twin Creek MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

05 July 2009 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR 202 (Old Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half a mile west to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/charfalls.html

June

21 June 2009; 1:30 PM – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

07 June 2009; 1:30 PM – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles, 3 hours “D”.  From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343, then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot on the right just beyond the park office.

http://www.johnbryan.org/

 

May

 

31 May 2009; 1:30 PM  – Englewood MetroPark. 5 Miles 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 U.S.40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

17 May 2009; 1:30 PM – Sycamore State Park. 6-8 miles 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet in parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

 

03 May 2009; 1:30 PM – Possum Creek MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “A”.  From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Proceed to park entrance at 4790 Frytown Road.  Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

April 

 

19 April 2009  – Twin Valley Trail.  10+ miles “D”.  *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

Meet and park at the Germantown MetroPark Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road. Hike the backpacking trail that connects Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks.  Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.  Two or more automobiles will be left at the trailend in Twin Creek MetroPark to carpool hikers back to their automobiles parked at Germantown MetroPark Nature Center.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

05 April 2009; 1:30 PM – The Narrows. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/parks-facilities.htm#narrows_reserve

 

For January through March, 2009, the Metro Dayton Hikers hike schedule is the same as the Five Rivers Metro Parks, Hiking Series 2009 (Hike for the Health Of It).  All these hikes begin at 2:00 PM.  Health Hikes have flags placed along the trail so that hikers can start at different times and hike at their own pace.  However, Metro Dayton Hikers members who wish to hike together should meet at the starting point at exactly 2:00 PM.

March

 

29 Mar 2009, Sunday; 2:00-4:30 PM – Twin Creek MetroPark.  Chamberlain Parking Lot, 8502 Chamberlain Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

28 Mar 2009, Saturday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Eastwood MetroPark. Last Parking Lot 1385, Harshman Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

22 Mar 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. Wegerzyn Parking Lot, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/WegerzynGarden/Home.aspx

 

21 Mar 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:30 PM – Possum Creek MetroPark. Argonne Forest Parking Lot, 4790 Frytown Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

15 Mar 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Carriage Hill MetroPark. Cedar Lake Shelter/Parking Lot, 7891 E. Shull Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

14 Mar 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:00 PM – Sugarcreek MetroPark. Parking lot, 4178 Conference Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

8 Mar 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Taylorsville MetroPark. Blue Heron Shelter, 2000 U.S. 40.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

7 Mar 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:00 PM – Germantown MetroPark. Nature Center Parking Lot, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

1 Mar 2009, Sunday; 2:00-4:00 PM – Englewood MetroPark. Patty Shelter/East Park, 4361 National Road (U.S. 40).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

February

 

28 Feb 2009, Saturday; 2:00-3:00 PM – Cox Arboretum & Gardens MetroPark. Parking Lot, 6733 Springboro Pk. http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CoxArboretum/Home.aspx

 

22 Feb 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Carriage Hill MetroPark. Cedar Lake Shelter/Parking Lot, 7891 E. Shull Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

21 Feb 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:00 PM – Twin Creek MetroPark.  Chamberlain Parking Lot, 8502 Chamberlain Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

15 Feb 2009, Sunday; 2:00-4:30 PM – Sugarcreek MetroPark. Parking lot, 4178 Conference Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

14 Feb 2009, Saturday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Taylorsville MetroPark. Blue Heron Shelter, 2000 U.S. 40.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

8 Feb 2009, Sunday; 2:00-4:30 PM – Germantown MetroPark. Nature Center Parking Lot, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

7 Feb 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:00 PM – Englewood MetroPark. Patty Shelter/East Park, 4361 National Road (U.S. 40).

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

1 Feb 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Eastwood MetroPark. Last Parking Lot 1385, Harshman Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

January

 

31 Jan 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:30 PM – Twin Creek MetroPark.  Chamberlain Parking Lot, 8502 Chamberlain Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/TwinCreek/Home.aspx

 

25 Jan 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. Wegerzyn Parking Lot, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/WegerzynGarden/Home.aspx

 

24 Jan 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:00 PM – Possum Creek MetroPark. Argonne Forest Parking Lot, 4790 Frytown Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/PossumCreek/Home.aspx

 

18 Jan 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Carriage Hill MetroPark. Cedar Lake Shelter/Parking Lot, 7891 E. Shull Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

17 Jan 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:30 PM – Sugarcreek MetroPark. Parking lot, 4178 Conference Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

11 Jan 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Taylorsville MetroPark. Blue Heron Shelter, 2000 U.S. 40.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

10 Jan 2009, Saturday; 2:00-4:00 PM – Germantown MetroPark. Nature Center Parking Lot, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

