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Germantown MetroPark Trails

Germantown MetroPark
Germantown, Ohio 45327
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Germantown MetroPark–Dam Area
Coordinates: 39.6368937, -84.3988609
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Germantown MetroPark–Nature Center
Coordinates: 39.6424887, -84.4216714
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Germantown MetroPark Trails
The park has more than 15 miles of wooded trails, many with some of the most challenging terrain in the region and spectacular scenery. Loop trails are color-coded, with intersections marked by a number. A favorite of many hikers is the 7.5-mile orange trail, which begins at the Twin Valley Welcome Center. It offers rolling hills and travels along the Twin Creek, through mature and old-growth woodlands where you can spot orchids, wildflowers and wild turkeys.
Red Trail – .5 mile
White Trail – .5 mile
Blue Trail – 1 miles
Pink Trail – 2.6 miles
Green Trail – 1.4 miles
Silver Trail – 1.6 miles
Yellow Trail – 1.9 miles
Orange Trail – 7.5 miles

Twin Valley Trail
Looking for a backcountry backpacking experience that traverses many different natural habitats with rich biodiversity and wildlife? Welcome to the Twin Valley Trail. Set in the rolling hills of the Twin Valley, it provides a backpacking experience reminiscent of backcountry wilderness trails with beautiful hills, babbling brooks, abundant wildlife, history and small-town charm. Total mileage for the trail is more than 22 miles, including three areas for overnight camping.

Descriptions with maps of 7 hikes using trails in Germantown Metropark are on the AllTrails website

Tips for birding Germantown Metropark
From Ohio Ornithological Society website

About Germantown Metropark
A world of wilderness awaits with an underground Nature Center and panoramic views. Elevated boardwalks and miles of scenic trails. Only 20 minutes from Dayton the park enables users to hike, kayak, fish, picnic, fossil collect and many other exciting adventures.

Germantown MetroPark is the most diverse and significant natural area managed by MetroParks. The size, quality, and age of the woodlands are exceptional. Steep topography and varied moisture gradients make for a variety of forest types and microhabitats. Many species of plants and animals here are found nowhere else in Montgomery County. The park also contains large open grasslands, cedar glades, dry hillside prairies, all stages of natural succession, several ponds, and an exceptionally high-quality stream, Twin Creek. The park also benefits from the fact that it still is surrounded largely by agricultural land and the wooded Twin Creek corridor.
From Germantown MetroPark webpage

Restrooms at locations identified on Germantown MetroPark map.

Wheelchair accessible facilities identified on Germantown MetroPark map.