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Glen Helen Loop Trail

Yellow Springs, OH

Glen Helen Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Yellow Springs, Ohio that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Sugarcreek Metropark Green Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Sugar Creek Metro Park is a great, relaxing and not too difficult trail system about 20 minutes from downtown Dayton. You can run the perimeter for a good 5K trail run, or add in the other groomed trails within the park to increase the distance. I ran the bridle path last week after a rain storm...it was a soupy, goopy, horse-poopy mess...but great training for longer trail runs that take you through rivers, swamps, etc. The park is beautiful, with older growth trees, open spaces, creeks and enough hills to make it fun. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sugarcreek Metropark Green Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great relaxing trail

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Sugarcreek Metropark Green Trail
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14 Completed 4 Reviews

I absolutely love this trail. I was visiting from out of town, and Sugarcreek sparked my interest. The trails were earthen after a very short paved route from the trailhead. I did not pack my trail shoes on this trip but I did not have any trouble navigating the terrain on my 6.3 mile run. Most of the paths are wide and very well maintained. It has well-marked waypoints marked by number. Finally, the creek crossings, Osage Orange Tunnel, and Three Sisters (550 year old oak tree) was very mentally and visually stimulating.

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Sugarcreek Metropark Green Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

A very nice trail that is well marked. It was a little muddy when we did the trail on 12/11/14. My sister and I hike a lot and this trail is on our list of trails.

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Sugarcreek Metropark Green Trail
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32 Completed 17 Reviews

Sugarcreek MetroPark is just one of several great parks in the Dayton/Montgomery County Five Rivers MetroPark system. It is locataed very close to Dayton, Ohio and not too far from Cincinnati. Due to its location, the park can get pretty crowded on nice spring and fall days so I recommend getting there early to avoid the crowds.

This is a pretty easy hike with very wide trails and not too many hills. We have hiked this trail in the spring, summer, and fall (still want to get there in the winter). There are many wildflowers that bloom here in the spring and the fall colors are spectacular (see my fall color photos) due to the wide variety of hardwoods in the park.

Even though the Green trail is only 3 miles, there are other trails that interconnect if you would like to get more distance or spend more time in this great park. The Orange trail and the Three Sisters (300 year old oaks, but only two are still standing as one was struck by lightning and fell several years ago) come to mind, and are particularly beautiful in the fall.

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Sugarcreek Metropark Green Trail
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24 Completed 19 Reviews

I like this trail and this park as a whole, and it is great for a nice quiet hike. For the serious backpacker, though, it's not really suitable.

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Three Sisters to Sycamore Ridge Loops
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14 Completed 10 Reviews

The trails were great, wide enough that we took a jogging stroller which required us to carrier it across the creek and up a steep hill. It was still great to be able to enjoy this 4 mile hike with are two year old! The only complaint is you can't really enjoy nature their is constantly people running by or walking by you. Its still beautiful, and a wonderful hike that we will take again soon.

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Three Sisters to Sycamore Ridge Loops
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13 Completed 1 Reviews

I hike and run this trail all the time. It is nice, a few small hills, and a good challenge for running a great 5K loop. I hiked it this morning with a friend and her dog, and it was awesome - beautiful day, trail in good shape, and we had a great time. If you are looking for a nice quiet getaway, not far from the highway, this is the place. I am fortunate to live within 10 mins, so I make it there quite a bit.

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Sugarcreek Metropark Green Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

One of my favorite trail but wish it was longer. It is also very popular so there's less solitude but people around if you're concerned about walking or running by yourself

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Three Sisters to Sycamore Ridge Loops
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We enjoyed this trail. It had a couple if cool attractions and scenery changes which is nice. There is educational information posted along the trails--that was great for the kids. Downside for me-there were a lot more people than what i prefer.

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