4 Jan 2009, Sunday; 2:00-3:30 PM – Eastwood MetroPark. Last Parking Lot 1385, Harshman Rd.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

3 Jan 2009, Saturday; 2:00-3:00 PM – Cox Arboretum & Gardens MetroPark. Parking Lot, 6733 Springboro Pk. http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CoxArboretum/Home.aspx

 

December

 

21 December 2008 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR 202 about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/charfalls.html

 

07 December 2008  – Englewood MetroPark. 5 Miles 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 U.S.40 (east end of dam) Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Englewood/Home.aspx

 

November

 

30 November 2008 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

16 November 2008 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles 3 hours “D”. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

02 November 2008 – Sycamore State Park. 6-8 miles 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet in parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

 

October

 

19 October 2008 – Brukner Nature Center. 4-5 miles 2 hours “B”.  From I-75, take Exit #73 and go west on State Route 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

 

05 October 2008 – Bill Yeck Park. 4-5 miles 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt. 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

http://www.cwpd.org/parks.htm

 

September

 

21 September 2008 – Caesar Creek State Park.   *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restroom. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/tabid/720/default.aspx

 

07 September 2008 – Taylorsville MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours, “B”. Take I75 north from Dayton past I70. Exit at US40. Travel east on US40 to the dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2005 US40 at the west end of dam. Meet in the parking lot.

 http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Taylorsville/Home.aspx

 

August

 

31 August 2008 – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at 7891 East Shull Road into the MetroPark. Meet at the Cedar lake Shelter parking lot off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/CarriageHill/Home.aspx

 

17 August 2008  – Grant Park. 4-5 miles, 2 hours, “C”. Meet at Normandy Elementary School parking lot at 401 Normandy Ridge Road. Normandy Ridge Road is west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass, which is just south of Alex Bell Pike.

http://www.cwpd.org/parks.htm

 

03 August 2008 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR 202 about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/

July

20 July 2008 – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. From I675 follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725. Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/SugarCreek/Home.aspx

 

06 July 2008 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Germantown/Home.aspx

 

June

 

29 June 2008 1:30 PM – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Eastwood/Home.aspx

 

15 June 2008 1:30 PM – Twin Creek MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/_twinCreek/twinCreek.aspx

 

01 June 2008 1:30 PM – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles, 3 hours “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343 then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot on the right just beyond the park office.

http://www.johnbryan.org/

 

May

 

18 May 2008 1:30 PM  – Englewood MetroPark. 5 Miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 U.S.40 (east end of dam). Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/_englewood/englewood.aspx

 

04 May 2008 1:30 PM – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road. Turn left (east) and proceed a short distance to 4790 Frytown Road. Turn right into the MetroPark and meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

http://www.metroparks.org/_possumCreek/possumCreek.aspx

 

April

 

20 April 2008 1:30 PM – Sycamore State Park.  6-8 miles, 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet in parking lot near restrooms.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/tabid/791/Default.aspx

 

06 April 2008 1:30 PM – The Narrows. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot.

http://www.co.greene.oh.us/parks/parks-facilities.htm#narrows_reserve

For January through March, 2008, the Metro Dayton Hikers hike schedule is the same as the Five Rivers Metro Parks, Hiking Series 2008.  All these hikes begin at 2:00 PM.

March

 

30 Mar 2008, Sunday 2:00 PM – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., parking lot.

Sugarcreek MetroPark website

 

29 Mar 2008, Saturday 2:00 PM – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light, last parking lot.

Eastwood MetroPark website

 

23 Mar 2008, Sunday 2:00 PM – Germantown MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 6910 Boomershine Rd., Nature Center.

Germantown MetroPark website

 

22 Mar 2008, Saturday 2:00 PM – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 7891 E. Shull Rd., parking lot at Cedar Lake Shelter.

Carriage Hill MetroPark website

 

16 Mar 2008, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., parking lot.

Twin Creek MetroPark website

 

15 Mar 2008, Saturday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark website

 

9 Mar 2008, Sunday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd., Argonne Forest parking lot.

Possum Creek MetroPark website

 

8 Mar 2008, Saturday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville MetroPark website

 

2 Mar 2008, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light, last parking lot.

Eastwood MetroPark website

 

1 Mar 2008, Saturday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., parking lot.

Sugarcreek MetroPark website

 

February

 

24 Feb 2008, Sunday – Cox Arboretum & Gardens MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hours. 6733 Springboro Pk., Education Center.

Cox Metro Park website

 

23 Feb 2008, Saturday – Germantown MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 6910 Boomershine Rd., Nature Center.

