Dream. Plan. Live.
Roads Rivers and Trails is Cincinnati’s family owned outdoor outfitter located off the Little Miami Scenic River in Milford. Our staff knows outdoor gear because we use outdoor gear. Specializing in kayaking, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, and travel, we have an experienced and encouraging staff for personalized outfitting.
Our events celebrate our wild spaces, provide outdoor education, and inspire your next outdoor adventure. Serving our Cincinnati community and offering better opportunities in outdoor recreation are the building blocks for Roads Rivers and Trails. We are more than an outdoor store, we are your base camp to dream, plan, and live for adventure.
Born from an Appalachian Trail thru hike, nature continues to inspire us in what we do. Roads Rivers and Trails provides an experience and outfitting service second to none. No matter what outdoor gear and clothing your adventure needs, whether its hiking boots or shoes, backpacking, kayaks, clothing, or any other essentials, we’ve got you covered.
Many of the Buffalo River’s 135 miles are wide and gentle, but the upper portion of the river just below our launch point at Steel Creek contains technical rapids up to Class 2. With the river in flood stage and park rangers urging us to hold off on starting, we were faced with a choice. We could wait several days to start until water levels receded, throwing us off our itinerary, or we could face the flooded river.
If you’ve ever been in the shop and asked one of us for help when planning a trip, we’ve most likely pulled up some website or resource that you might not have been previously familiar with. After years of planning trips and adventuring around you tend to start collecting these resources, but I understand they can be hard to find at first, especially for those who aren't research oriented. My goal here is to throw out some of my top resources for getting you outside and trip planning. The resources that will help for a specific trip are going to vary wildly, but the ones I’m going to cover will hopefully span a vast amount destinations and trip types.
As you could probably imagine we see our fair share of scouts preparing for trips at RRT. Currently with 4 Eagle Scouts on staff we'd like to think we are pretty good at it too. So with all of that scouting experience we were curious what stood out to them as their most epic trips and unforgettable moments. Here is Will and Joe's top 5 trips that they would not have experienced without being a Boy Scout.