The Twin Valley Trail Challenge

June 3, 2017 - Dayton, Ohio

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The Routes



There are several hiking routes for you to choose from.


27.5 Miles - The TVT Challenge Classic - Hikers will attempt to hike every mile of the Twin Valley Trail on this route. This route begins at the registration area. Hikers follow the purple and orange trails in Twin Creek MetroPark following the western route. Hikers leave Twin Creek MetroPark on the Twin Valley Trail Connector and hike to Germantown MetroPark. In Germantown MetroPark hikers follow the western route of the orange trail, yellow trail, green trail and then rejoin the orange trail. After crossing the Twin Creek on Manning Road hikers return using the eastern route of the orange and pink trails, repeating the TVT Connector and follow the eastern routes of the orange and purple trails in Twin Creek MetroPark. No shuttle needed to complete the entire hike.

20 Miles - TVT Challenge Endurance - This is an endurance that hike explores the best of Twin Creek MetroPark and Germantown MetroPark. This hike begins at the registration area. These hikers follow the purple and orange trails in Twin Creek MetroPark following the western route. Hikers leave Twin Creek MetroPark on the Twin Valley Trail Connector and head to Germantown MetroPark. In Germantown MetroPark hikers follow the western route of the orange trail, yellow trail, green trail and then rejoin the orange trail. After crossing the Twin Creek on Manning Road hikers follow the eastern route of the orange and pink trail and end at the Old Mill Group Campsite. Call for a shuttle back to your car or do your own shuttle. An option is to do this as a Flip-Flop hike. With the Flip Flop you will be shuttled from registration to the Old Mill Group Campsite. You will walk this route in reverse and end your hike at the registration. With the Flip Flop hike you get shuttled first and hike back to your car. Our shuttles drivers are less busy in the morning.

15 Miles - TVT Challenge End To End - This is a hike from the southern end of the TVT to the northern end of the TVT. This hike begins at the registration area. These hikers follow the purple and orange trails in Twin Creek MetroPark following the western route. Hikers leave Twin Creek MetroPark on the Twin Valley Trail Connector and head to Germantown MetroPark. In Germantown MetroPark hikers follow the western route of the orange trail, yellow trail, green trail and then rejoin the orange trail. This hike ends at the sledding hill in Germantown MetroPark. Call for a shuttle back to your car or do your own shuttle. An option is to do this as a Flip-Flop hike. With the Flip Flop you will be shuttled from registration to the sledding hill. You will walk this route in reverse and end your hike at the registration. With the Flip Flop hike you get shuttled first and hike back to your car. Our shuttles drivers are less busy in the morning.

8 Miles - TVT Challenge E-Z - This is shortest of the hikes offered with support. It may or may not be easy depending on your ability. This route begins at the registration area. Hikers follow the purple and orange trails in Twin Creek MetroPark following the western route. After passing the Twin Valley Trail Connector hikers return using the eastern routes of the orange and purple trails. This hike is entirely within Twin Creek MetroPark. No shuttle needed.

? Miles - TVT Challenge My Way - Create your own hike and route! You choose the distance. Hike any number of miles you wish. Hike your own hike! Let us know what mileage you want, and we will show you the route!

Trail Markings. The Twin Valley Trail is marked with an icon of a hiker. Follow the hiker icon on wooden posts. Pay attention at intersections to ensure you are taking the correct path.



The mileage for all routes is based on the official mileage provided by Five Rivers MetroParks.

Learn more about the Twin Valley Trail here.

End Time: There is no set end time for the TVT Challenge. Shuttle service ends at 8:00 pm. Sunset is at 8:30 pm, and it will be dark by 9:00 pm . The parks and trails officially close at 10:00 pm. You are responsible for determining if you can safely complete your desired hike. If not please call for a shuttle to avoid having to hike in the dark or if overly fatigued.