Germantown MetroPark website

 

17 Feb 2008, Sunday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark website

 

16 Feb 2008, Saturday – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark website

 

10 Feb 2008, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., parking lot.

Twin Creek MetroPark website

 

9 Feb 2008, Saturday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 7891 E. Shull Rd., parking lot at Cedar Lake Shelter.

Carriage Hill MetroPark website

 

3 Feb 2008, Sunday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., parking lot.

Sugarcreek MetroPark website

 

2 Feb 2008, Saturday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd., Argonne Forest parking lot.

Possum Creek MetroPark website

 

January

 

27 Jan 2008, Sunday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville MetroPark website

 

26 Mar 2008, Saturday – Germantown MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 6910 Boomershine Rd., Nature Center.

Germantown MetroPark website

 

20 Jan 2008, Sunday – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark website

 

19 Jan 2008, Saturday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark website

  

13 Jan 2008, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., parking lot.

Twin Creek MetroPark website

 

12 Jan 2008, Saturday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 7891 E. Shull Rd., parking lot at Cedar Lake Shelter.

Carriage Hill MetroPark website

 

6 Jan 2008, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light, last parking lot.

Eastwood MetroPark website

 

5 Jan 2008, Saturday – Cox Arboretum & Gardens MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hours. 6733 Springboro Pk., Education Center.

Cox Metro Park website

December 

16 December 2007 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR 202 about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot. SNOWSTORM.

Charleston Falls Website

 

2 December 2007 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot. Harshman Road is the extension of Woodman on the south and Needmore on the north.

Eastwood MetroPark Website

 

November

 

18 November 2007 – Sycamore State Park. 6-8 miles, 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet near restrooms.

Sycamore State Park Website

 

4 November 2007 – Brukner Nature Center. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “B”. From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on State Route 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

Brukner Nature Center Website

 

October

 

21 October 2007 – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 1 ½ hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right (east) at East Shull Road into the MetroPark. Meet at the Cedar Lake Shelter parking lot off 7891 East Shull Road.

Carriage Hill MetroPark Website

 

07 October 2007 Bill Yeck Park 4-5 miles 2 hours “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt. 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

Bill Yeck Park Website

September

30 September 2007 – Caesar Creek State Park *****(Start at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4-5 hours “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restroom. Bring a small lunch to carry in a pack.

Caesar Creek Website

 

16 September 2007 – Possum Creek MetroPark 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to 4790 Frytown Road. Turn left (east). Meet in the Argonne Forest parking lot (PC-3).

Possum Creek MetroPark Website

 

02 September 2007 – Sugarcreek MetroPark 4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. From I675 follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725. Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

Sugarcreek MetroPark Website

August

19 August 2007 – Englewood MetroPark 5 Miles, 2 ½ hours “C”. Use entrance at 4361 U.S.40 (east end of dam) Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark Website

 

05 August 2007 – Twin Creek MetroPark 7 miles, 3 hours “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left onto Eby road. Use entrance at 9688 Eby Road. Meet in parking lot.

Twin Creek MetroPark Website

 

July

 

29 July 2007 – Eastwood MetroPark 4-5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Use the entrance at 1385 Harshman Road at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.

Eastwood MetroPark Website

 

15 July 2007 – Taylorsville MetroPark 5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I75 north from Dayton past I70. Exit at US40. Travel east on US40 to the dam. Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road. Use entrance 2005 US40 at the west end of dam. Meet in the parking lot.

Taylorsville MetroPark Website

 

01 July 2007 – Caesar Creek 5 miles 2 ½ hours “B”.  Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restroom.

Caesar Creek Website

 

June

 

17 June 2007 1:30 PM – Germantown MetroPark 7 miles 3 hours “D”. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center at 6910 Boomershine Road.

Germantown MetroPark Website

 

03 June 2007 1:30 PM – Grant Park. 4-5 miles 2 hours “C”. Meet at Normandy School parking lot on Normandy Ridge Road, west of Paragon Road at the I-675 overpass.

Grant Park Website

May

 

20 May 2007 1:30 PM – Sycamore State Park  6-8 miles 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet in parking lot near restrooms.

Sycamore State Park Website

 

06 May 2007 1:30 PM – Carriage Hill MetroPark 5 miles 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at East Shull Road into the MetroPark. Meet at the Cedar lake Shelter parking lot off 7891 East Shull Road.

Carriage Hill MetroPark Website

April

 

29 April 2007 1:30 PM – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles 3 hours, “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on SR343 then south on SR370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot on the right just beyond the park office.

John Bryan State Park Website

 

15 April 2007 1:30 PM – Sugarcreek MetroPark 4-5 miles 2 ½ hours “C”. From I675 follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725. Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike. Turn left onto Conference Road. Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road. There will be a brief special meeting of Metro Dayton Hikers at 1:15 PM, just before the hike begins, on April 15.

