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Orange Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (10)

A great loop around Germantown Metropark.


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Map Key

7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

Loop

889' 271 m

High

742' 226 m

Low

703' 214 m

Up

702' 214 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

The Orange Trail itself is the crown jewel of Germantown Metropark. This eight-mile loop offers varied terrain ranging from rooted singletrack to short sections of wide flat dirt roads. The stretch from the dam to the visitor center is the most demanding, with steep up and down trails and many roots along the way.

The portion of this trail on the eastern side of the creek near the campground is very wide and smooth (and downhill when hiking clockwise).

Flora & Fauna

This trail offers viewing of wildflowers and trees. The entirety of the route is shaded due to the forested nature of the area.

Contacts

Land Manager: Five Rivers MetroParks

Shared By:

Derek Griffiths

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  4.1 from 10 votes

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#159

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#8,310

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Photos

Fall woodlands make for a pleasant sight on the Orange Trail.
Apr 10, 2017 near Germantown, OH
Trail Intersection #16 is bolstered by an informative kiosk, plenty of shade, and a picnic area.
Apr 10, 2017 near Germantown, OH
Creek Crossing at the Siebenthaler
Apr 14, 2018 near Farmers…, OH
A flat stretch during the 2015 Germantown 50K.
Oct 28, 2015 near Germantown, OH
Running across the Germantown Dam during the 2015 Germantown 50K.
Oct 28, 2015 near Germantown, OH

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Jan 18, 2021
Greg Smith
Nov 26, 2020
Lora Domeck
7.9mi
Jun 27, 2020
HARRY Clyde
Really muddy early on taking the Yellow/Orange Trail on the right starting from the nature center but is not as bad later on except in spots. Very… 8.1mi — 3h 19m
Jun 3, 2020
Brady Blue
Trail conditiojs where good. A bit muddy between trail instersect marker 9/10. Which is to be expected. 7.9mi — 3h 34m
Aug 31, 2019
Erin Havens
7.9mi — 4h 30m
Aug 11, 2019
Eric Baldwin
My son and I hiked the orange trail with full packs (30-40lbs) in training for longer adventures soon! The trails are well kept, clearly marked, a… 7.9mi — 2h 56m
Nov 9, 2018
gonelong .
Orange Trail - very muddy, but enjoyed the views of the river and the many hills 7.9mi — 2h 55m
Jul 24, 2017
Christopher Watkins
Wet near the river. Bug bite