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, backpacks, kayaks, clothing, or any other essentials, we’ve got you covered.
A guy you met at the bar last night invited you to go skiing tomorrow? Do it! The weather forecast changed and now the climb you wanted to do turned into a day bumming around town? Meet people, make friends, see where the locals go when the weather turns. Woke up in a bathroom in Shanghai with a splitting headache, miss-matched shoes and a sweet new neck tat’? First of all lay off the shrooms, and secondly, you’re in Bangkok. Whoops.
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.