Sugarcreek MetroPark Website

 

01 April 2007 1:30 PM– The Narrows 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot.

Narrows Park Website

 

March

 

31 Mar 2007, Saturday 2:00 PM– Germantown MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 6910 Boomershine Rd., Nature Center.

Germantown MetroPark website

 

25 Mar 2007, Sunday 2:00 PM– Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark website

 

24 Mar 2007, Saturday 2:00 PM– Twin Creek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., parking lot.

Twin Creek MetroPark website

 

special longer hike, separate from the Five Rivers Metro Parks Hiking Series; THIS HIKE STARTS AT 1:30 pm.

18 Mar 2007, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 6 miles, 3 hours. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Meet in the parking lot off Eby Road, just south of the intersection.

Twin Creek MetroPark website

 

REGULAR Five Rivers Metro Parks Hiking Series HIKE; THIS HIKE STARTS AT 2:00 pm.

18 Mar 2007, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light, last parking lot.

Eastwood MetroPark website

 

17 Mar 2007, Saturday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., parking lot.

Sugarcreek MetroPark website

 

11 Mar 2007, Sunday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 7891 E. Shull Rd., parking lot at Cedar Lake Shelter.

Carriage Hill MetroPark website

 

10 Mar 2007, Saturday – Cox Arboretum & Gardens MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hours. 6733 Springboro Pk., Education Center.

Cox Metro Park website

 

4 Mar 2007, Sunday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd., Argonne Forest parking lot.

Possum Creek MetroPark website

 

3 Mar 2007, Saturday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark website

 

February

 

25 Feb 2007, Sunday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., parking lot.

Sugarcreek MetroPark website

 

24 Feb 2007, Saturday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville MetroPark website

 

18 Feb 2007, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light, last parking lot.

Eastwood MetroPark website

 

17 Feb 2007, Saturday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., parking lot.

Twin Creek MetroPark website

 

11 Feb 2007, Sunday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark website

 

10 Feb 2007, Saturday – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark website

 

4 Feb 2007, Sunday – Germantown MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 6910 Boomershine Rd., Nature Center.

Germantown MetroPark website

 

3 Feb 2007, Saturday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 7891 E. Shull Rd., parking lot at Cedar Lake Shelter.

Carriage Hill MetroPark website

 

January

 

28 Jan 2007, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., parking lot.

Twin Creek MetroPark website

 

27 Jan 2007, Saturday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd., Argonne Forest parking lot.

Possum Creek MetroPark website

 

21 Jan 2007, Sunday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark website

 

20 Jan 2007, Saturday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light, last parking lot.

Eastwood MetroPark website

 

14 Jan 2007, Sunday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., parking lot.

Sugarcreek MetroPark website

 

13 Jan 2007, Saturday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville MetroPark website

 

7 Jan 2007, Sunday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 7891 E. Shull Rd., parking lot at Cedar Lake Shelter.

Carriage Hill MetroPark website

 

6 Jan 2007, Saturday – Cox Arboretum & Gardens MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hours. 6733 Springboro Pk., Education Center.

Cox Metro Park website

 

December

 

17 Dec 2006 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on State Route 202 (Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left (west) onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

Charleston Falls Website

 

03 Dec 2006Eastwood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours “A”.  Use the Harshman Road entrance at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum).  Meet at the last parking lot.  Harshman Road is the extension of Woodman on the south and Needmore on the north.

Eastwood MetroPark Website 

 

November

 

19 Nov 2006 – Sycamore State Park. 6-8 miles 3 hours “B”.  Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet near restrooms.

Sycamore State Park Website 

 

05 Nov 2006 – Brukner Nature Center. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “B”.  From I-75, take exit #73 and go west on State Route 55 for 2.4 miles; take Horseshoe Bend Rd. to the right and proceed for another 2.1 miles to the entrance which is on the right.

Brukner Nature Center Website 

 

October

 

29 Oct 2006 – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “A”.  Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70.  Turn right at East Shull Road into the MetroPark.  Meet at the Cedar Lake Shelter parking lot off E. Shull Road.

Carriage Hill MetroPark Website

 

15 Oct 2006 – Bill Yeck Park. 5 miles, 2 hours, “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt 725). Meet in the parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

Bill Yeck Park Website

 

01 Oct 2006 – Caesar Creek State Park *****(Starts at 10:00 A.M.)*****14 miles, 4 to 5 hours, “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restroom. Bring a small lunch to carry in your pack.

