Caldwell Nature Preserve Trail

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Caldwell Nature Preserve Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cincinnati, Ohio that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

over grown

no dogs

2.7 mile trail near Carthage, Ohio A really great, little known gem.  Trails wind along ridges formed by Mill Creek Watershed. Good elevation change as you pass over bridges through gorges.  Forest is full of mature Beech, Walnut, Oak.  This preserve is a glimpse at what the Mill Creek valley might have been before industrialization.   

2 hours ago

I love this Preserve! It is a hidden jewel! Spring is the best time same as fall. Not too many people know about this park so you get the park for yourself! Our dog loves it too!

27 days ago

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2 months ago

We enjoy the hills and views. A couple areas are a bit challenging. i.e. Getting across fallen trees, or a slope that may be slippery. Fun

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2 months ago

In the winter this trail doesn't get you far away from the train and street noise or the golf course to really feel like you are in nature. Might try it again once the leaves are on the trees.

2 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice little park with several loops. Two of the loops are technically close though people still use them and just go around the downed trees.

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6 months ago

Very fun and beautiful hike. They've closed the trail down by the Mill Creek as well as the two loops further away from the parking lot due to the ash trees. The trail down by the creek has fallen into some disrepair and involves a little bit of scrambling to follow the original path. You can still get to the creek easy enough and can follow your path in back out. The second loop from the parking lot is still very accessible. It was getting late and the path to the third loop was difficult to find (never did find it) so we saved that for next time. A beautiful forest with large old trees, creeks and the river. Easy to moderate.

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9 months ago

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Saturday, August 24, 2013