Metro Dayton Hikers
Apr, 2014 thru Sep, 2014
All hikes start promptly at 1:30 PM unless otherwise noted, each month, on the first, third and fifth (if it exists) Sunday. The pace is BRISK: hikes may not be suitable for children or other slow walkers. Also, due to the restrictions at many of the hiking locations, members are asked not to bring pets.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY CODES:
“A” = EASY, NO HILLS
“B” = MODERATE, SOME HILLS
“C” = DIFFICULT, VERY HILLY IN SPOTS
“D” = RUGGED, FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY
20 Apr 2014 – EASTER Sunday; No Hike
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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).