Caesar Creek State Park Website

 

September

 

17 September 2006Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 ½ hours “A”  From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road.  Turn left (east). Use entrance PC-1 at 4790 Frytown Road.  Meet in parking lot PC-3; turn right at the STOP sign.

Possum Creek MetroPark Website

 

03 September 2006Sugarcreek MetroPark.  4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”.  From I675, follow Wilmington Pike south past SR725.  Continue less than a mile past SR725 to the intersection of Conference Road with Wilmington Pike.  Turn left onto Conference Road.  Meet in the parking lot at 4178 Conference Road.

Sugarcreek MetroPark Website

 

August

 

20 August 2006Englewood MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 ½ hours  “B”. Use entrance ER-1 off SR-40 (east end of dam).  Meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark Website

 

06 August 2006Twin Creek MetroPark.  6 miles, 3 hours “D”.   Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road.  Turn left and proceed a very short way to 9688 Eby Road. Turn left into the parking lot off 9688 Eby Road.

Twin Creek MetroPark Website

 

July

 

30 July 2006Eastwood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours “A”.  Use the Harshman Road entrance at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.  Harshman Road is the extension of Woodman on the south and Needmore on the north.

Eastwood MetroPark Website

 

16 July 2006Taylorsville  MetroPark.  5 miles, 2 hours “B”. Take I75 north from Dayton past I70.  Exit at US40.  Travel east on US40 to the dam.  Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road.  Cross the dam and proceed beyond the dam on US 40.  Meet in the parking lot at 2101 U.S. 40 (formerly known as TR5).

Taylorsville MetroPark Website

 

02 July 2006Caesar Creek State Park.  6 miles, 2.5 hours, “B”.  Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the Fifty Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restroom.

Caesar Creek State Park Website

 

June

 

18 June 2006 – Germantown MetroPark 7 miles 2 ½ hours “D”. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center off Boomershine Road.

Germantown Website

 

04 June 2006 – Grant Park 5 miles 4-5 miles 2 hours “C”. Meet at Normandy School parking lot on Normandy Ridge Road, west of Paragon Road, at the I-675 overpass.

Grant Park Website

May

21 May 2006 – Sycamore State Park 6-8 miles 3 hours “B”.  Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road.  Follow signs to park. Meet near restrooms.

Sycamore State Park Website

 

07 May 2006 – Carriage Hill MetroPark 5 miles 2 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70. Turn right at East Shull Road into the MetroPark. Meet at the Cedar Lake Shelter parking lot off East Shull Road.

Carriage Hill Website 

 

April

 

23 April 2006 – John Bryan/ Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles 3 hours, “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on S.R. 343 then south on S.R. 370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot on the right just beyond the park office.

John Bryan Website

 

02 April 2006 – The Narrows. 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot.

The Narrows Website 

 

March (Five Rivers Metro Parks Health Hikes)

 

26 March 2006, Sunday – RiverScape MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. Meet at Cash Register Invention Station at Fifth Third Field, corner of Patterson and Monument Ave.

Five Rivers Website

 

25 March 2006, Saturday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., meet at parking lot.

Sugarcreek Website

 

19 March 2006, Sunday – Rice Field. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. Parking lot off Day-Cinn. Pk., south edge of Miamisburg.

Five Rivers Website

 

18 March 2006, Saturday – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.

Wegerzyn Website

 

12 March 2006, Sunday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood Website

 

11 March 2006, Saturday – Cox Arboretum MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hour. Visitor Center, 6733 Springboro Pk.

Cox Arboretum Website

 

05 March 2006, Sunday – Germantown MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. Nature Center, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

Germantown Website

 

04 March 2006, Saturday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. Parking Lot at Cedar Lake Shelter, 7891 E. Shull Rd.

Carriage Hill Website

 

February (Five Rivers Metro Parks Health Hikes)

 

26 February 2006, Sunday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd. (PC-1), meet in Argonne Forest Parking Lot (PC-3).

Possum Creek Website

 

25 February 2006, Saturday – Germantown MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. Nature Center, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

Germantown Website

 

19 February 2006, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., meet at parking lot.

Twin Creek Website

 

18 February 2006, Saturday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hour. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), meet at Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville Website

 

12 February 2006, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light; meet at last parking lot.

Eastwood Website

 

11 February 2006, Saturday – Englewood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood Website

 

05 February 2006, Sunday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., meet at parking lot.

Sugarcreek Website

 

04 February 2006, Saturday – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.

Wegerzyn Website

 

January (Five Rivers Metro Parks Health Hikes)

 

29 January 2006, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., meet at parking lot.

Twin Creek Website

 

28 January 2006, Saturday – Englewood MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hour. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood Website

 

22 January 2006, Sunday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., meet at parking lot.

Sugarcreek Website

 

21 January 2006, Saturday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), meet at Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville Website

 

15 January 2006, Sunday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd. (PC-1), meet in Argonne Forest Parking Lot (PC-3).

Possum Creek Website

 

14 January 2006, Saturday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. Parking Lot at Cedar Lake Shelter, 7891 E. Shull Rd.

Carriage Hill Website

 

08 January 2006, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light; meet at last parking lot.

Eastwood Website

 

07 January 2006, Saturday – Cox Arboretum MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hour. Visitor Center, 6733 Springboro Pk.

Cox Arboretum Website

 

01 January 2006, Sunday – Rice Field. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. Parking lot off Day-Cinn. Pk., south edge of Miamisburg.

Five Rivers Website

December 

18 Dec 2005 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours, “B”. Go north on SR 202 (Troy Pike) about a mile past US 40 to Ross Road. Turn left onto Ross Road and proceed about a half mile west to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

Charleston Falls website

 

04 Dec 2005- Eastwood MetroPark. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours, “A”. Use the Harshman Road entrance at the traffic light (just north of the Air Force Museum). Meet at the last parking lot.  Harshman Road is the extension of Woodman on the south and Needmore on the north.

Eastwood MetroPark website

November

 

20 Nov 2005 -  Brukner Nature Center 4-5 miles, 2 hours , “B”. Take Horseshoe Bend Road, east off SR-48, north of Ludlow Falls, or take Horseshoe Bend Road  west off SR-55.

Brukner Nature Center website


06 Nov 2005 – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 4 miles, 1 hours “A”. Take Ohio Rt 201 (Brandt Pike) north from Dayton past I70.  Turn right at East Shull Road into the MetroPark.  Meet at the Cedar Lake Shelter parking lot off E. Shull Road. There will be a short meeting before this hike to talk about the future of Metro Dayton Hikers.

Carriage Hill MetroPark website 

October

30 Oct 2005 – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours, “A”. From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road.  Turn left (east). Use entrance PC-1 on Frytown Road. Meet in parking lot PC-3. Daylight savings time ends.

Possum Creek MetroPark website

 

16 Oct 2005 – Taylorsville MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours, “B”. Take I75 north from Dayton past I70.  Exit at US40.  Travel east on US40 to the dam.  Note that US40 turns right (south) onto Brown School Road.  Use entrance TR-3 at the west end of the dam. Meet in the gravel parking lot.

Taylorsville MetroPark website

 

02 Oct 2005 – Bill Yeck Park. 5 miles, 2 hours, “C”. Outside Centerville. Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt. 725). Meet in parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

Bill Yeck Park website

 

September

 

18 September 2005 – Caesar Creek State Park     *****(Starts at 10:00 A.M.)*****

14 miles, 4 to 5 hours, “B”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first parking lot on the left at the restroom.   Bring a small lunch to carry in pack.

Caesar Creek State Park Website

 

04 September 2005 – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles, 3 hours, “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on S.R. 343 then south on S.R. 370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot on the right just beyond the park office.

John Bryan State Park Website

 

August

 

21 August 2005 – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours, “C”.   Meet in parking lot off of Conference Road.

Sugarcreek MetroPark Website

 

07 August 2005 – Englewood MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours, “B”. Use Entrance ER-1 (east end of dam); meet at Patty Shelter parking lot.

Englewood MetroPark Website

 

July

 

31 July 2005 – Germantown MetroPark. 7 miles, 3 hours, “D”. Meet at the Germantown Nature Center off Boomershine Road.

Germantown Metropark Website

 

17 July 2005 – Stillwater Prairie. 4 miles, 2 hours, “A”. Go north on SR-48 (North Main Street in Dayton) a short distance north of Covington. Go west on SR-185 to park on south side of road. Meet in first parking lot to the left.

Stillwater Prairie Reserve Website

 

03 July 2005 – Grant Park. 4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours, “C”. Meet at Normandy School parking lot on Normandy Ridge Road, west of Paragon Road, at the I-675 overpass.

Grant Park Website

 

June

 

19 June 2005 – Sycamore State Park[1]. 6-8 miles 3 hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet near restrooms.

Sycamore State Park Website

 

05 June 2005 – Twin Creek MetroPark 6 miles 2 ½ hours “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Meet in the parking lot off Eby Road just south of the intersection.

Twin Creek MetroPark Website

May

29 May 2005 – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “A”.  From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road.  Turn left (east).  Use Entrance PC-1 on Frytown Road.  Meet in parking lot PC-3.

