Orange Trail

Germantown, Ohio 45327

Orange Trail

Orange Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Grab your sun hat and binoculars, then head out to Twin Creek MetroPark, whose restored meadows allow expansive views of the Twin Valley and beyond. This varied hike takes you through these meadows, into woods, past a Hopewell earthwork, and down to Twin"

Orange Trail Trip Reports

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I walked this loop during early October. Rain earlier in the week left many spots quite muddy. The northern loop that takes you past the Yellow Spring and the Cascades was congested with people and dogs. (Some even off leash to play in the creek.) After the turn-off mentioned at the 1.2 mark, the foot traffic almost completely cleared. The trails on the upland side of the preserve were lovely – the trail became quite faint in places and kept us on our toes. The one draw back of the trail was the turnaround point at Grinnell Road. There is a 2ft guardrail to pass in order to cross the bridge and pick-up the trail. Limber adults can literally crawl under the guardrail or hike 100 or so yards to the end of the railing and back. The railing on the west side however, continues up the hill and out of sight. The bottom edge of the railing is about 2ft high, which makes it easier to crawl under, but the path then drops quite steeply below.
I recommend the trail – as long as you are aware of the congestion in the first loop and are prepared for the doing the limbo at the turnaround.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
About 2 to 3 hours
Year-round; the meadow blooms in late summer.
Twin Creek MetroPark
Local Contacts
USGS: Germantown
Local Maps

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