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Very rocky and is more like 4.5 miles long. Trail markers are confusing.

As a wheelchair user, I found it extremely easy to navigate.

Pretty good loop, especially considering its location. Lots of intersecting trails though and it can be tricky to know if you're actually following the route. Load the route into your recorder and follow that, double check yourself at the intersections. Also, the route that is currently posted (as of 8/12/17) actually does the loop twice. It's really closer to 4 miles with an elevation gain of about 500 feet.

rainy day was still nice

Great trail! hard to find trail heads. just park in the gravel and follow the creek till you find one. only knock is you hear cars and or trains at all times on the trail.

The further you go on the trail the better it becomes. Nice pond to relax by along the way.

Great short hike.

it's our favorite local trail. having to have a paid membership keeps all of the riff raff out. they have lots of fun events too for members

hiking
21 days ago

Too many bikers. Not a lot of scenery. Was a great trail to get the heart rate up but had to share with a lot bikers and runners. Went on a Saturday morning though so that may have had something to do with it.

Love these trails! different options for different skill levels. perfect for getting ready for a big hike.

hiking
29 days ago

This trail is definitely an easy trail, not moderate, as it’s mostly flat. The trail crosses a meadow several times so if it’s a hot day, the sun will get you a few times. My dog and I loved it. Since it’s so short, we combined it with the Little Turtle Trail for a nice hike.

Beautiful hike back to the waterfall!

Nice climb with beautiful view of the Ohio River from the top. The parking lot is not marked but the all trails app assured us that we were at the right spot for the trail head.

Lots of trails not on map so it's fun to explore.Lots of good elevation changes to get a good workout

Fun hike, not too difficult. Lots of shade luckily, we went on a pretty hot day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

My dog and I hiked this for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I recorded 2.5 miles though, per Map My Walk app. I’d definitely say this is an easy trail and a great for a beginning hiker. Very little elevation changes. It’s a perfect trail for a hot summer day because it’s all in the shade, unless you complete the loop that goes through the meadow, then you’ll be in the full sun. Trails are gravel and a very nice width.

trail was great.a great place to train for a longer hike.

Trail was rated appropriately. There’s not a lot to look at though and there were only bikes on the trail. No other hikers. I wouldn’t recommend for hiking when there lots of other great trails in the area that are for hikers only.

Great urban trail, feels larger than it is. Trails can be very confusing but makes for a nice adventure.

Nice wooded trails. Clean park. We got a little lost which in turn made our walk a little longer but all in all it was a great experience.

I completed the perimeter a couple weeks ago my GPS read 11.1 miles. These are the best trails in the Cincinnati area. I frequent the perimeter trails here where there is a little less traffic. If you live in the area the yearly membership is well worth it. There are some decent hills, stone and wood steps, as well as prairies and creek crossings. Love these trails and take my dogs as well. They do have very strict leash requirements but I appreciate that as it can be quite annoying having random unleashed dogs run up to you or your dogs on leashes.

hiking
1 month ago

Great forest in the middle of the suburbs. The trails are well traveled to a fault with even the unmarked trails being easy to confuse with the marked trails. Overall a nice hike and even with some confusion, you aren't going to get lost.

1 month ago

This is a great hike for what it is; the biggest problem is that there simply isn't enough of it. As others have pointed out, it's relatively rugged for an urban park trail, there's ample elevation change (you pass through the bottom of a relatively deep ravine and then scale a steep hillside on the back end), and the scenery is well enough. The trail markings aren't necessarily terrific, but it's kind of hard to get lost when civilization is a quarter mile in every direction.

Since it's a relatively short hike and only a five minute drive from my house, it's perfectly fine if I'm a little crunched for time but want to get a quick hike in. I'm probably going to the Rowe Woods otherwise.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trails with many options for all skill levels. Trails heads are marked well and maps are easy to find.

I’m new-ish to this side of town and just went here for the first time a few months ago. I like to bring my dog right after work for a good run through the woods. The trail is mostly shady and easy to walk. I skip the prairie loop when it’s too hot. I mainly go for exercise, but there are a lot of birds, flowers, foxes, snakes, and turtles. It’s a nice place.

awesome

trail running
2 months ago

Nice, quiet trail. Wide and well maintained, mulched or gravel in some areas. Not too much elevation change and an okay river view. Makes for a nice shady trail run without seeing many other people. Bonus: repeat the meadow loop a couple times to increase the distance, otherwise it is very short.

Probably the best hike you're going to find in the Cincinnati area--certainly the best I've yet to experience. The trails are well maintained but this still makes for a moderately challenging ten-ish mile hike. Enough diversity in the scenery and terrain to keep it interesting on subsequent go-arounds. I take my dog here several times per summer.

The $9 price tag makes a yearly membership worth considering.

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