Explore the most popular hiking trails in Mount Airy Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice view in the forest. But need better maintenance.

Great trails close to the city. Markings aren’t great and they are not very well maintained but a lot of mileage possible.

The trail was not very well-traveled. In some areas, I didn’t even know if we were following a trail. A lot of it is right next to a well-traveled road; so not very “naturey”

9/29 - we wanted to do this trail and saw signs that most loops are closed for hunting. Big disappointment

The trail is a bit overgrown in some areas and you definitely need a map or gps application to stay on the loop. It's pretty rough with roots in some areas but overall it's a great trail considering it's in the middle of a city.

Good trail for how close it is to the city. Extremely overgrown in a lot of areas, but overall a good hike.

Really enjoyed this hike. Not too easy or tough and beautiful woods.

As others have mentioned, the trails split often so you’ll find yourself on your phone a lot referencing the map. Several areas could use maintenance to cut back some of the overgrowth. I ended up only doing half the loop.

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

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. UPDATE (8/27/18): The route posted now correctly lists the trail at 4.2 miles.

The trail itself was a nice wooded trail. Enough ups and downs to give you a workout. I gave it 3 stars vs 5 because once you get on the trail they are VERY poorly marked. We started on the Cedar trail, note there were NO G markings. The only markings we saw were L, E and F. We talked to several folks once we got back to the car and they all said the same thing. Once they got back to the road they followed it to their car since they could trust the trail markings. This is a shame since this place has so much to offer hikers.

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

The trail that’s recorded here is only 4 miles not 7.

Hard to follow trail as mapped but enjoyable

Great trail to run. Very difficult to run, lots of rocks and roots. Got lost a few times. This app was very useful to fin my way. Watch out for the stone steps.

A good bit of the trail was cut off due to hunting, but the trail portion I was allowed to hike was beautiful if not a little muddy from recent rains.

I managed to hike about 3 miles there today. A lot of the trails were closed due to hunting today. I’ll definitely visit again.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

My wife, son, and I headed out to do this trail today as our first local-Cincinnati hike after discovering AllTrails. The distance and altitude looked fair for us, and it was, but the trails were not marked very well at all. The beginning portion is all good, aside from the fact that you technically start at Trailhead H and not G, as the name would suggest. The early portion all followed the route nearly perfectly but we had a lot of issues identifying the balance of the trail once you cross of the Trail Ridge Rd. We never actually ended up on the correct course. By the time we tried 3 different routes, we just stuck on the one we were on and came out at a clearing on Furnas Ridge Rd. That being said, the quality of the trail was outstanding but even a GPS guided route was extremely difficult to follow, even zoomed all the way in. As they say, there's no wrong turns on a good hike, but this one, as shown, is quite difficult to follow.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mt. Airy is a great park to visit, but the trails could really use some work.The trail markers are baffling, and there doesn't seem to be a good map available. Some areas of the forest have beautiful old beech trees, but other parts are so choked with honeysuckle that you can't see more than 15 feet off the trail, and Japanese stilt grass has overgrown a lot of the trail. The stone steps are amazing, but the honeysuckle really needs to be cut away or they will soon be impassable.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017


Sunday, September 03, 2017

Nice trails for an urban park

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nice trail so near downtown! Not marked real well so recommend you look at the parks website to know which trails to take in order to get the full loop

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Beautiful nature area in Mt. Airy, slick when wet though, fairly dangerous.

Nice trail for an urban area

Nice Trail, Great Stone stairs up the hill!!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

hiked 6 miles starting from the treehouse. a lot of sections were muddy due the rains a few days back. section L is steep...others are easy to moderate.

Great hiking trails

The hike was beautiful but went the wrong way several times—glad I had this app (until my phone died)

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