Possum Creek MetroPark Website

 

15 May 2005 – Glen Helen Nature Preserve 6-8 miles, 2 ½ hours “C”.  From north edge of Yellow Springs, proceed east on Ohio 343 to Corry Road.  Meet in Glen Helen Museum parking lot.

Glen Helen Website

 

01 May 2005 – The Narrows 4-5 miles, 2 hours “C”. From US-35 just west of Xenia, go south on Factory Road to Indian Ripple Road. Entrance is opposite Factory Road. Meet in the parking lot.

Greene County Parks Website

 

April

 

17 April 2005 – A hike in the new area of land bought by Five Rivers MetroParks; Led by Dave Nolan; Meet at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark; bushwhacking hike; miles unknown, length unknown.

Five Rivers MetroParks Website

 

03 April 2005 – Hills & Dales Park 5 miles, 2 hours “A”. Meet at the front door of Wright Memorial Public Library, 1776 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood.  Wright Library is on the east side of Far Hills between Aberdeen and Telford Avenues.  Park on Aberdeen or Telford.   (Daylight Savings Time Begins).

Hills & Dales MetroPark Website

 

March (Five Rivers Metro Parks Health Hikes)

 

27 March 2005, Sunday – RiverScape MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. Meet at Cash Register Invention Station at Fifth Third Field, corner of Patterson and Monument Ave.

Five Rivers Website

 

26 March 2005, Saturday – Englewood MetroPark II. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. 100 E. National Rd., corner of U.S. 40 & S.R. 48, meet at parking lot.

Englewood Website

 

20 March 2005, Sunday – Rice Field. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. Parking lot off Day-Cinn. Pk., south edge of Miamisburg.

Five Rivers Website

 

19 March 2005, Saturday – Germantown MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. Nature Center, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

Germantown Website

 

13 March 2005, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light; meet at last parking lot.

Eastwood Website

 

12 March 2005, Saturday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), meet at Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville Website

 

06 March 2005, Sunday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., meet at parking lot.

Possum Creek Website

 

05 March 2005, Saturday – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.

Wegerzyn Website

 

February (Five Rivers Metro Parks Health Hikes)

 

27 February 2005, Sunday – Taylorsville MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hour. 2000 U.S. 40 (west end of dam), meet at Blue Heron Shelter.

Taylorsville Website

 

26 February 2005, Saturday – Cox Arboretum MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. Visitor Center, 6733 Springboro Pk.

Cox Arboretum Website

 

20 February 2005, Sunday – Germantown MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. Nature Center, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

Germantown Website

 

19 February 2005, Saturday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., meet at parking lot.

Sugarcreek Website

 

13 February 2005, Sunday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. Parking Lot at Cedar Lake Shelter, 7891 E. Shull Rd.

Carriage Hill Website

 

12 February 2005, Saturday – Twin Creek MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 8502 Chamberlain Rd., meet at parking lot.

Twin Creek Website

 

06 February 2005, Sunday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd. (PC-1), meet in Argonne Forest Parking Lot (PC-3).

Possum Creek Website

 

05 February 2005, Saturday – Englewood MetroPark II. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. 100 E. National Rd., corner of U.S. 40 & S.R. 48, meet at parking lot.

Englewood Website

 

January (Five Rivers Metro Parks Health Hikes)

 

30 January 2005, Sunday – Eastwood MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. 1385 Harshman Rd. at traffic light; meet at last parking lot.

Eastwood Website

 

29 January 2005, Saturday – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hour. Parking Lot at Cedar Lake Shelter, 7891 E. Shull Rd.

Carriage Hill Website

 

23 January 2005, Sunday – Cox Arboretum MetroPark. 2 miles, 1 hour. Visitor Center, 6733 Springboro Pk.

Cox Arboretum Website

 

22 January 2005, Saturday – Germantown MetroPark. 4 miles, 2 hours. Nature Center, 6910 Boomershine Rd.

Germantown Website

 

16 January 2005, Sunday – Sugarcreek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. 4178 Conference Rd., meet at parking lot.

Sugarcreek Website

 

15 January 2005, Saturday – Possum Creek MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 4790 Frytown Rd. (PC-1), meet in Argonne Forest Parking Lot (PC-3).

Possum Creek Website

 

09 January 2005, Sunday – Englewood MetroPark I. 2 miles, 1 hour. 4361 U.S. 40 (east end of dam), meet at Patty Shelter parking lot. CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING.

Englewood Website

 

08 January 2005, Saturday – Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. 3 miles, 1.5 hours. 1301 Siebenthaler Ave., parking lot by building.  CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING.

