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 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, RRT can help your adventures come to life. Shop our awesome selection of kayaks and watersports to get out on the water. You can also find traveling solutions like car racks or carriers, buy some of the best technical apparel and outdoor clothing, or browse any other essentials. RRT has a full selection of climbing gear as well! Whatever your adventure, we’ve got you covered.
I was at the shop working a Saturday shift about a month ago. Sometimes we get busy and our back-of-house spaces miss out on the care we provide to the public spaces. One of those areas is our staff kitchen, specifically the fridge. I noticed the state it was in— random juices stuck to the shelves, unidentifiable items in the freezer. It was what you might call a tragedy of the commons.
When backpacking, whether it be one night or one hundred, the Big Three can make or break your trip. The big three entails a hiker’s tent, sleep system (sleeping bag and pad), and their backpack. Here is a brief rundown of the Big Three for my 2022 Southbound (SOBO) thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.
Attempting to go lighter and branch out, I purchased the Katadyn Be Free filter. This is an ultralight, hollow fiber filter that screws onto any 42mm screw-top bottle