Luis T. on Ault Park Trails
Several trails with many ambiguous markers, overgrown trails, and still pretty fun. Trails are pretty trafficked (I came on a weekend) but are quite beautiful.
Decent hike. Unfortunately there really is not any good hiking in Cincinnati. The map shows a shorter route. I took the long route, which is probably around 3 miles. Training for Mt. Elbert in Colorado so this is closest I can get to incline hiking in Cincy. I would come back though!
Joel C. on Ault Park Trails
Beautiful wooded walk with well groomed trails. My only complaint is that it's hard to keep track of the trails. You can do lots of wandering but it's difficult to stay on a specific trail.
Ault Park is a beautiful urban park. I would recommend going in the warmer months. There is a young cherry blossom forest there that will look beautiful in spring, along with privately kept gardens that add a lot of character to the park. It's also pet friendly.
As far as the trails go, we hiked the short Shattuc trail. My only complaint was that you could see a lot of civilization while actually on the trail. That being said, it is an urban park and things like that are to be expected. Ultimately, we enjoyed the short hike and plan to return and do the main Forest Loop trail when it reopens after hunting season.
This trail was absolutely fantastic! Lots of hills and wonderful views of Ault Park. The only (minor) issue I had was that you could see the highway and the Red Bank exit through the trees. While that's not an issue the park itself could fix, it's just a minor annoyance. Highly recommend this one!
Ault Park is a great place for anyone who lives in or around the city of Cincinnati. The trail itself is hard to follow at times due to the amount of forks in the trail. The plus side of this, however, is that there are several different trails to follow with varying lengths. The trail has decent elevation changes and great scenery. The trail is well maintained and the forest is a mature forest with large trees and not much undergrowth.
One final note, the trail is shut down at times during the fall and the winter due to controlled deer hunts within the park itself. Make sure to read all signs before entering the trail.