Dayton, OH

Stillwater River Recreational Trail, Wegerzyn Gardens, Englewood MetroPark

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The Stillwater Recreational Trail is a paved multi-use path that runs along the Still Water River. It’s a nice combination of riverside multi-use path, and parks. There are two sections, not contiguous.

South Section: Triangle Park to Wegerzyn Gardens. Starting in Triangle Park, ~3 miles north of downtown, enjoy the paths of this park, and then run north on the Stillwater River trail for 1.5 miles, entering Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. It’s a mix of water views, some wooded sections, and some park-like open terrain. Pop off the Stillwater Trail to enjoy paths around 10 formal gardens, a nature trail & the Swamp Forest boardwalk. So overall, this is a 5-7 mile out and back, incorporating additional paths in the parks.

  • Downtown Access/Longer Run. To access this route from downtown, it’s 3 miles along the Great Miami River Trail to Triangle Park. There, the trail then heads northeast for another 1.5 miles before leaving the river for a bit, and then for many miles north toward Troy and Piqua.

Northern Section & Englewood MetroPark. This is a lovely area for running north of Dayton. A northern section of the Stillwater Trail runs for ~3 miles, and is a good anchor for the  1,900 acres of lakes, woods, wetlands and meadows. There are several miles of trails in the park — the longest for running is the 3.8 mile Green Trail.

Essentials
  • Southern section 2.3 miles one-way from Triangle Park to the end of Wegerzyn Gardens. Northern section is ~3 miles, plus additional paths in Englewood Park.
  • Northern section is hillier
  • Triangle Park. Or can access from downtown (3 miles); Northern Section starts in Jake Grossnickle Memorial Park

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Essentials
  • Southern section 2.3 miles one-way from Triangle Park to the end of Wegerzyn Gardens. Northern section is ~3 miles, plus additional paths in Englewood Park.
  • Northern section is hillier
  • Triangle Park. Or can access from downtown (3 miles); Northern Section starts in Jake Grossnickle Memorial Park