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.
The long trails of America catch our imaginations: the Appalachian Trail with its steep rolling mountains, the Pacific Crest Trail with its alpine beauty, and the Continental Divide Trail’s rugged wilderness. These trails are serious undertakings that require money, equipment, and most of all, time. What if you’re short on one or even all of these? There are other routes in America’s National Trail System, and a few outside of it, that can be accomplished without tackling the Triple Crown. Here are six moderately long walks where you can wander off for a month or two without being gone for a whole season.
Your favorite piece of gear can be like a good friend. You might only see it a few times each year, but it can feel like no time has passed. RRT's staff has many gear favorites; here are some pieces in particular that have won our affection year after year.
Rain jackets, boots, gloves, and other equipment made using high-performing GORE-TEX waterproofing have historically contained PFAS and PFOS. For those, like me, that aren’t chemically literate, this essentially means that waterproof materials are made with harmful chemicals.