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Disc Golf and Nature Trails

Miami University Regionals offers two great outdoor recreation options, a Disc Golf Course at Miami Hamilton and the Nature Trail at Miami Middletown, that are free and open to both our campus community and the general public. Dogs are welcome on a leash. Public restrooms are available during business hours.

Disc Golf

Miami University Hamilton’s Disc Golf Course features 18 holes of varying difficulties and distances that will challenge beginners and advanced players alike. Throughout the course, players will find themselves in various terrains, including an open landscape, tall grass, wooded areas, and a unique elevated basket on hole 18, making the course competition-ready. Part of our course plays around the tall grass prairie behind The Conservatory. Take advantage of our bonus practice green. The course was established in 2018 and expanded in 2023.

Best Place to Park: Players can park in the student lot across from Rentschler Hall. The tee for hole 1 is just across the street next to the staff and faculty parking lot.

Disc Golf Basket


Course amenities include concrete pads, hole signage with par distance, benches, and trash cans.

Nature Trail

Miami University Middletown’s Nature Trail reopened in June 2023 after extensive work was completed following the pandemic. The updates to the trails include bridges, directional signage, a visitor’s kiosk with a map, and the addition of benches along the trail. Hikers can enjoy one of our five loops with unpaved paths, the orange loop is the longest at 1.3 miles. Scenic highlights include old-growth woods and deep ravines along the red (0.4 miles), blue (0.6 miles), and orange (1.3 miles) trails, original Armco Park roads running along the green trail (0.4 miles), and newer-growth woodlands along the purple trail (0.5 miles).

Best Place to Park: Hikers can enter on Forest Hills Dr. off of N. Breiel Blvd., turn left into the first parking lot, and the trail entrance is marked by the trail kiosk on your left.

Nature Trail


Generations have enjoyed the campus site since it was opened as Armco Park in 1921. Armco gifted the 144-acre site to Miami to build the campus, and Miami retained the trails. They were formally dedicated as the Nature Trail in 1978 after a major renovation under the leadership of Gene Bennett, founding executive director of Miami Middletown.

Show Your Support

There are more improvements we want to add, such as course basket lights and tree identification markers. And with your gift, you can also help us create an endowment for continued improvement and maintenance of these great campus and community assets.

Interested in a disc hole sponsorship or naming opportunity at the nature trail for a tree or bench, please contact Jennifer Clark by email at or call 513-785-3291.

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Contact Us

Disc Golf Course

1601 University Blvd. Hamilton, OH 45011
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Nature Trail

4200 N. University Blvd. Middletown, OH 45042