Closures & Cancellations:
- The recreation trails near the rivers may be under water in periods of river flooding. Please scout and plan your trips accordingly. Use caution when traveling on sections that are under water, choosing an alternate route if at all possible. Visit miamivalleytrails.org or follow #MVTrails on Twitter for more detailed information regarding closures and alerts.
- The Cox Arboretum MetroPark Tree Tower and Children's Discovery Garden at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark may be closed due to inclement weather conditions.
Monet Bridge construction
The Monet Bridge at Cox Arboretum MetroPark is undergoing cosmetic work and repainting. The bridge will close periodically during weekdays but will be open to the public after 4 PM and on weekends.
Two Carriage Hill MetroPark horse trails closed
The green and red horse trails are now open, but the blue and yellow trails will remain closed until conditions improve.
Carriage Hill MetroPark Historic Farm restrooms closed
The drinking fountain and restrooms in the historic farm area at Carriage Hill MetroPark are currently closed for maintenance.
Swamp Forest Boardwalk Closed
The Swamp Forest Boardwalk at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark will be closed until a downed tree is removed.
Mad River Trail, waterway closures for bridge construction
The section of the Mad River Bike Trail that goes under the Harshman Bridge will be closed for the remainder of the bridge construction. Detour signs are posted directing to the traffic light at the Eastwood MetroPark entrance.
There will also be buoys placed in the river north and south of the Huffman Dam to warn watercraft users that they will not be able to enter the construction zone. Please put in below the Harshman Rd. bridge during construction; the best access is at the Mad River Run.
The section of the Mad River Bike Trail that goes under Webster St. Bridge will be open and closed intermittently during the demolition and construction. Check Miami Valley Bike Trails news and alerts page for details on the detour and updates on the opening and closing timeline.
It is recommended that paddlers portage around this construction on the river left side if construction debris appears to be creating a hazard. The conditions under the bridge could change daily.
Water off at several areas of Germantown MetroPark
Due to a well issue, there is no water available at the Welcome Center or Cottonwood, Gold Finch or Morning Glory shelters until further notice. There will continue to be vault toilet access for the affected shelters and a port-a-let in the Welcome Center parking lot.
Woodman Fen Trail Closed
The perimeter trail at Woodman Fen is temporarily closed.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark Loop Path updates
Loop Path construction along the west side of the parking lot is complete. Orange hazard fence is removed and access to the Visitor Center is fully available. The disability parking spaces remain temporarily relocated to the east side of the block while details of lighting and new signage are completed. Currently, power is restored to the parking lot lighting and the front entrance sign.
Trail Closure at Taylorsville MetroPark
The Buckeye/North Country trail is closed in Taylorsville MetroPark from the Tadmor Lot (2005 U.S 40) to Old Springfield Rd. Users are advised to use the Great Miami River Bikeway as their route for this portion of trail until further notice.
Strategic Trail Initiative begins at Sugarcreek MetroPark
The Strategic Trail Initiative (STI) has officially begun at Sugarcreek MetroPark. MetroParks' staff has started to construct new pieces of trail on the Red/Green loop. The old trails will remain open while new construction is taking place, one section at a time. Once a new section has been completed with specialized machinery, hand working crews will finalize the new trail. When opened, new trails sections may be hazardous until the surface has been compacted by use. Please use caution. Trails will stablize once they dry from winter/spring moisture.
Hand working days are great opportunities for visitors to come and volunteer and be part of the new trails being built. Call our Volunteer Coordinator Yvonne Dunphy at (937) 277-4147 to learn more about volunteer trail work days including dates and times of trail work days. Contruction will begin again in May, weather permitting. View a map of Sugarcreek highlighting the proposed trail changes >>
Great Miami Bikeway closures and detour information
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has temporarily closed the Great Miami River Bikeway in downtown Dayton, as part of the I-75 Modernization (Phase 2) project, effective November 25, 2012. The closures impact the bikeway on BOTH sides of the Great Miami River. ODOT and the City of Dayton will maintain marked detours around the closures to allow for cycling and walking traffic to proceed along the trail route.