Favorite Hikes in Southwest Ohio

Dayton

Fall Hikes
https://www.metroparks.org/hiking-guide-12-top-trails-dayton-nearby/

http://www.everytrail.com/best/hiking-dayton-ohio

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

SugarCreek
https://www.metroparks.org/places-to-go/sugarcreek/

Yelp List for Best Dayton Trails
https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=hiking+trails&find_loc=Dayton%2C+OH

Cincinnati

http://www.everytrail.com/best/hiking-cincinnati-ohio

Boy Scouts

Dan Beard Hike – Great Historic Boy Scout Trail – Even though a city hike, this hike path avoids the traffic and you feel save with even younger Cub Scouts.  The young boys attention was not a problem since there was so much to see and do along the way or boys enjoyed just watching the traffic on the river.  Your hike can be customized to focus on many topics that the path offers such as the Ohio river, BSA history, Regional history, architecture, social culture or the other many topics related to Cincinnati or Covington.  We focused on history of both the Civil War and BSA for our boys.

Our pack started at Newport on the Levee and used the bathrooms inside.  Then on to the trail that is packed with several natural breaks all along the hike.  We stopped at the fort in General James Taylor Park, Dan Beard’s Home, NKY Riverside park which was a great lunch spot with fresh water, at the new Smale Riverside park on the Cincinnati side under the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge for a bathroom break and finally the playground under I-471 Bridge in Sawyer Park.

This was a great hike that allows for everyone of all ages to have a great time.

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http://old.danbeard.org/attachments/article/120/Riverwalk%205%20Mile%20Trailguide.pdf

Reference

Buy this book since it was the inspiration for this article

http://www.amazon.com/Hikes-Within-Miles-Cincinnati-Including/dp/0897325109

Favorite Hikes in Southwest Ohio

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