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REI River Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (9)

The REI River Trail is a 1.2-mile primitive trail complete with backpacking campsites on elevated platforms.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

99%

Runnable

707' 215 m

High

683' 208 m

Low

25' 8 m

Up

29' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Description

The REI River Trail is a 1.2-mile primitive trail complete with backpacking campsites on elevated platforms. The trail runs along the Scioto River where runners can look over scenic bluffs, find the giant sycamore tree, and locate a small heron rookery. Backpacking campsites are available free and available via registration. 

This easy, primitive trail along the Scioto River begins at the north end of the park near the canoe access ramp.  Of the five campsites in the park, two are along the REI River Trail. 

The trail merges with the Overlook and Mingo Trail where the remaining three campsites are located.  This trail is great for the beginner backpacker learning a new skill and the advanced backpacker testing out the latest and greatest equipment. The trail is in a floodplain and will flood seasonally. 

Contacts

Land Manager: Central Ohio Metro Parks

Shared By:

Kristen Arendt

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  4.3 from 9 votes

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  4.3 from 9 votes
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#119

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#6,756

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Photos

Looking down the trail
May 13, 2018 near Obetz, OH
Scioto River banks on the REI trail
May 13, 2018 near Obetz, OH
Scioto River on the REI trail
May 13, 2018 near Obetz, OH
Great view of the river. You can kayak or canoe here as well.
May 13, 2018 near Obetz, OH

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