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  • The bikeways 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 or follow #MVTrails on Twitter for more detailed information regarding closures and alerts.


Parts of Hills & Dales MetroPark temporarily closed

Tree removal will continue the week of November 30 through December 4. Locations that may be blocked for a few hours include: Dogwood Pond parking lot, Park Road, portions of Deep Hollow Road and Twin Oak Camp.


Mad River Trail construction at Harshman Bridge

On Monday, November 30 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.


Cox Arboretum Loop Path construction updates

Cox Arboretum Loop Path construction is underway. Relocation and improvements to some of the parking lot lights is currently in process. The circuit supplying these lights is also supplying the power to the front entrance sign. For about one week, the west side of the parking lot and the main entrance sign will have no power and will consequently be dark.

The Loop Path construction is also winding its way up the hill toward the Zorniger Center. Access to the Zorniger Center from the west side and parking lot is blocked with orange hazard fence while construction continues in that area. Expect this access to remain closed for the week. Access to the Zorniger Center is available from the east side and that part of the parking lot.


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.


Great Miami Bikeway Construction Closure

Work is still underway on repaving project of the Great Miami Bikeway through Moraine, West Carrollton, and Miamisburg by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Street level detours will be posted during the project.


Stillwater Bikeway Detour

The Stillwater Bikeway under Ridge Avenue will be detoured for bridge construction beginning Monday, February 17, 2014 and remain closed until September 2015. The detour will begin just north of the Ridge Avenue bridge. The detour route will be on DeWeese Parkway, across Ridge Avenue, along the south edge of the parking lot east of Ridge Avenue, and onto the Great Miami River Trail. Bicyclist can then follow the Great Miami Trail south back to the Stillwater River Trail at the bikeway bridge to Island MetroPark. For complete info on the project, visit the Montgomery County website.

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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.

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Alert IconCAUTION - Due to the effects of the emerald ash borer, tree felling will be taking place within specific MetroParks and potentially along roadways adjacent to MetroParks' property throughout the year. Watch this page for any potential road or trail closures, and look for signs and barriers in the parks alerting you that felling is taking place. You can learn more about the emerald ash borer and what Five Rivers MetroParks is doing to combat this invasive beetle by visiting Want to help with reforestation efforts? Ongoing volunteer projects are available. Learn more and sign up at
Program Cancelations
Programs that require reservations may be canceled if a minimum number of reservations are not received. Those with reservations will be contacted if such a situation occurs.
Trail Conditions
MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA) Trail Conditions
For up to date trail conditions and closures at MoMBA, please call 937-277-4374. Enjoy the Trails and "Get Out and Ride!"

Twin Valley Backpacking Trail (TVT) Conditions
For up to date trail conditions and closures at TVT, please call (937) 274-3163. Check current weather conditions and short-term forecasts immediately before entering the backcountry. See you on the Trail!

River Corridor and Bikeways
The paved bikeways along our waterways are not snow-plowed in winter months, with the exception of a few locations. These trails may be snow and ice-covered in spots throughout the season. Take particular caution on bridges and overpasses, as they tend to freeze first. When snow-covered, residents are welcome to use these bikeways for cross-country skiing.

Unpaved Hiking & Horse Trails
Exploring the wilderness in winter is a wonderful experience. Whether gliding through the trees on cross-country skis, or hiking up a ridge to a beautiful view, the silence and beauty of winter is truly something special. At the same time, the snowy, cold, winter environment can be dangerous. Plan your trips accordingly with the weather, and bring the right equipment to travel safely in this type of environment.
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