Wolf Creek Trail

Trail Guide

Length16 miles (total)
Connecting Trails Great Miami River Trail
End PointsSouth segment: Great Miami River Trail (south) to Little Richmond Road (north) North segment: Vickwood Road (south), Trotwood to Village of Verona (north)
CountiesMontgomery
Cities & TownsDayton, Trotwood, Brookville, Verona
SurfacesPaved, multi-use
Interactive Map Visitors Guide

Trail Summary

The Wolf Creek Trail begins where Wolf Creek intersects the Great Miami River near downtown Dayton. Heading northwest, the trail follows along the creek—one of five waterways that give Five Rivers MetroParks its name. In western Montgomery County, the route follows an historic rail corridor, making a beeline for Brookville and Verona, Ohio.

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The south segment winds its way through west Dayton past Adventure Central at Wesleyan MetroPark and ends at Little Richmond Road. A challenging road ride can be used to bridge this gap. Consult a map for connecting roadways.


The northwestern segment of the Wolf Creek Trail follows an abandoned railroad route. This portion is relatively flat for most of its length, and it passes alongside Sycamore State Park. Here, you'll find a variety of activities found in most Ohio state parks: hiking trails, ponds, prairies and plenty of picnic areas. The park is notable for its preservation of prairies and open fields filled with native grasses and wildflowers. Heading further northwestward the trail winds through rolling farm fields on its way to Brookville and past Golden Gate Park. From here, there is a safe underpass at I-70 and the trail heads to the very northwest, rural corner of Montgomery County ending in the Village of Verona.

Area Attractions

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Trail Guide

Length16 miles (total)
Connecting Trails Great Miami River Trail
End PointsSouth segment: Great Miami River Trail (south) to Little Richmond Road (north) North segment: Vickwood Road (south), Trotwood to Village of Verona (north)
CountiesMontgomery
Cities & TownsDayton, Trotwood, Brookville, Verona
SurfacesPaved, multi-use
Interactive Map Visitor Guide

Sites along the way

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