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    Monica Boler reviewed Ft. Hill Gorge Trail to Deer Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I actually didn't complete the Deer to Gorge Trail, but one of the shorter loops, beginning with the Buckeye Trail, which was approximately three miles. I was having difficulty with shin splints from new hiking shoes, so we cut our hike short. This was, however, still a worthwhile loop. It's first leg was a challenging incline. It leveled out for a short time, then, turned into another sharp incline. This trail is trimmed by the mounds from the ancient, Hopewell tribe, so there was also an intriguing historical element. The trail plateaued, and we could hear a distant motor. As we got closer, it grew really loud until we realized it was coming from a small pond. Our "motor" was thousands of frogs! This is a unique trail system that I will definitely come back to. Don't attempt this trail in wet weather, unless you dare. The last leg is a steep downhill trail. It is wet, even in fairly dry weather. There are also bathrooms and lots of picnic tables.

    Monica Boler reviewed Rowe Woods Trails

    over 1 year ago

    I believe that this is the same as the Cincinnati Nature Center. It costs $9 per person to enter. There is also an option to purchase a membership. For those who live in the area, this may prove to be worthwhile. Although, I wasn't expecting the entrance fee, the system of trails did not disappoint. I spent a few hours there, trail map in hand. It seems to be a popular area to hike. The outer loops, which were more difficult, had fewer people, especially in the early afternoon. There is a trail for all skill levels, and the trails make up a continuous network, which allow for a very long trek. The scenery is beautiful, the trails pretty well marked, and the employees and fellow hikers were friendly. Most enjoyable for me was the creek, with stepping stones placed strategically for easy crossing. I don't think I could ever get tired of this place!

    Monica Boler followed Jeff Ferioli

    over 1 year ago

    Monica Boler reviewed Adams Lake Trails

    almost 2 years ago

    This was a nice park-like atmosphere with a paved, .6 mile point-to-point trail and two loops. The loops are short and well-marked. We walked all the trails at least twice to make a total of four miles walked. The foot bridges had non-skid material to prevent slipping in wet weather. There is a playground, shelter, and lots of benches and picnic tables. Fishing is allowed there, as well. There were a lot of people there on the 50+ degree day.

    Monica Boler saved Adams Lake Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Monica Boler completed Adams Lake Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Monica Boler reviewed Joan Jones Portman Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Very nice place to hike. Scenery is excellent. It is a well-marked trail. It can be a little muddy in wetter seasons. Caves and a waterfall in the landscape and a great picnic area nearby.

    Monica Boler saved Joan Jones Portman Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Monica Boler completed Joan Jones Portman Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Monica Boler saved Deer Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Monica Boler reviewed Deer Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Walked this trail on an overcast Sunday afternoon. It's a completely wooded trail. Careful, the footbridges are slick when wet. The trail itself was not muddy despite the recent wet weather. Perfect length for acwet day.

    Monica Boler completed Deer Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago