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.

So beautiful on a fall day . Easy with kids .

Loved it!! Great hike, great views.

What a great trail. Thanks to all those who do the hard work to maintain it. North and South Paw Paw trails bisect it making it possible to do all sorts of workout routes of varying difficulty. I backpack it for strength training and run it for aerobic endurance workouts. Have taken my grandson on it at night with headlamps. The tree trunks are punctuated by the glowing eyes of huge wolf spiders. Hiking it in winter snow and ice with crampons is a treat because you’ll have it all to yourself. It is an absolute treasure. Try running it to the soundtrack of “Last of the Mohicans”. Don’t miss the spring display of all sorts of wildflowers.

Well maintained, picturesque and challenging. Water feature too!

Healthy climbs, can take Paw Paw Gap Trail as a shortcut. Downhill Eagle Scout Trail is very nice. Benches at different lookout points. Slippery when wet.

This was our first time here. I only wish there was a visitors center. We went all the way to South Paw Paw Gap trail. The path conditions are pretty wild: narrow, muddy, and rocky. We enjoyed it anyway. Beautiful view of the river.

Excellent to enjoy the early spring flowers.

Beautiful views!

One of the best around! Part of the Western Wildlife Corridor. Check out their website- they do good stuff!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hidden gem. Moderately strenuous hike 30 minutes from the city. Cool ridge at the top of the hill.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A moderately strenuous hike along the base of Bender Mountain and up to it's ridge line. All forested with views of the Ohio River from the top. The loop trail includes three different trails of Bender Mountain Nature Preserve totaling 2.3 miles.

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