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22 days ago

Nice for a quick and easy walk.

Very decent trail. Good variety of relatively flat parts with good mix of some somewhat challenging inclines and declines and rocky parts. Nice overlooks to the river then a section runs along the creek, then a forest-y type area. Again, nice little mix here.

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.

Great short hike.

1 month 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.

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

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.

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.

For our first visit, we had a little difficulty finding a starting point. There is a sign for the trail close to River Road, but the parking to get started was farther up on Bender Road.

3 months ago

This trail is so poorly marked that I would not recommend it to anyone.

Bender Mountain trail is a great gem of Hamilton County. Thanks for the trail maintenance.

Beautiful views, tons of trillium plants, well maintained, great location. Enjoy!

4 months ago

Not a real hiking trail all the way through. it shares with roads as well. it's rated hard as well. not sure why? Not worth the drive if you are coming from afar.

4 months ago


5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Short but really fun technical trails, lots of good elevation changes.

Great for doggo walkin and bits of water splashin.

I love this little trail! It is sufficiently challenging, especially if you take the PawPaw trail down the other side of the ridge. It’s well marked and has some great views of the river (at least with no leaves on the trees!)

beautiful views. Totally worth the walk

NIce trail, but be ready for mosquitoes especially in the summer

My boyfriend and I love to take our dog out on this trail. The creek at the base is nice and the paths straight up the hill give you a pretty good work out. We come here often.

9 months ago

I go with my dog all the time because I can hike there. kudos to the volunteers who maintain the trails.

Surprisingly quiet on a beautiful day. A few wildlife sightings - a red crested woodpecker, a dark gray squirrel, and random birds. A nice crispy November day.

9 months ago

great recreational trail, epic view of Cincinnati

So beautiful on a fall day . Easy with kids .

Loved it!! Great hike, great views.

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