Wegerzyn Website

 

02 January 2005, Sunday – Rice Field. 5 miles, 2.5 hours. Parking lot off Day-Cinn. Pk., south edge of Miamisburg.

Five Rivers Website

 

December

 

19 December 2004 – Charleston Falls. 4 miles, 1 ½ hours “B”. Go north on SR-202 about a mile past US-40 to Ross Road. Proceed about a half-mile west on Ross Road to the park entrance. Meet in the main parking lot.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/charleston/charleston.htm

 

05 December 2004 – Grant Park. 4-5 miles, 2-2 ½ hours “C”. Meet at Normandy School parking lot on Normandy Ridge Road, west of Paragon Road, at the I-675 overpass.

http://www.cwpd.org/pdf_files/grant_park_map.pdf

November

21 Nov 2004 – Possum Creek MetroPark. 5 miles, 2 hours “A”.  From Dayton, proceed south along SR-4 (Germantown Road) to Frytown Road.  Turn left (east).  Use Entrance PC-1 on Frytown Road.  Meet in parking lot PC-3.

http://www.metroparks.org/Facilities/Possum_Creek_MetroPark/possum_creek_metropark.html

 

07 November 2004 – Caesar Creek State Park (Camp ground)

5 miles 2 ½  hours “A”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east across the bridge and then a couple of miles to Brimstone Road.  Follow Brimstone (you will come to a stop sign; go straight ahead) to Center Road. Turn left (west) on Center Road and follow it to the campground parking lot. (See map)

http://www.shakerwssg.org/caesar_creek_state_park.htm

 

October 

 

31 October 2004 – Eastwood MetroPark. 4 miles, 1 1/2 hours “A”. Use the Harshman Road entrance at traffic light. Meet at the last parking lot.

http://www.metroparks.org/Facilities/Eastwood_MetroPark/eastwood_metropark.html

 

17 October 2004 – Stillwater Prairie.

4-5 miles “A” 2 ½ hours. Go north on SR-48 (North Main Street in Dayton) a short distance north of Covington. Go west on SR-185 to park on south side of road. Meet in first parking lot to the left.

http://www.miamicountyparks.com/stillwaterprairie/stillwaterprairie.htm

 

03 October 2004 – Caesar Creek State Park     *****(Starts at 10:00 A.M.)*****

15 miles, 5 hours “A”. Take 75 or 48 or 42 north or south to SR-73. Proceed east over the bridge at Caesar Creek Lake. The first street after the bridge on the right will take you to the parking lot at the 50 Springs picnic area. Park in the first Parking lot on the left at the restroom.   Bring a small lunch to carry in pack.

http://www.shakerwssg.org/caesar_creek_state_park.htm

September 

19 September 2004 – Carriage Hill MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 ½ hours, “A”. Take State Route 201 (Brandt Pike) to the north past I70. Turn right (east) onto East Shull Road.  Meet at the Cedar Lake Shelter Parking lot off East Shull Road.

http://www.metroparks.org/Facilities/Carriage_Hill_MetroPark/carriage_hill_metropark.html

 

05 September 2004 – Brukner Nature Center. 4-5 miles, 2 hours, “B”. Take Horseshoe Bend Road east off SR-48 north of Ludlow Falls, or take Horseshoe Bend Road west off SR-55.

http://www.bruknernaturecenter.com/

August

29 August 2004 – Twin Creek MetroPark 6-7 miles, 3 hours, “D”. Take SR-4 about a mile south of Germantown to Eby Road. Turn left and proceed 1 to 2 miles to Chamberlain Road.  Turn left on Chamberlain Road and proceed to parking lot on left.

15 August 2004 – Taylorsville MetroPark 4-5 miles, 2 hours, “B”. Meet in the parking lot TR-5 off US 40.

01 August 2004 – Bill Yeck Park. 5 miles, 2 hours, “C”.  Outside Centerville.  Proceed south on Wilmington Pike from Centerville Station Road (Franklin or Ohio Rt. 725).  Meet in parking lot on west (right) side of Wilmington Pike, just before the curve to Conference Road and Sugarcreek MetroPark.

July

18 July 2004 – John Bryan/Clifton Gorge. 5-6 miles, 3 hours, “D”. From the north edge of Yellow Springs, go east on S.R. 343 then south on S.R. 370 to John Bryan State Park. Meet in the first parking lot on the right just beyond the park office.

04 July 2004 –Sugarcreek MetroPark. 4-5 miles, 2 hours, “C”.   Meet in parking lot off of Conference Road.

June

20 June 2004 – Sycamore State Park. 5 miles 2 ½ hours “B”. Take Wolf Creek Pike west out of Trotwood to Diamond Mill Road, then north to Providence Road. Follow signs to park. Meet near restrooms.

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