Narrows Reserve and Nature Center

Narrows Reserve and Nature Center

2575 Indian Ripple Road Xenia, Ohio 45385

Narrows Reserve and Nature Center webpage
Narrows Reserve map

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Little Miami River Important Bird Area

About this Location

Bounded on its eastern side by more than one mile of the Little Miami River, the 162-acre Narrows Reserve and Nature Center off Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek offers multiple hiking trails, a bird observation room, an interactive nature center, a bluebird trail, canoe, and kayak access, a raptor ‘bird house,’ as well as primitive camping. Owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the reserve has been managed by Greene County Parks since the 1980s for local residents to enjoy.

Notable Trails

Hiking trails at Narrows Reserve and Nature Center include:
River Trail – 1.28 mile
Old Road Trail – .45 mile
Vista Trail – .41 mile
Cold Springs Trail – .34 mile
Meadow Trail – .32 mile
Sugar Bush Trail – .53 mile
Big Woods Trail – .88 mile

With multiple trails at the Narrows Reserve, hikers can choose from the Old Road Trail which is handicapped accessible; the Vista Trail which offers an upland view of the reserve; Cold Springs Trail which was actually used by a previous resident as a water source; Sugar Bush Trail that offers numerous sugar maples used for making maple syrup; Big Woods Trail that is home to some of the largest trees in the reserve; and the Meadow Trail that borders an open area.

Accessible parking and trails.

Restrooms on site.

Content from Narrows Reserve and Nature Center webpage