Trail Area

Rentschler Forest Metropark

About This Area

[Total: 2    Average: 3/5]

This park has over 400 acres that include acres of woodland, about a half-mile frontage along the Great Miami River, remnants of the old Miami-Erie Canal, a prehistoric Indian earthwork, a reconstructed wetland, and ample opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities. With 6 beautiful hiking trails, playgrounds, soccer fields, and picnic shelters, there’s always something to keep the family outside and having fun.

The hiking trails here are all short and family friendly, all the trails are between .5 and 1.3 miles in length. The canal and wetlands hike are easy flat trailed hikes. Cascade trail is considered a moderate level, but with a beautiful creek and a fun suspension bridge to hike. There are also some hidden gems along several of the paths, like Native American earth works, old homestead remnants and a serene pond.

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store Yes
Trash Disposal No

Trail Area Highlights

The Hamilton area is known for the Hopewell Indians earthworks and mounds can be find throughout the area. The Erie Canal also can be seen in several places as it ran along side the Great Miami River.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 2    Average: 3/5]