Ault Park Trails is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cincinnati, OH that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Such a beautiful park!! After your hike plenty of room to space out, lay in the grass, kick the soccer ball around and walk through please ty of gardens.
A huge space to adventure here, and the views from the train tracks are so cool
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.
Beautiful trails, breathtaking views, some were pretty advanced for beginners but still doable
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!
Incredible. I was about 10 feet from a doe with two fawns and the old railroad is an awesome sight. Great trail and great workout, I'd recommend this trail to anyone looking for a great time!
This was my boyfriend and I's first time hiking and Ault Park did not disappoint. There are all kinds of trails for your difficulty level. We connected the trails so overall I think we hiked about 3.5/4 miles. We will definitely be back.
An excellent trail inside the 275 loop in Cincy. You can interconnect the trails to make your hike much longer than 1.4 miles. Our hike was 2.5 miles and could've been extended to 4 miles easily. ..very hilly, a great workout.
Such a great short hike. Fun with the kids and not hard for us!
Great trails ,beautiful scenery. Trails can be really slick and difficult even a few days after rain so use caution. Great place for pics and the abandoned railroad is very cool.
One of my favorite places in town.
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.