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Cincinnati’s Premier Outdoor Outfitter

The Specialty Outdoor Retail Experience


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 you’re shopping for hiking boots or shoes, camping gear like sleeping bags and tents, or hiking gear like backpacks. Shop our awesome selection of kayaks and watersports to get out on the water. You can also find all your travelling solutions like car racks or carriers, buy some of the best technical apparel and outdoor clothing, or any other essentials, we’ve got you covered. RRT has a full selection of climbing gear as well!

Recent Blog Posts

  • A Brief Discussion on Wilderness Medicine

    In a wilderness setting definitive care is over an hour away, anyone with thumbs can provide some level of care, and you may be your sole provider. Chances are that there will be limited resources and an extended amount of time to endure on your way to the trailhead, ambulance, or emergency department depending on the severity of the illness or injury.
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  • Gear Review: Zoleo Satellite Communicator

    The Zoleo is a two way satellite communication device. It pairs with your smart phone via Bluetooth and an extremely intuitive app available on iOS and Android. 
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  • Preparation

    When you’re first starting to plan a long trip there’s this big empty slate and you have figure out how you’re going to fill it.  Sometimes you start filling it with how you’re going to explore a place, or how you’re going to cram as much as possible into the time you have and other times it’s how you’re going to accomplish a task that seems impossible (like walking 2,600 miles).  Thankfully, when you set out to do a thru-hike you at least have a pre-determined route and the general direction of where you’re going.  The next step is deciding how far you want to take your planning and that’s where things start to get messy and sometimes confusing.
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