Mad River Trail
The Mad River Trail (Route 8) offers a paved route connecting a handful of parks along its namesake river in northeastern Dayton. The scenic pathway is also part of the nation's largest network of paved, off-street trails.
The Mad River Trail is a great way to get from downtown Dayton’s RiverScape MetroPark to Eastwood MetroPark, the Creekside Trail, Huffman MetroPark and the Wright Brothers-Huffman Prairie Trail. The lion's share of the trail is relatively flat, offering an easy workout that even children will be able to handle—whether biking, skating or walking. At the very eastern end of the route three switchbacks take you up Huffman Dam for a spectacular view of the Mad River Valley!