2023 Hike-A-Thon

child walking in the hike-a-thon. Discover, learn, explore.

Hike-A-Thon is returning on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the DeWitt Cabin Trailhead: 4831 Oxford Trenton Rd., Oxford, Ohio 45056. 

Hike-A-Thon celebrates the outdoors and the exciting progress of the newly paved Oxford Area Trail and Miami University Natural Areas Trail systems. This event is family-friendly, pet friendly (with a leash), and wheelchair accessible. T-shirts and pins will be available with donation, while supplies last.

Hike the new trail to Leonard Howell Park and have lunch from Deez Tacos and ice cream from Duebbie Queen between 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and hike back to DeWitt along the boardwalk at Ruder Preserve and the Marcum Trail, along Four Mile Creek and past the stables. Or, enjoy a hike on a more rustic trail through the Bachelor Preserve.

Stop by the trailhead to learn and explore with our amazing community and university partners, including:

  • Audubon Society
  • Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Coalition for a Healthy Community
  • Enjoy Oxford
  • Hefner Museum of Natural History
  • Hueston Woods State Park
  • Miami University Equestrian Team
  • Miami University Outdoor Pursuits Center
  • Miami University Student Health and Wellness
  • Oxford Museum Association
  • Three Valley Conservation
Organized by Miami University Natural Areas, the City of Oxford, and Miami University
Sustainability, this Hike-A-Thon is sponsored by Enjoy Oxford and is part of Green Umbrella’s
Great Outdoor Weekend.

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Take A Hike at the Hike-A-Thon Plus! Discover, Learn, and Explore the Miami University’s Natural Areas at the Hike-A-Thon Plus in Oxford, Ohio! This free rain or shine event will be held at DeWitt Cabin on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9am to 2pm The Hike-a-Thon Plus will offer opportunities to discover our local natural resources, learn from various demonstrations, and explore by hiking on marked trails at the Miami University Natural Areas. With over 1,000 acres and 17 miles of trails that cross beautiful streams, woodlands and wildlife, Miami University’s Natural Areas are perfect for beginner, moderate and experienced hikers interested in this 1-, 3- or 5-mile event. No registration is required – just show up!